Women’s Olympic XC MTB race (spoilers)
Not sure whether there’s a thread already…Posted 2 months ago
Looks like the ramp is back in place…
I’m watching on GCN+ but there’s no commentary!Posted 2 months ago
Great start by Evie to get right at the sharp end, after the first 5 or 6 riders had passed that start climb it looked a right mess and completely blew the field apart. Kate courtney was bang last I think !Posted 2 months ago
Evie Richards currently running 5thPosted 2 months ago
Looks like it’s rained or they dampened down yesterdys dustPosted 2 months ago
carnage on some sections!Posted 2 months ago
Ah, someones remembered to open the commenentators mic channels!
Big f++k up by PFPPosted 2 months ago
Big whoops by Prevot!
This race could be won and lost by staying on your bike today. Annoyed the wooden ramp is back, some of the girls can jump it!Posted 2 months ago
Looks like it’s rained or they dampened down yesterdys dust
Think it’s rained as also wet at the Tri. And the edge of a typhoon was due to come in.Posted 2 months ago
Still didn’t need the ramp! Looks like it’s gonna be a tough day out-course is a different beast in the damp.Posted 2 months ago
Hard to get going again from thatPosted 2 months ago
Evie up to 2ndPosted 2 months ago
What happened to Courtney? BBC commentary crap, as usual.Posted 2 months ago
Evie looks like the only one who’s not slipping and struggling in the mud! Channel your inner Pidcock Evie!Posted 2 months ago
it rained heavily overnight apparentlyPosted 2 months ago
Hope Neff hasn’t gone off too quickly.Posted 2 months ago
@john_l big messy scramble at the first start hill and she just got swallowed up in the bundle, the top 5 had bolted.Posted 2 months ago
Eurosport just slo-moed Neff totally screwing up MvdP’s drop and somehow nose rolling it out !!!!Posted 2 months ago
Yeah, looked like Jolanda got caught out by PFP going so slowly!Posted 2 months ago
She certainly has the skills to pay the bills. If Richards doesn’t win, I’d be happy to see Neff take it.Posted 2 months ago
Matthieu should have entered the women’s race.Posted 2 months ago
The fact that Lecomte is 40s back – does that suggest the pace is too high and it’ll gradually come back?Posted 2 months ago
Girls out jumping MvdP 🙂Posted 2 months ago
@theotherjonv you might be right I reckon. Evie looks like she is struggling now a bit. Impressive if Neff can hold out. I reckon it’s gonna close back up again.Posted 2 months ago
Amazing ride from PFP!Posted 2 months ago
Just nice to see someone other than Lecomte at the front.Posted 2 months ago
So, they literally added insult to (MvdP’s) injury by putting the ramp back for the women 🙁Posted 2 months ago
Commentary still woeful…Posted 2 months ago
This course has completely changed in the wet. I reckon it’ll have to be a big crash for Neff to lose this – 45″ gap after only 2 laps is massive!
It’s not as if they can’t ride the technical sections so they can’t be losing too much time on them, so it’s effort being expended up those climbs.
– but just seen another lap split and she’s still riding away.Posted 2 months ago
There’s some nasty sniper roots peaking out in places… Someone could have a big one quite easily.Posted 2 months ago
Didn’t realise the ‘rear cluster’ has ‘chainrings’
Commentary is just embarrassing.Posted 2 months ago
over a minute now……wow.Posted 2 months ago
Is it just me, or does Jolanda have something stuck to her downturn?Posted 2 months ago
Downtube? She’s carrying a bottle currently which some of them don’t do given the short course, just splash and dash in the feed zone.Posted 2 months ago
Downtube yes, bloody autocorrect!Posted 2 months ago
No, I don’t mean bottlecage – it could just be mud on the outside of the downtube
there’s a mud thing on the downtube, apparently to stop too much mud building up. at least that how it was described in the WC commentaryPosted 2 months ago
It’s a saw tooth type structure. They’ve been using them on the wold cup circuit too. Supposedly stops mud building up on the underside of the downtube.Posted 2 months ago
Ah, thanksPosted 2 months ago
Looks like some brutal climbs on there.Posted 2 months ago
Glad to see droppers are now a thing.
I was also wondering what the jagged downtubes were about.
commentators got one thing right……just watched the Goldilocks Trek advert in the ad break and it is quite funny….Posted 2 months ago
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