7.85-second Victory, Aaron Gwin Shuts Down the Val di Sole World Cup

History was made with an unforgettable downhill race run by Trek World Racing's Aaron Gwin today in Val di Sole, Italy. The American took 7.85 seconds out of 2nd place Greg Minnaar on one of the most physically taxing courses on the UCI World Cup circuit. Rachel Atherton added to the excitement with a return to the top of the podium, after a long battle with injury. Later this week, the World Cup heads to Fort William, Scotland.
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  • ColoradoDirt

    6/6/2012 10:03 AM

    Wow. Fantastic coverage.

  • brett

    6/6/2012 9:21 AM

    Gus's I have to go fire up the ol' computer and wait a half hour to watch this non-Apple supported flash player vid that my iPad won't play. It really sounds like a good one.

  • Aryo_Indarto

    6/5/2012 12:11 AM

    Just like being there yourself, great great, job guys.

  • kidwoo

    6/4/2012 9:58 PM

    "GWINconceivable?????" That's the best you can do?

    Posted by sspomer on 6/3/2012 9:12 PM
    Oh right.

    Still bummed flipper is gone but you guys aren't missing a beat. Sven killing it as usual. Thanks!

  • sspomer

    6/5/2012 7:46 AM

    i'm gwinsulted by your gwinappropriate attack on my gwinability to construct a gwinteresting headline. go back to gwincline village, tahoe bum.

  • GrantEllman

    6/4/2012 9:32 PM

    Way to make a good plug for your sponsors, Minnaar!

  • cycleplanet.bikeshop

    6/4/2012 4:31 PM

    great coverage! the real world cup has just started

  • prochajda

    6/4/2012 3:23 PM


  • sideshow

    6/4/2012 2:24 PM

    I was hoping there was a "high five" emoticon, but I guess we'll all have to settle for some normal praise: killer coverage, big fan of the variety of shots and audio clips.

  • Mike_Doucette

    6/4/2012 1:01 PM

    Amazing! I always look forward to the Vital coverage.

  • Scrub

    6/4/2012 11:11 AM

    It doesn't get any better than this, I love the slideshow coverage! Rad job guys!

  • Acadian

    6/4/2012 10:18 AM

    once again awesome coverage - thanks!

  • alfarac

    6/4/2012 8:57 AM

    Awesome!!! Has definitely made my monday less crappy!! Great job guys!

  • dhnomad

    6/4/2012 8:26 AM

    Unbelievable coverage! Stoked to have the old slideshow jam back too. I've certainly heard it enough, but it is oddly comforting to hear it again.Thank you Vital!!!!

  • epic

    6/4/2012 7:23 AM

    Nice shot of Ruchti!

  • davetrumpore

    6/4/2012 5:41 AM

    Pumped on the shot of Hill on the second to last corner. I almost lost my coffee while watching that happen during the live broadcast when roost went flying and it looked like he was about to drift it right off the track. Wasn't sure if anyone would be shooting that corner, well done. It's good to see Sam getting loose and creative again.

  • iceman2058

    6/4/2012 4:14 AM

    Check out 0:26 - 0:29 in this clip...look how he just lets the bike hang out, snapping through that S-section....I watched pretty much everybody through there, and IMO it illustrates just how much more comiitted Gwin is to his lines. Absolutely sure that it will grip, eventually...


  • Christ_on_a_Bike

    6/5/2012 2:26 AM

    yeah man...that was the rock that nearly got both Hannahs!...

  • gimbar

    6/4/2012 2:08 AM

    Fantastic coverage guys! Well done.

  • erwinmruiz

    6/3/2012 11:52 PM

    Best WC coverage on the net

  • AllRide

    6/3/2012 11:01 PM

    lovin the coverage. Yeah Gwin

  • pholange

    6/3/2012 10:21 PM

    love it! being able to look forward to the drama of the DH WC season is a welcome addition to the daily grind, and a direct result of your sweet coverage. keep up the great efforts... you personalize the WC mtbing community for us all. be stoked to see what ft. bill reveals. awesome work.