World Champs, baby! This year, the chase for the elusive rainbow jersey went down on the legendary Fort Bill track, creating the perfect storm for some historical racing. Charlie Hatton (finally) took his first elite-level victory (becoming the 4th first-time winner in four races this season); Henri Kiefer secured his first Junior Men's victory after multiple podium finishes this year; Vali Höll became back-to-back World Champion in dominating fashion; and the Junior Women's field saw an all-New Zealand podium. What a year of racing we've all been treated to! And we can't wait to see how the back half of the World Cup season unfolds.
As always, Dakotah Norton brings you between the tape with his trackside insights and is joined by semi-professional bench racers Tanner Stephens and Jason Schroeder. In this episode, the crew discusses when World Champs should take place each year, the short-comings of this year's broadcasting, confusing qualifying start orders, custom worlds bikes and kits, the Bentonville logo on the USA jerseys, where Charlie Hatton won the race, Dak taking a break in his race run, speculation on why Fort William isn't on the 2024 schedule, and finish with a recap of who finished where on race day. Thank you so much for listening, and we will see everybody after World Cup #4 from Andorra in a month! Enjoy!
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