2013 Elite World Championships DH Track Pietermaritzburg 21

Take a cruise down the 2013 Elite World Championships track in Pietermaritzburg South Africa with SA National Champ, Tiaan Odendaal.

Credit: Nigel Hicks
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21 comments
  • sol

    8/13/2013 1:04 AM

    World Camps.... B.S. UCI are making DH crap... "I can pedal and jump big gaps" too bad I can't ride steep tech stuff

  • Pininator

    8/12/2013 11:26 PM

    It will be interesting to see how that course runs if it's raining a lot. Definitely going to provide a deserving champion no matter the weather.

    Also, there's Whip-off Worlds @ Whistler but are they going to have a Worlds Whip-off @ PMB??

  • Maverickdh005

    8/12/2013 10:24 PM

    Wonder if this is where big wagon wheels superior roll over speed will beat faster pumping speed! 26" ftw

  • taldfind

    8/12/2013 5:12 PM

    Perhaps I am mistaken, but it seems like they cut the pedal section shorter than it was last year, and added some more time in the woods, and a lot more jumps.

  • Nozes

    8/12/2013 3:50 PM

    People finding this track suitable for a world championship really need to find out what this sport is about.
    This track was acceptable in the 90's,not today by any means.

  • TSage

    8/12/2013 9:26 AM

    This is going to be the best EWS stop so far!

  • TimBud

    8/12/2013 9:33 AM

    This is the DH World Champs mate, not Enduro World Series

  • scarface

    8/12/2013 9:42 AM

    You need to take your sarcasm radar in for service mate.

  • TimBud

    8/12/2013 9:46 AM

    Sarcasms don't really work without punctuations chap… not easy to tell every time

  • Maverickdh005

    8/12/2013 10:23 PM

    I got it first time thought it was funny as, be careful might get a 5min penalty for shuttling from your hotel, its true when its on Twitter ya no!

  • Big Bird

    8/12/2013 7:25 AM

    That new forest in the pedal sure sprang up fast.

  • canadmos

    8/12/2013 4:24 PM

    That was my thought too haha.

  • Albe23

    8/12/2013 6:58 AM

    Looks like a very fun track. Hopefully the jump lines will be on camera this time. I'm sure Ragot will be one of the first to complain about it though. After seeing her not hit the finish at MSA during her winning run, I'm starting to think she doesn't like jumps.

  • TimBud

    8/12/2013 8:00 AM

    She had a massive otb on the last jump at MSA last year

  • TimBud

    8/13/2013 3:28 AM

    that was it, nice one

  • Albe23

    8/12/2013 7:03 PM

    Yeah I saw that last year. If I remember correctly she didn't so much case as just come so short to land flat. Bottomed out and got bucked off. Symptom of the soft suspension setup I guess. During her post race interview she was not a happy camper about jumps.

  • Maverickdh005

    8/12/2013 10:21 PM

    They're are well designed jumps and shit jumps, at the end of a course no probs with big jumps but short steep landings are a bad design, not saying this is the case here, but I have seen Emmeline go pretty big, shes a smart rider, smart is good, I was surprised she didn't do the last jump at Mt St Anne, but she won and she obviously made a smart decision, not a hero one and won so props to her.

  • savdog

    8/12/2013 4:48 AM

    looks better than last year !!

  • AndrewCav

    8/12/2013 3:56 AM

    Awesome track, definitely going to see who's the fittest. Also, at least everyone knows where his braking points are!

  • dcm6861

    8/12/2013 2:49 AM

    Looks like a lot of fun to ride.

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