Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup DH Chaos from Day 1 14

The first day of DH practice at the Lourdes World Cup proved to be slightly chaotic. Some had it. Some didn't. IT'S ON!

See More Lourdes World Cup Coverage

Win a RockShox BoXXer and a Chance at a Devinci Wilson XP Bike

Credit: Steel City Media and Creative Concept TV
14 comments
  • Eoin

    4/9/2016 1:09 AM

    Thirion looks visibly faster than the rest!

  • THooker

    4/8/2016 8:27 PM

    After years of watching world cups, I still don't know what the whistles are. It can't be hecklers, can someone explain?

  • Gweggy

    4/9/2016 7:49 AM

    You have those at every race, to warn people that a rider is coming.

  • alexisfire02

    4/8/2016 8:49 PM

    It tells the fans that a rider is coming, so they can make sure they aren't on the course for any reason.

  • Eoin

    4/9/2016 1:05 AM

    Also, by having a whistler every 10-20s of the track the marshals can identify if and where a rider crashed more easily to help them or stop the race.

  • JCL

    4/8/2016 7:38 PM

    Check how much more in proportion with his bike Minnaar looks compared with Gee who looks like he's a size down from ideal.

    IMO.

  • alexisfire02

    4/8/2016 8:50 PM

    Minaar looks way too big for his bike imo.

  • JonnyDH

    4/8/2016 5:53 PM

    Love the coverage. Thanks vital!

  • bismojo

    4/8/2016 4:58 PM

    just want to say : big thanks to vitalmtb for great coverage !

  • Big Bird

    4/8/2016 4:34 PM

    Gee on the Trekerton team looked fast, but not as commanding as Gwin.

  • mattstaggs

    4/8/2016 3:29 PM

    Eddie Masters come on, new UCI rule is 2016 says if you cut the tape in practice you have to walk back up and enter where you left off....

  • lovethiss*$#

    4/8/2016 1:24 PM

    YES!!!!

  • easton

    4/8/2016 1:21 PM

    1. Wow. Watched twice already.
    2. OMG it looks slippery.
    3. Holy jesus these guys are good.
    4. I'd almost reckon it the slower pace this year actually almost looks less dangerous than what went down in 2015.

  • slyfink

    4/8/2016 4:46 PM

    this