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4/19/2019 6:11 PM

Is there a starting list out yet? Maes? Hill?

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4/19/2019 6:56 PM

yeah, start list here for ixs - https://www.racement.com/media/54769.pdf

a search for maes and hill didn't show anything

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4/19/2019 7:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/19/2019 7:05 PM

a couple screenshots of the top end of the pro men's start list



also pictures from trackwalk on the ixs site
https://www.ixsdownhillcup.com/en/#&gid=1&pid=1

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4/19/2019 8:10 PM

No Syndicate boys?

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4/19/2019 8:47 PM

^^looks like everyone but. Strange.
Cheers @sspomer . Stacked field

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4/20/2019 7:07 AM

there's live timing from quali in maribor here - https://www.ixsdownhillcup.com/en/Livetiming

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4/20/2019 7:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2019 7:38 AM

so the live timing pretty much erases after riders cross the line. iceman said tracey went fastest in women by 5 seconds and tahnee DNS. thibault daprela won junior men by about 3 seconds with ross blake in 2nd, ethan shandro in 3rd and ky a'hearn in 4th. men are on now.

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4/20/2019 8:55 AM

Hyperpower! wrote:

Duuude... Madeira IS Portugal..

Big Bird wrote:

Give him a chance. He's a Brit, and they voted Brexit. Perhaps he flew in to the mainland and took a boat to the island?

Jonzilla wrote:

Only 1/4 of us voted brexshit. The rest of us are stuck in a sh*t situation

Too bad half the country couldn’t be bothered to vote then. We got trump for similar reasons in the swing states

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4/20/2019 9:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2019 12:26 PM



Maribor quali results.
Gwin DNS.

(it's gordo...i'm adding our results link)
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/RESULTS-Qualifying-Maribor-iXS-Downhill-Cup,1231
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4/20/2019 3:03 PM

here's gwin ripping practice (because he decided not to race)


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4/20/2019 7:16 PM

let the fantasy panic commence boys and girls

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4/21/2019 7:42 AM

matt walker wins ixs maribor. danny 2nd. charlie 3 and dak 4th. tracey takes women's.
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/FINAL-RESULTS-Maribor-iXS-Downhill-Cup,1232

so, how does this mess with the heads of riders like troy (7th) or gee (18th)? thinking WC winners here. maybe they didn't try, but if they did try and are they going to be puzzled? i know WC is a completely different frame of mind, but still...

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4/21/2019 9:48 AM

I can totally see the main gunz using this to get a feel for the course prior to the actual World Cup. No point giving 100% only to risk injuring yourself before the main event.

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4/21/2019 11:25 AM

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4/22/2019 6:52 AM

Is it gonna be the exact same track or different taping in sections? 2 race week-ends in a row on the same track means it is gonna be blown out...

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4/22/2019 7:01 AM

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4/22/2019 7:06 AM

Babu wrote:

Is it gonna be the exact same track or different taping in sections? 2 race week-ends in a row on the same track means it is gonna be blown out...

We’ve been told it will be slightly different in places.

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4/22/2019 1:45 PM

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4/22/2019 1:54 PM


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4/22/2019 2:14 PM

Reaction like a little sulky kid

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4/22/2019 2:36 PM

Martin_Prophet wrote:

Reaction like a little sulky kid

Kinda ironic he is dissing the fans about facts, when his team couldn't get their facts right on his points. Haha

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@jason_gainey

4/22/2019 5:25 PM

It certainly didn't feel like many of the pros were. Felt like a timed training session, tbh.

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4/23/2019 5:13 AM

Martin_Prophet wrote:

Reaction like a little sulky kid

It's almost like he's what 19 years old.

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4/23/2019 10:24 AM

so did chaos g up or did he die on this one?

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4/25/2019 2:35 AM

The start list for the Maribor World Cup is up, see below. Absent from the 2018 top-80 are Martin Maes who won't be lining up in Maribor with his #20 plate (imagine doing just two races in a season, finishing in the top-20 overall and then not racing next year's series...many a racer would trade places in a heartbeat!). Bryn Atkinson, last year's #48 plate is also not present. Matt Simmonds making a return on the two-shocked DH proto from Cannondale too!

https://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/official-documents/mountain-bike-official-documents/20190423-mari-entrylists.pdf?sfvrsn=6ea461b6_2

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4/25/2019 2:47 AM

Jordi and the rest of the FOX boys are getting dialed in Maribor!

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4/25/2019 4:07 PM

CathroVision Maribor World Cup Day 1 - Track Walk



Finn does a quick bike check of his race and data bike, take us on a tour of the Specialized Gravity pits followed by a track walk.



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4/26/2019 6:21 AM

so cathro commented saying he can do more than 3 mins. which is good. the heckling is priceless, however.

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4/26/2019 9:34 AM

Just need to point out that the Vital home page is LIT right now!

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4/26/2019 9:48 AM

Way to pumped up for this race. I feel Gwin is the top contender but this race is going to be separated by such a small margin.

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