Burning Down Pietermaritzburg, 2013 World Championships Downhill Finals Slideshow

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In the heart of his hometown of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Greg Minnaar earns his 3rd World Championship downhill title despite insurmountable pressure and emotion. Rachel Atherton secures a World Championship title in the women's class, continuing her reign over the 2013 season. Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott and Joe Bowman capture the raw emotion and energy of the cathartic one-day race which determines the best in the World.
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13 comments
  • pink wolf

    9/3/2013 11:49 PM

    surprising how now one is making a big deal that Aaron was on a 27.5 for the first time.

  • JCL

    9/2/2013 4:16 PM

    WTF was Robskopp on about?

  • filthyanimal

    9/2/2013 11:45 AM

    For some reason, really glad a 26'" DH bike won it.

  • akim.be

    9/2/2013 8:23 AM

    excellent interviews, photo, video. Media as it should be. thanks for covering this so well.

  • jeff.brines

    9/2/2013 7:04 AM

    Side note, didn't Neko break the top 15? #badass

  • jeff.brines

    9/2/2013 7:01 AM

    Best storytelling in sports journalism. And I mean that not just in "action sports". Well done guys. Thanks for bringing me there.

  • judgerider68

    9/2/2013 5:22 AM

    VITAL FOR LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i couldnt agree more with pininator !!!!!!!!!! AND GREG IS INDEED A TRUE LEGEND.. and once again rach just CRUSHING it... : )

  • bturman

    9/2/2013 5:15 AM

    Got goosebumps twice.

  • rossgo

    9/1/2013 11:16 PM

    amazing ones again. you guy know how to tell a story
    cheers

  • shutter2ride

    9/1/2013 10:51 PM

    Awesome, as usual...

  • Pininator

    9/1/2013 10:23 PM

    Nothing against the slideshows on other sites, but these are hands-down THE slideshows I anticipate the most. And, once again, you prove why they are...thanks!

  • iMountainBike

    9/1/2013 10:10 PM

    Brilliant !!! give the feel of being there.

  • Big Bird

    9/1/2013 10:07 PM

    Wow. In that one shot of the podium, it almost looks like an Aussie sweep. Like the good old days when we heard Greg's accent and assumed he was Australian.