DIGGING IN: Mont Sainte Anne Saturday DH 2

<b>The classic Mt Ste Anne fadeaway where riders drop into the high-speed section at over 50 km/h! Rob Warner (the other classic) in the audio...</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Patrick Thome is fastest at karting here in MSA and he qualified quicker than Brendan yesterday, too. Time to huck those gaps, Brendog.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>See, we don't put everything in PIT BITS. You diehard fans get to see the real goods. The new Fox Air DH shock on Rachel Atherton's bike today. Too bad gordo can't tell Rachel and Gee apart.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Josh Bryceland has mixed feelings about protection but is not afraid to rail the dirtiest of ruts.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Good to see the Videotron girls like hot smartphone-friendly websites.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Bryn has been looking significantly faster and faster as each day passes. Looking more confident after coming back from yet another injury.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Bryn hasn't skipped a beat...</b> -Tim Lake

<b>Another Top 10 qualifier for Neko Mulally with the hopes of more to come on race day. Don't sleep on him!</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Neko running it East Coast hard core!</b> -Tim Lake

<b>Ben Reid has been going through the medium-sized wheels this weekend. He's hoping they this last set holds out for one more epic run.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>David, Dave or Davo McMillan. Now you know why is wheel (that we showed you yesterday) looks like it does. Triple digit number plate means nothing if the steeze is right.</b> -@maddog gets 27.5 beers

<b>When Keeping it Sharky Goes Wrong</b> -Ale Di Lullo

<b>Not everyone is a fan of Shark Week, Jack Moir showed us his real-life shark bite scar (for real). A least he is faster on a bike than he is in the water.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>One half of a talented racing family, Julien Absalon took the win in the Elite Men's XC today while his brother Remi gets ready to smash out an EWS round on the other side of Canada.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Morganne Charre's bike gets the final loving touches from the mobile pits that survived last night's windstorm. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Brook MacDonald is tougher than leather. He's hoping his shoulder holds up for one more day so he can muscle through the run he is capable of putting together. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Andrew Neethling had quite the massive crash in qualifying and slipped into 76th position. He did not seem fazed today and was back on the gas. #HELLYEAHNEEDLES</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Matt Simmonds has been looking fast all year long now. A podium finish will surely come soon.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Will we see more of the wheel size at Worlds DH that Nino Schurter has been winning XC on for some time now. They took him to 3rd today.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The juxtaposition of the serious, big-business racing and the casual kids' race that happened today is what makes the mix of Mt Ste Anne special. #dontforgettohavefun</b> -Sven Martin

<b>These boys are pretty batty over Emily.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Good style and riding always gets you in the Vital slideshow, no matter what the discipline. Fontana destroys this little, punchy climb.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Florent Payet has been on the Vital radar for a while now. The big rider blurs our senses with consistent, solid results.</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

<b>Tomorrow we will see a lot of this part of the track. Myriam Nicole sends the second-to-last feature. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Conor Fearon should be sleeping while we type this, knowing the beeps of the start gate are just a few hours away. Stay tuned for race day action, right here on Vital MTB and make sure to give Sven, Tim, Tim and Boris at least 20 beers each when you see them!</b> -Tim Bardsley-Smith

On the eve of race day, World Cup downhill riders at Mont Sainte Anne took a short practice session to dial in the rest of their lines. Some are bruised, some are battered and others at the top of their game. Sunday will be an all out war between man, machine and mountain and on the front lines are the image-capturing super snipers of Sven Martin, Tim Bardsley-Smith, Tim Lake and Boris Beyer. Enjoy the best downhill mountain bike action on the web from the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup.


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  • general lee

    8/11/2013 3:00 AM

    TBS crushing it on his first Vital slideshows. Nice work!

  • Scrub

    8/10/2013 11:49 PM

    That grom is all 187 on Rachel.

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