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What a remarkable day of racing in the heat of the Valley of the Sun. Val di Sole, Italy left few survivors after a long, hot weekend of World Cup downhill mountain bike racing. Among the survivors were Gee and Rachel Atherton of GT Factory Racing who, once again, took the double team and family victories. The World Cup takes a 5-week hiatus as riders re-group and rethink about what it will take to win against the Atherton clan.

A HUGE thanks to Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott, Joe Bowman, Lee Trumpore and Brandon Turman for bringing us the most incredible World Cup coverage on the web. They are in the trenches long after the racers are in bed and the team trucks have left the pits. Grazie amici miei!!!
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  • Adam_Schaeffer

    6/17/2013 5:18 PM

    Sven, your shot of Brosnan on the limit is truly exceptional. Pics like that give me the good kind of goosebumps. Your work is greatly appreciated!

  • TheMidgetFlinger

    6/17/2013 3:56 PM

    Amazing as always. Was disappointed not to see Peatys run in the live stream though?

  • davetrumpore

    6/17/2013 2:45 PM

    Simply the best photographs, video clips, stories, and insight. I'm glad to see proper journalism is alive and well on Vital.

  • Big Bird

    6/17/2013 9:30 AM

    Congrlats Butterman on making it to the production side of the camera at the World Cups.

  • alfarac

    6/17/2013 8:20 AM

    Amazing, you guys are incredible, we are spoiled to have you all covering WC DH!!! Thanks a lot!

  • Ahab

    6/17/2013 7:26 AM

    Amazing coverage. Littermag forever!

  • Frilko

    6/17/2013 4:11 AM

    i feel like steve smith is going to win at least two wc races this year

  • mbl77

    6/17/2013 1:50 AM

    Fantastic coverage as usual. Thanks VitalMTB!

  • reubenshaul

    6/17/2013 12:33 AM

    "...most incredible World Cup coverage on the web"
    second that.

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