WC DH 2021
Is anyone else really looking forward to watching some WC racing this weekend?
The other site (PB) have the fantasy league up now, i’ve set us up a league “SingletrackWorld” for anyone interested in participating. Password is “louise”
There seems to be plenty of the pre-race video footage going up now, I’m looking forward to seeing who they replace Loris with on Dialed over the next few days.Posted 5 days ago
Just joined the league, I’m buzzing the the WC to start again, especially to see how Vali goes in the womens. Who’s everyone’s money on this year?Posted 4 days ago
@cleetonator cheers for setting this up. Joined as Psythepie. Bring on the racing 🙂Posted 4 days ago
Just joined up.
I’m top of the league… 🙂Posted 4 days ago
will join later but it’s pretty tough to build a team with a top rider in either class isn’t it !!!!Posted 4 days ago
I’m in . Matt walker at 375k seems quite cheap considering he’s current World Cup champion , maybe because he’s not won a race yet but even so .
looking at that list of riders it’s just so open this year , so many riders capable of winning In both the men’s and women’s. Can’t wait !Posted 4 days ago
In – can’t wait for this!
Cheers for setting up.Posted 4 days ago
I’m in…. my young lad will be joining tonight.Posted 4 days ago
I’m very much looking forward to this years events.
I think the late and very limited / wet season we had last year means there is little to no chance of predicting this years winners. Practice, training and race experience was all messed up last year. Even this year we may see the effects of Covid messing with some riders travel / race plans.Posted 4 days ago
Can you join more than one league this year?
Obviously I’d like to give you all a good hiding, but I have to prioritise thrashing my mates.Posted 4 days ago
Getting very hyped for this!
A bit distracted by Dean Lucas’ hair though 😲Posted 4 days ago
Hope he has that as a wig on top of his helmet when racing 🤣
Got a Team. It appears to be full of Frenchies.Posted 4 days ago
Well excited for this, hoping for a proper good season this year. I’ll set up my (no doubt losing) team tonight.
Then I can get the Mrs back for all the cooking / dancing / sewing / house shows we watch for the rest of the year…Posted 4 days ago
I’m in. Having lots of riders fully fit and also race-rusty should lead to mixed results, would be very easy for someone to have a run of a lifetime or even make some basic mistakes.Posted 4 days ago
Update – seems you can compete in two leagues this year.
😀Posted 4 days ago
In. Also quite a French looking team.Posted 4 days ago
Is this the thread for virtual teams or discussion about real world DH?Posted 4 days ago
Choose carefully. There’s lots of riders on those lists that won’t be racing. Some of them I’m not sure if they even ride anymore.Posted 4 days ago
Ok when is the racing? I need to plan my weekend….Posted 4 days ago
Is this the thread for virtual teams or discussion about real world DH?
I presumed it would start as the virtual teams but swiftly evolve into the general World Cup DH chat.
I think the late and very limited / wet season we had last year means there is little to no chance of predicting this years winners. Practice, training and race experience was all messed up last year. Even this year we may see the effects of Covid messing with some riders travel / race plans
I agree that it’s wide open this year, in both the men’s and womens fields, it’s anyone’s guess at this stage who’ll be taking the first few wins. I think vali is going to give the ‘old guard’ a run for their money in the womens races. In the men’s, who knows? Matt Walker should be coming into the season on a confidence high, so should do well. However all of the frenchies will be hungry for it and riding hard this year.Posted 4 days ago
Interesting that Marshy is back and working for Scott? I thought he’d retired.Posted 4 days ago
Going camping for brother in laws birthday this weekend. Gutted.Posted 4 days ago
That no social media or Singletrack or PB for me until at least Monday night to avoid the spoilers.
Great venue to kick it all off though. Super excited.
Interesting that Marshy is back and working for Scott? I thought he’d retired.
Wasn’t he at Pivot last year?Posted 4 days ago
I think vali is going to give the ‘old guard’ a run for their money in the womens races.
She was smoking everyone up to the point she broke herself at WC last year (caveated that a lot of the old hands were crocked). But I can see a similar trend as old hands didn’t get much running last season either so a lot of riders coming in after a looong time out of the tapes.Posted 4 days ago
I’m disappointed with Pinkbike coverage cos my favourite WC bits are the photo splurge track walk and then Cathro vids.
I don’t like track walk videos cos its full of riders trying to be funny and you can’t check out the shots properly. Photos!!
The tech photos are good though. Reece Wilson’s bike is looking spunktastic
Ok when is the racing? I need to plan my weekend….
the news is on pinkbike I believe men elites are racing from 12.30 saturdayPosted 4 days ago
Thursday June 10
• 08:15-17:00 // Official Downhill Training
Friday June 11
• 08:30-11:45 // Official Downhill Training
• 12:15 // Seeding Run – Junior Women
• 12:30 // Qualifying Round – Junior Men
• 13:30 // Qualifying Round – Elite Women
• 14:00 // Qualifying Round – Elite Men
Saturday June 12
• 08:15-09:15 // Official Downhill Training
• 09:45 // Final – Junior Men
• 10:30 // Final – Junior Women
• 10:50-12:05 // Official Downhill Training Elite Men and Women
• 12:30 // Final – Elite Women
• 13:30 // Final – Elite Men
• Awards to follow
Note: All times are local and subject to change by the event organizer.Posted 4 days ago
Just watched Duprela’s POV cam on Pinkbike. I say watched. He got a splodge of mud on the camera right at the top and it stayed on throughout! proper mud fest. For some stupid reason I was expecting it to be dry as high Austrian alps would mirror our weather.Posted 4 days ago
Which the women clearly do not take seriously, and I guess just use it as further practise.Posted 4 days ago
I´m in Leogang on Sunday doing an MTB guiding course if someone facies a beerPosted 4 days ago
In and ranked no.1 😎Posted 4 days ago
What’s CET in GMT? My viewing plans may have run into a problem…Posted 4 days ago
What’s CET in GMT? My viewing plans may have run into a problem…
Redbull.tv says their coverage starts at 11.30 GMT for the ladies, men follow at 12.45.Posted 4 days ago
If you can hang on until some time in August I’ll buy you a StieglPosted 4 days ago
Vital raw is up on YouTube.Posted 4 days ago
Rain has arrived and looking like a repeat of the mud bath of last year. Will make for some interesting riding again but can’t help but think something could have been done to reduce the impact rain has on the bottom section.
I’m in.Posted 4 days ago
I’m in! Much scanning of timed training times to tweak my team. Because timed training is everything, right? 😄
But, I cannot wait for the race. I think it’s going to be a great one. The talent in both elite fields is of very high quality! Fast af.Posted 4 days ago
Ah, only 2 leagues allowed. I am out unfortunately.Posted 4 days ago
Cant wait , Would love to see Reece smash it again in Leogang. I always look out for the home riders so Jamie Edmonson and Mikayla in the seniors . Also young William Brodie and Ryan brannen in the under 23’s.Posted 4 days ago
Realistically can see Amaury , Loris and Loic vying for no 1.
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