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Eddie Masters AND Brook Macdonald Predict Lousa World Cup Downhill 2

Lousa World Cup DH race two is less than 24 hours away and Eddie Masters is back to make predictions for the last meaningful downhill event of 2020. He's gone the extra mile to get additional predictions from Brook Macdonald, too. If any humans on planet earth have the telepathic inside line to accurate race predictions, it's Eddie and Brook. Let it be known that these predictions were made before qualifying this morning, but New Zealand is in the future compared to the U.S., so maybe they're cheating. -gordo // photos by @maddogboris and Dan Hearn

Eddie's Take

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Here's how it plays out. Loris Vergier is fired up. He’s angry, and with the overall on the line, he can’t be stopped. Not even by a confidently inspired Greg Minnaar. Finn Iles studied his splits from Race 1 and knows that he can be on the podium, delivering just that. Finn lands just ahead of  Bruni (who rides perfectly but without the ‘risk it for the biscuit’ approach of the Top 3). Matt Walker goes all out and lands yet another podium. Either that or he wins the whole race, 5th or 1st for the kid.

Eddie's Elite Men's Top 10 Prediction

  1. Loris Vergier
  2. Greg Minnaar
  3. Finn Iles
  4. Loic Bruni
  5. Matt Walker
  6. Luca Shaw
  7. Troy Brosnan
  8. Danny Hart
  9. Phil Atwill
  10. Angel Suarez

Wildcard: Adam Brayton if he doesn't #Gas2Back like in race 1

Pompon puts on a clinic and pulls time down the whole track. Tahnee finds her feet and swaps podium spots with Marine from race 1. Tracey savors the moment in her last World Cup race and finishes her career with a 4th place finish. World Champ, Camille Balanche, bumps Nina Hoffman out of the hot seat and finishes the year with a 5th place and a spot on the box.

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Eddie's Elite Women's Podium Prediction

  1. Myriam Nicole
  2. Tahnee Seagrave
  3. Marine Cabirou
  4. Tracey Hannah
  5. Camille Balanche

For this final installment of the 2020 World Cup, Brook Macdonald joins us for some race predicting. The Bulldog knows how to read tracks and riders, so this input may be most valuable if you're heading to the betting table.

Bulldog's Elite Men's Podium Prediction

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  1. Greg Minnaar           
  2. Loris Vergier
  3. Matt Walker
  4. Loic Bruni
  5. Aaron Gwin

Bulldog's Elite Women's Podium Prediction

  1. Myriam Nicole
  2. Marine Cabirou
  3. Tahnee Seagrave
  4. Nina Hoffman
  5. Elenora Farina

The Kiwis have spoken. Who do you predict will win tomorrow? Saturday's qualifying results here

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