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2018 UCI MTB World Cup DH
文：xbreaker 来源：xbreaker 时间：2018-6-7 22:45:51 点击：102
Watch both women's and men's finals from UCI MTB World Cup 2018 at Fort William in REPLAY here: http://win.gs/UCIMTB2018LIVEThe battle of Fort William is over, the race has been won. This is what happened.
High winds and driving rain provided the backdrop for one of the biggest World Cups on the race calendar. With riders struggling to hold their lines due to the strong wind at the top of the track, and muddy bogs towards the bottom, there was always going to be a little bit of carnage come race day.
And by "a little bit" we mean quite a lot. The Parkin brothers, all three of them, were on the mountain to capture the action so, sit back, put your feet up and watch the world's best battle the elements so that you don't have to.
Replay the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 Leogang, Austria race right here: http://win.gs/UCIMTB2018LIVE
The Austrian track pushed everyone to their limit in an incredible race. Replay the racing, watch the winning runs and read analysis of the races from the third stop of the DH World Cup right here.
Amidst the soaring peaks of the Austrian alps is a race track like no other. The Leogang Bike Park has often had it's detractors. Deemed too finely sculpted and lacking in technical depth, it was often derided by many as little more than a sideshow. Over the years, though, that's gradually changed. Bit by bit, it's been recast, but amongst all the alterations perhaps the track's most notable asset – it’s searingly high speed – has remained intact.
In short, when it comes to going fast on a downhill mountain bike, Leogang is a temple of speed, as Round 3 of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI DH World Cup proved.
Rachel Atherton soared to the first place on an amazingly fast run, while Amaury Pierron keeps the winning streak going. Check out Tahnee Seagrave's error, Luca Shaw's crash and more in our weekly UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2018 Highlights video!
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Watch the full replay here: https://win.gs/UCIVallnordLIVE
Check out the men's winning run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGQES...
Check out the women's winning run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpbRH...
Replay the racing, watch the winning runs and read the race report from Vallnord, as its vertical course tested the nerve of the world's elite this weekend. The steepest track of the year had already claimed a number of big names by the time finals came around.
The steepest track of the season was creating huge gaps in the Elite Women's field, with a number falling victim to its unruly terrain. Italy's Eleonora Farina managed a long stint in the hotseat, pulling together a strong run that saw off competition from most of the top 10.
Tahnée Seagrave cranked out of the start hut with grit and determination. No doubt Rachel Atherton's incredible qualifying time (nearly 14 seconds faster than that of Seagrave's time) added pressure to deliver a fast and perfect run.
Starting outside the top 25 riders seemed to have a beneficial effect for Finn Iles in Vallnord. The Canadian hadn't yet put in a final run that matched his qualifying performances, but here the youngster took the bull by the horns to sit in the hotseat, with a scorching time that was faster than that of Luca Shaw’s winning qualifying time the day before.
Loris Vergier took to the track. Starting eighth-from-last, Vergier took some creative lines down the course compared to what'd previously been seen, remaining smooth throughout.
At each split he was making second upon second on Iles, and he came in at the finish a big 4.5 seconds faster than the Canadian. Like Bruni, Vergier was riding with a hand injury that he sustained in qualifying.
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Watch the full replay of the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 Cross-Country race here: https://win.gs/VallnordXCOFinalsLIVE
Catch up on the results, watch the replays and read what went down on an incident-packed day at the Mercedes-Benz UCI MTB Cross-Country World Cup in Italy.
Generations old and new sparkle at the XCO World Cup in Vallnord. Air was at a premium for the finals at Round 5 of the UCI XCO World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra. Physically one of the toughest races of the year, the 3.8km course sits at 2000m altitude and new changes for 2018 saw the course favour climbers even more than in previous years. With a hot, sunny race day on the cards, the exposed, oxygen-deficient climbs would be a challenge to all.
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Watch the full replay here: https://win.gs/UCILaBresseLIVE
Check out the women's winning run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf7OX...
Check out the men's 2nd place run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKluY...
The downhill season rounds off in style with a classic in La Bresse. Watch the highlights, winning runs and read the report from a rain-soaked final stop of the UCI DH World Cup in France right here.
All the points for this weekend's racing came down to the final run. With no points up for grabs in qualification, there were an extra 50 points available in the final to make sure that the fight for the overall title came down to the wire.
There was very little in it between contenders Tahnée Seagrave and Rachel Atherton, with 110 points separating the two. The battle that had been raging all season long came down to the wet final World Cup run of 2018. After the huge amount of rain that had fallen in the previous 24 hours, the riders would need all the experience they could call upon to deal with the tricky course conditions.
Atherton blasted over the line with the fastest time, taking the World Cup overall title and making history as the first woman to win six titles in the process.
Rain was coming down hard as the Elite Men started to come down the hill. One rider who excelled in these conditions was one of the early starters, Bernard Kerr. The British rider sat in the hot seat early on, with a time of 2m 31.009s, which was already faster than Gee Atherton's qualifying time the day before.
All eyes were on Gee Atherton to see what he could do given his qualifying win, and he didn't disappoint. The Brit looked like he was going to overhaul Maes's time after posting faster times in the first three splits, but he lost time in the bottom part of the course to finish outside the Belgian's time by over a 1.3s. Atherton now sat second, with Thirion third.
Loïc Bruni, Brook Macdonald and Amaury Pierron. All three pushed hard, and at various points looked like challenging Maes's leading time, before losing time and speed in that key middle sector.
Pierron came the closest, but slid out on a flat, high speed grassy turn within sight of the line. This end his hopes and confirmed a shock first World Cup win for Maes.