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The World Cup downhill season concludes in Val di Sole, Italy. Previous site of the UCI World Championships, the Val di Sole downhill course is rugged and long, forcing racers to be aggressive, but also calculated. Aaron Gwin of Trek World Racing has already locked up the UCI World Cup overall in men's downhill, so the focus is on the race winner this weekend. Stay tuned to Vital MTB for all the action from Italy.

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Slideshow: DOWNHILL FINALS
The 2011 UCI World Cup downhill finals completed in amazing fashion. Aaron Gwin and Myrium Nicole take the podium and some newcomers get their feet on the box as roost flies, rocks roll, injuries occur and everyone let's their hair down in Italy.

Slideshow: 4X Finals & DH Preparation
Tomas Slavik robs Jared Graves of one final win in UCI 4X competition today while Anneke Beerten continued to put her foot down on the women's class. On the eve of one of the most anticipated DH races of the season, Sven and Gary get the goods.

Slideshow: Downhill Qualifying
The roost and riders were flying on the roughest and most challenging course of the season during downhill qualifying today. Aaron Gwin led the charge while many riders held back, since the points race is already over.

Slideshow: Downhill Timed Training
Finishing the season on one of the roughest and most demanding courses is never a bad thing. Incredible action from the first day of downhill practice at Val di Sole.

Slideshow: Weekend Warm-Up and Pit Bits

After a weekend off, the riders and teams arrive in sunny Val di Sole, Italy, for downhill course inspection. In the pits, some fresh new product is shown off, too.

Exclusive Story: Santa Cruz Syndicate Prototype V10
Greg Minnaar and Steve Peat of the Santa Cruz Syndicate are running completely new bikes for Val di Sole this weekend. Get your questions answered with this complete, in-depth look, featuring video we've had to sit on since April!


Results, Videos, Team Content and more...
DirtTV Downhill Finals Video
The Parkins may be slow, but they sure make it worth the wait.


Downhill Live Feed Replay
Did you miss it? Here's the replay.

Gwin makes history and Nicole snags her first win. Full results and standings inside.

Check in with the GT race squad as they prepare for one of the biggest races of the year.

Anneke Beerten and Tomas Slavik wrap up wins. Jared Graves moves to DH focus.

Downhill Qualification Video by Alex Rankin
Rankin spends all day on the hottest mountain on earth to bring you the best of qualifying.

The Parkins Bros crush it with another banger action vid.

Slavik and Beerten post the fastest times in qualifiers.

Gwin and Pugin claim the top spots. Full results here.

DirtTV Downhill Practice Video
BRING IT ON! Schralptastic action from the Parkin Bros and Dirt TV.


Timed Downhill Training Results
Danny Hart let's the field know he's hungry for the podium.


Get to know the Val di Sole World Cup downhill course and hear from the riders, courtesy of Dirt Mag.

Dan Stanbridge does his best to ride the course AND tell you about it. Impressive.

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