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Letters from the editor – Billy the Naive Fool

Letters from the editor – Billy the Naive Fool

Just recently, having reaped the rewards of a stellar year for Descent-World, I was sat by my stone hearth, fire roaring with a marsh mellow gently toasting on the end of a golden fork (inscribed “ditari aut mori tryin”) and I thought to myself – I’m so glad I came into mountain biking for the money. It’s not like I enjoy riding a bike. I mean ,sure, it’s ok for a nice little jolly down the city route, taking in […]

Letters from the Editor: When lightning strikes twice

Letters from the Editor: When lightning strikes twice

In the 26 years since Greg Herbold cut, I mean won the first World Championships there have been 14 male world champions, 13 female world champions. Aside from the two greatest racers of all time in Vouillouz and Chausson, no one has managed to dominate the top step of what is surely one of the hardest sporting events in the world to win. Make no mistake, many who could, and should, will never wear the rainbow jersey. Over the last […]

Andorra World Cup: Finals and Peaty’s Send Off

Andorra World Cup: Finals and Peaty’s Send Off

Sheffield Steel! Andorra marked Steve Peat’s last World Cup race. In true classic Peaty fashion, he crossed the line with arms raised above his head and spent the time after his finish socializing and reminiscing. It was an emotional post-race celebration of his historic and storied career, with a surprise slideshow tribute unveiled on the big screen. While he may be stepping away from racing, his legacy will remain, and he’ll no doubt be up to some fun antics in […]

Andorra World Cup Qualifying Report.

Andorra World Cup Qualifying Report.

The morning greeted us with immaculate skies and a warm breeze. The stillness in the pits, even as practice got underway showed that some of that “cruisey” end of season vibe had been done away with, and it was business as usual; racing is fun and all, but sometimes it is also meant to be a bit stressful. Many riders have a lot to play for, and this behemoth of the Pyrenees is going to hake the up overall for […]

Andorra World Cup Timed Training

Andorra World Cup Timed Training

Above: Irishman Jacob Dickson is back. While chatting trackside today, Jacob informed me that his collarbone isn’t actually fully healed, as it’s just being weitd. But, he said he’s here to just have fun and get back to racing. The loose and slightly unpredictable conditions here in Vallnord have made for tricky riding on the first day of practice and timed training. The athletes were struggling to read the terrain, and a fair few crashes happened throughout the day; there […]

Andorra Day 1: Pit Bits and Chit Chat.

Andorra Day 1: Pit Bits and Chit Chat.

The start of the season in Lourdes, France seems like just yesterday. The 2016 season has flown by, with all sorts of wild action along the way. With the final round of the World Cup here in Andorra officially underway with Track Walk going down today, the vibe around the pits was particularly relaxed and jovial. With most riders’ goals and achievements already getting checked off earlier in the season, most of the top riders are now looking ahead to […]

Mont Saint Anne Qualifying

Mont Saint Anne Qualifying

Gwin dominiates, with Hart being the closest challenger. Check out Gwins 75.5km/h speed trap! Adam Brayton takes another top 10 quail, what a season he is having. Stay tuned for the full report from the days racing ! Rachel Atherton continues her domination of the women’s category with a huge 12 second win . In the Junior men, Loic Bruni’s teammate Finn Iles taking first place with Brit Elliott Heap in a close 2nd, just 1.7 seconds back ..

Mid Season World Cup DH: Stride Found

Mid Season World Cup DH: Stride Found

Patience is a virtue – someone close to you, likely family, has whipped out that gem of wisdom at some point in time, whether you’re reading this as a 15 year old or 50 year old, the calmness and forced contentment of the virtue that is patience is something few of us truly feel in any walk of life! It was the word of the week in Lenzerheide, even if some riders didn’t know it! But funnily enough it’s only […]

Fort William Day 3: Tech from the pits

Fort William Day 3: Tech from the pits

Whilst riders were qualifying , we took a tour around the Fort William pits to see what interesting bits of bike bling were on show. … First up was the lonely looking number 3 plate , on the stand in the Specialized pits. Loic Bruni’s Demo may be stood there for the next round or two, but he is a rider we can be confident of having a quick return to form. In the pit setup opposite, Troy Brosnans Demo […]

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