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  • Who Won the Women’s Olympic XC MTB?
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    There were quietly high hopes that Britain’s Evie Richards would manage to grab a podium place. Taking advantage of a few literal slip ups on the cour …

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    Who Won the Women’s Olympic XC MTB?

    Premier Icon Trimix
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    Why did they put the ramp in place – most, if not all, the women jumped clear of the ramp anyway. Seemed unnecessary. What happened to Lecompt ? She was the favourite, but seemed to struggle.

    Premier Icon brakestoomuch
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    I have to admit, I was a bit surprised to see the ramp, the riders are all good technically so it seemed unnecessary at best. There was some good racing there and Evie Richards seemed to really enjoy it; she was beaming when she crossed the finish line. Congrats to Jolanda Neff; she deserved it.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Great to see Neff back and great ride by Evie.
    That ramp…again! This time having it in nearly caused Neff to crash avoiding PFP as she braked to roll it. But Neff saved it like a champ. Awesome.

    Premier Icon hopkinsgm
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    Why did they put the ramp in place – most, if not all, the women jumped clear of the ramp anyway

    Haven’t watched the ladies race, but would this be the same ramp that Mathieu van der Poel was expecting to be there (but wasn’t) in the mens race yesterday?

    Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    it was a strange claim he expected the ramp, as every other rider seemed prepared in the mens race, isnt raicing about the fastest line, rolling the ramp aint fast

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    isnt raicing about the fastest line, rolling the ramp aint fast

    a little prejump and landing on the wooden downslope could be quicker than slamming to flat(ish).

    quickest line demonstrated by schurter and neff (but few others) is to clear the rocks completely.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I think the weather was to blame for the re-appearance of the ramp. Part of the wet weather protocol

    Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    ajaydoubleyou it wasnt a flatish landing.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CR1PZb9hT8y/

    i uploaded this video from a spectator, if they clear the rock landing, they’ve are down the slope.

    as you say he looks to bunnyhop too early, which could be the down ramp landing you mention

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    The second and fourth rider in that clip (vdp 5th, TP 6th) seem to have the back wheel come up short of the rock slab which is fairly flattish.

    https://singletrackworld.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/07/bfa180b8-mvdp.jpg

    If you weren’t going fast enough to hit the downslope AND IF the ramp was present, I can see how it would be the quicker and safer for the bike option.

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