New Day Rising: The Eve of the 2013 World Championship Elite Downhill Finals

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A 7am start, one practice run, one timed run and moisture on a previously dusty track is what World Championship downhill racers had to look forward to on the eve of the race day. During timed runs, Steve Smith took his prototype 27.5-inch wheeled bike to the top spot with Mitch Ropelato taking his 29-inch wheeled trail bike into 2nd place. The mind games are in full swing with a handful of hours left before the competitors and the clock decide who is the fastest man and woman downhillers in the world.

Thank you Sven, Duncan and Joe for the in-depth, personal look at our sport!
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2 comments
  • Big Bird

    8/31/2013 7:53 PM

    Bitter is the new sweet.

  • Pininator

    8/31/2013 6:37 PM

    Bitter much?

    Seriously, though...thanks for the excellent coverage as always. Let the wheel-size e-spec begin/continue............

    .......now!