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2013 World Cup Predictions

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1/19/2013 8:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:22 AM

With all the recent pre-season changes I thought I would start this fun thread again this time for the 2013 UCI World Cup season.

Do you guys think with some of the big rider changes such as Hill and Gwin, will these changes affect how they ride next year. I think if anything these new changes will motivate Hill and Gwin to prove themselves on their new teams.

As with the past couple of years I think Gwin is a safe bet for 2013, I'm certain he'll be on the top of the podium a couple of times and most likely take the overall again. Guys like Minnaar and Atherton surely be battling it out and will be hungry for some wins this season. Along with those guys you also have Hart, Bryceland, MacDonald, Fairclough, Brosnan, Hannah who can all put together super fast runs.

Being from Canada I'm always gunning for Steve Smith, Crankworks triple crown champion and Hafjell winner I hope Stevie can be on top of the podium again this season.

Peaty, well you can never count out Steve Peat, so much experience and still so fast.

In terms of world champs, for 2013 they are being held in Pietermaritzburg, so my prediction would be either Gwin and Minnaar, just depends who’s in better shape for the race. Both have done well here in the past, Minnaar will want to win in his home country.

Either way, this year should be pretty exciting!!

What are your predictions.....

2012 UCI DH Schedule:

June 8-9, 2013 Fort William, Scotland
June 15-16, 2013 Val di Sole, Italy
July 27-28, 2013 Vallnord, Andora
August 10-11, 2013 Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada
September 14-15, 2013 Hafjell, Norway
September 21-22, Leogang, Austria

World Champs
August 26-September 1, 2013 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


1/20/2013 11:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:22 AM

World Cup Overall

Aaron Gwin 1st
Greg Minnar 2nd
Sam Hill 3rd
Troy Brosnan 4th
Stevie Smith 5th
Gee Atherton 6th