2019 Downhill Masters World Champs- MSA

1/11/2019 8:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 8:54 AM

Has anyone raced a UCI Masters race before? I found the Velirium home, with registration opening sometime this spring. I'm really interested in giving it a go and then returning a week later to watch the World Champs. I'm not sure if we'd need USA Cycling license, masters license, or whatever. I've convinced another guy I race with to go also and the stoke is high.

Cheers!

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1/11/2019 11:53 AM

Yes, I raced UCI Masters in '06. From what I remember, I contacted USAC to get proper forms, International license and get your Passport situated. Get those forms filled and filed with USAC and keep copies to take with you. Don't forget to represent, get a USA jersey. Maybe I'll see you there if the planets align for my schedule!

Good Luck!

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1/11/2019 5:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 5:00 PM

is anyone else worried (but really secretly stoked) that the massive influx of crusty, old DH pros for masters will burn down MSA before the actual world cup? can't wait!

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1/11/2019 6:07 PM

sspomer wrote:

is anyone else worried (but really secretly stoked) that the massive influx of crusty, old DH pros for masters will burn down MSA before the actual world cup? can't wait!

The Masters is just gonna make the track more challenging for the young guys. You know since current WC racers roll 650b/29" wheels it shouldn't make it too bad with their plush factory tuned machines.

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1/12/2019 5:10 AM

sspomer wrote:

is anyone else worried (but really secretly stoked) that the massive influx of crusty, old DH pros for masters will burn down MSA before the actual world cup? can't wait!

Masters -> MSA Worlds -> Snowshoe will make for a helluva good time in the northeast to ride bikes!

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1/12/2019 7:45 AM

sspomer wrote:

is anyone else worried (but really secretly stoked) that the massive influx of crusty, old DH pros for masters will burn down MSA before the actual world cup? can't wait!

At what point would it be socially acceptable for an ex-pro to race masters? I recall an interview once where Peaty said something about waiting 2 years after retirement from elites before joining.

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1/12/2019 8:04 AM

After looking into it some, I read that if you've held a UCI Elite license that year, you must wait til the next calendar year if you're going to race masters. And if Peaty decides to race, he'll be in my age bracket I think. Can I get a few min handicap UCI pleaseeee!!!

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1/17/2019 8:57 PM

I havent had a pro license since 1993, I am in!

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5/26/2019 10:10 AM

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8/11/2019 6:48 AM

Who else is going?

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8/11/2019 7:29 AM

I think Cesar Rojo is doing Masters regularly.

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8/11/2019 5:51 PM

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8/13/2019 10:36 AM

Nice find Jim! There are some heavy names on that list, this should be rad!

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8/13/2019 10:40 AM

sspomer wrote:

is anyone else worried (but really secretly stoked) that the massive influx of crusty, old DH pros for masters will burn down MSA before the actual world cup? can't wait!

Verbl Kint wrote:

At what point would it be socially acceptable for an ex-pro to race masters? I recall an interview once where Peaty said something about waiting 2 years after retirement from elites before joining.

I'd buy into that.

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8/19/2019 5:03 AM

In 1997 I went to Château-d'Oex Switzerland for the World Championships for Cross Country and Downhill 50+, they didn't have a category beyond that age group. I finished 15th in the cross country in a field of about 50 riders including Gary Fisher. But the downhill was the race that I knew I would be competitive in. One of the favorites, I believe a Swiss rider, crashed and the top 3 racers were all Americans and I was third. Can't remember how many racers there were, but a good number and most very competitive. After the race UCI announced that our class would be combined with the 40-49 age group as their rules state that at least 5 countries have to be represented and there was only riders from 4 countries in our field. In Australia the year before they awarded medals even though in the 50+ category there wasn't 5 countries represented and as well in 1998 in Canada same thing. It was a lot of money spent to have this happen and left a sour taste in my mouth and kept me from competing ever again. Now at 70+ I would love to have gone to Canada this year to race but would probably have been the only racer in that age group if they had one. At the Nationals at Snowshoe in '17 and '18 I was the only racer in my age group but they still awarded a medal and jersey and I would have taken the Silver medal had I raced in the 60-64 age group and the Gold in the 65-69 age group. All in all there were 8 of us 60+ so not too bad of a showing for this age group. Many of the guys I use to race with have now passed, are too broken to race or the wives won't let the race any longer. Oh to be young again! LOL

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8/19/2019 5:12 AM

B.Radly wrote:

Nice find Jim! There are some heavy names on that list, this should be rad!

my money on Chris Canfield FTW !!

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8/21/2019 6:24 AM

Will there be any sort of live timing or post-race coverage happening? Heard category 45-49 has 3 WC's competing.

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8/21/2019 7:13 AM

I see nothing on live timing, which is a bummer!

Official start list...

http://www.velirium.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Participants14aoutDHI.pdf

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8/21/2019 11:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2019 11:55 AM

B.Radly wrote:

Nice find Jim! There are some heavy names on that list, this should be rad!

luisgutrod wrote:

my money on Chris Canfield FTW !!

Canfield gets served by Matt "Silky" Johnston. I went in 06, maybe my ski area gets its shit together and i can make another run at 45. One of the most fun races I ever attended.

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8/21/2019 4:56 PM

anyone see results yet? i keep checking here, but nothing - https://www.uci.org/mountain-bike/results

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8/21/2019 5:21 PM

Today they had seeding runs. Race tomorrow

http://www.velirium.com/en/programmation/

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8/21/2019 5:49 PM

sspomer wrote:

anyone see results yet? i keep checking here, but nothing - https://www.uci.org/mountain-bike/results

Here's a direct link to results from seeding and start list for tomorrow: http://prod.chronorace.be/angular/results.html#/uci/event/20191021_mtsa/DHI/M35?ll=156643479119

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8/21/2019 5:59 PM

sspomer wrote:

anyone see results yet? i keep checking here, but nothing - https://www.uci.org/mountain-bike/results

siobhananon wrote:

Here's a direct link to results from seeding and start list for tomorrow: http://prod.chronorace.be/angular/results.html#/uci/event/20191021_mtsa/DHI/M35?ll=156643479119

awesome... just found it myself and came here...like minds....

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8/21/2019 6:21 PM

AWESOME! THANK YOU!

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8/21/2019 6:26 PM

looks like MJ has some work to do in finals hahaha!

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8/21/2019 6:31 PM

Ol boy better get after it

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8/21/2019 6:58 PM

It looked wet/rainy from a friends post seeding run

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8/21/2019 7:13 PM

sspomer wrote:

looks like MJ has some work to do in finals hahaha!

Glyn O'Brien from 2003 Rampage podium is in the mix seeding 2nd!

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8/22/2019 7:45 AM

Today's Masters World Champs Downhill finals start list below. 158 men and 10 women racers! Strong turnout!





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8/22/2019 8:11 AM

60+ and going full race mode at MSA!!! Hell yeah. Maybe getting older isn't so bad...

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