Last weekends UCI World Championships featured downhill mountain bike racing at its very best. Changeable conditions, an incredible track and some of the highest-level riding we’ve ever seen.
The World Championships occupy a strange place in cycling folklore. Some, like the American Aaron Gwin, the reigning UCI World Cup title holder, believe them to be of comparatively little relevance by comparison with a multi-round contest. For others however, the Sam Hill’s and Greg Minnaar’s, the ‘one race to rule them all’ is pressure-cooker perfection. It’s a one-run, winner-take-all game of poker; the ultimate rider vs track showdown.
Watch the race reply via the link below.