Vital Downhill Fantasy Pre-Race Show - Bielsko-Biala, Poland 1

The second round of the 2024 UCI Downhill World Cup has arrived! It's time to do some bench racing and discuss who to watch in Bielsko-Biala and who to add to your Fantasy team.

Welcome to another pre-World Cup discussion as part of Vital MTB Downhill FantasyThe first race of the season in Fort William, Scotland, kicked things off with a bang! Now, just two weeks later, the excitement continues as we head to a completely new venue for the second round of the UCI World Cup downhill series. Without past results to make predictions, this weekend will offer a clean slate for racing. Who will be able to figure out the new track in a limited time and be the fastest on race day? Will more experienced riders still have an advantage? Or will up-and-coming racers be able to adapt and rise to the occasion? 

Join Vital's own Jason Schroeder, ex-World Cup mechanic John Hall, and podcast co-host and contributing editor Tanner Stephens as they discuss who's looking fast after Fort William, what to expect from the new track, and who to keep on your radar in Bielsko-Biala, Poland.


  • 0:00 Intro & How to Play Fantasy
  • 2:00 - John gives insight into how racers and teams approach a new track
  • 5:49 - Bielsko-Biala track details and discussion
  • 11:00 - Will electronic suspension systems be a thing again this weekend?
  • 14:54 - Loic Bruni's setup speculation
  • 22:32 - Will experience be an advantage this weekend?
  • 24:42 - How teams find the best lines during practice
  • 30:28 - Injury updates
  • 34:50 - Fantasy notes and insights from Fort Bill
  • 44:33 - Junior Women predictions
  • 46:48 - Junior Men predictions
  • 52:02 - Elite Women predictions
  • 57:03 -  Elite Men predictions

For all the details on how to sign up, play, and prizes, check out Vital's Downhill Fantasy


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