The final big Downhill MTB race of 2016 was a huge one – the 2016 World Championships. And because this is MTB, we have a ton of videos, photos and excellent media for you. I’ll be editing in more as I see it, but wow, there’s a lot already, including the Junior women and the 2016 Four Cross Worlds.
It was a really tough course – very steep, very technical, full of deep dust, treacherous holes and Let’s start with the Full race replay on Red Bull TV.
Want to see that from Atherton’s perspective, on her GoPro? I know you do!
The last MTB World Cups of 2016! So sad to see the season end, but Vallnord was a gorgeous place to finish in – and of course, we can watch the full replay and catch tons of media and videos. I’ll be editing more in as I see it, so leave me a comment or tell me on twitter if you find things I’ve missed.
All the results and standings from the 2016 MTB World Cup are on the UCI website – and I’ve also got some thoughts about the UCI highlights videos, and a bit of a rant about why they chose to promote DH as they do.
The full race replay is here on Red Bull TV; and highlights, a few photos, full results and Atherton’s winning run on the Red Bull Bike report; Highlights from Trek Factory Racing:
Photo-essay on Pinkbike; lots of photos on the Vallnord website.
Oh my goodness, MTB is BACK! You know how much I love Downhill, right? Here’s the collection of things I’ve found so far from the first World Cup of the season…
The full World Cup replay is over here on Red Bull tv – starting with the women, then going on to the men. And here are the UCI highlights
Want more videos? You’re in luck!
SO MUCH GOOD STUFF! As always, videos and photos, and I love that…. BUT! What is it with the UCI video clips? I don’t know why, but the UCI World Cup promos are always full of crashes, and not the dramatic “OMG World Cup leader crashes and destroys her season” crashes that are necessary to the storyline, but “haha, watch this race, there’ll be loads of crashes to laugh at” that makes me roll my eyes – I mean, really? And then their highlights videos always have tons of shots of attractive women in the crowds in short-shorts and so on, and I don’t get it at all – why is the governing body of the sport putting out videos where there are more clips of audience totty than of actual women racing? It’s the same women flicking their hair in all three videos, too, and what are we, 1978?
At least there’s Red Bull, who have the superb race footage, great commentary and commission awesome videos from the Parkin Brothers, where the women are racing hard, jumping, battling and then talking about the actual race! I swear, Red Bull does far more for MTB than the UCI! And all the great stuff from teams, too, MTB really knows how to show their fans some love.
Full race replay on Red Bull TV
Great highlights video from the Parkin Brothers on Red Bull tv, including jumping from Tahnée Seagrave, Jill Kintner, Myriam Nicole, Rachel Atherton and Manon Carpenter, and podium fun – and if you want to see the full race, here’s the replay on Red Bull tv. And here’s the UCI clip:
Photo galleries, with tons of spectacular mountain views:
Damn, I love Fort William – so beautiful, so iconic, and the racing was spectacular! Here’s some fun things I’ve found from the race coverage – videos, photos and more – starting with the UCI’s highlights
and superb highlights on Red Bull bike – godammit, I love their coverage! and of course, you can watch the replay of the full coverage of the women’s and men’s finals on Red Bull tv
This weekend was round 2 of the MTB World Cup – and given it was in the Australian RAINforest, it was MTB in cyclocross conditions – complete with the Downhill course being shut for a while for snake crossing. Because it’s MTB, there was a ton of gorgeous photography, videos and more fun *stuff* – here’s what I liked.
This is great – they are experimenting with GoPro footage from within the race, and this is the only film they could salvage, from Jolanda Neff and Kathrin Stirnemann’s helmets. Full replay of the race video on Red Bull Bike – and here’s the UCI highlights