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THE END. La Bresse World Cup DH Finals Slideshow 7

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​It's all over. The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill season is complete. The 7th and final race of the calendar took place in La Bresse, France on a new track with a new winner emerging. Martin Maes, Enduro World Series competitor took his first-ever World Cup downhill win just a week after winning his second EWS in Whistler. Gee Atherton returned to form with a 2nd place, Brook Macdonald punished the course to 3rd and Amaury Pierron, despite a podium-chasing run, slid out, feet from the finish but was still officially awarded the overall title for his stellar performance in 2018. Rachel Atherton took a hard-fought win, also securing the overall victory for the 6th time, adding another history-making accomplishment to her long resume of World Cup victories. Relive the soggy tales from a fantastic finish to a dramatic season of racing!

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​Sven, Boris and Dan Hearn battle sleep deprivation and come out on top. Vital would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work all season long, bringing us the best photos and most in-depth racer interviews! It's like we're there. YEW!

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sspomer sspomer 8/26/2018 10:11 AM

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Yes great job as always with the coverage of the UCI DH and EWS. It is almost funny how other sites are really trying to immitate (i.e. rip off) your content, but impressive that you manage to stay so far ahead of the curve thanks to the great work of the photogs and editors.

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BIG shout out to Boris, Sven, and Dan, and all world cup/ews photographers for that matter. The coverage you guys provide every race is phenomenal... From the photos (and editing), to the interviews, to being out there through thick and thin, you guys are the heros of mountain bike racing. There's a lot of people that don't get enough credit for doing what they do for racers and the world cup, but I have to tip my hat to the photographers that not only inspire me, but make mountain biking the best sport with the best coverage in the world. Cheers boys, I already can't wait for next season!

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