JUMPING 86 FEET! Vital RAW 2019 Les Gets, France, World Cup Downhill
The fastest World Cup Downhill mountain bike race course of 2019 is here, and it's in Les Gets, France. Today during practice, the DH racers got up to speed incredibly quickly with no shortage of carnage.
From 2 - 3pm before timed training, we held the unofficial Vital MTB / Vanzacs #lesgetslongjump contest on a random wooden kicker that is part of the course. In the end, Bruce Klein of Commencal / 100% jumped nearly 90 feet to get $300 out of gordo's pocket. Every one hucked huge and we're waiting until this becomes a regular Crankworx event in about 3 years time.
Rachel Atherton ended up going furthest in the women's only to later rupture her Achilles tendon at the bottom of the track. She is out for the race and most likely the season.