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    The world cup downhill season kicks off at the end of April at Lourdes in France. We're getting a few good race venues this year too, check the calendar:
    April 29-30: Lourdes, France
    June 3-4: Fort William, Scotland
    June 10-11: Leogang, Austria
    July 1-2 Vallnord, Andorra
    July 8-9: Lenzerheide, Switzerland
    August 5-6: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
    August 26-27: Val di Sole, Italy
    September 5-10: UCI World Championships, Cairns, Australia

    The big one for us is the world champs in Cairns later this year but before that happens we need to determine a world cup champion. There's been a ton of changes this year with new teams, riders landing on new teams and new manufacturers entering the show.
    Who will win this thing? It could be the closest world cup season we've seen as a lot of riders are totally on it.


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    Huckyeah! Subscribed This season's going to be epic. I can't wait to see how Muddy performs with Trek and obvs Brosnan on Canyon too.

    Think I might have to make the trip up to Cairns this year!

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    Different winner every round, and a "pulled one out of the bag" world champs winner :)

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    A certain rider that just switched to a sender riding team has been spotted up here in cairns doing lots of testing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austen View Post
    A certain rider that just switched to a sender riding team has been spotted up here in cairns doing lots of testing...
    Why not just say Troy Brosnan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austen View Post
    A certain rider that just switched to a sender riding team has been spotted up here in cairns doing lots of testing...
    You'd imagine this may be the last chance they'd get to ride the place before the worlds later this year. The track will undergo some changes so it may not just be about getting that track dialed but riding his new bike on tracks he knows to see what works and what doesn't. It's a pretty good way to know where your speed is at.

    Who do you reckon will have a crap season? Not through injury but just rides to their limit and discovers the goal posts have been moved again.


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    Already bought tickets up to Cairns, will be the last time to see the insanity locally for a while I reckon. Keen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post

    Who do you reckon will have a crap season? Not through injury but just rides to their limit and discovers the goal posts have been moved again.

    Affy.

    I hope he does well, but I think the top 10 will be elusive for him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post
    You'd imagine this may be the last chance they'd get to ride the place before the worlds later this year. The track will undergo some changes so it may not just be about getting that track dialed but riding his new bike on tracks he knows to see what works and what doesn't. It's a pretty good way to know where your speed is at.

    Who do you reckon will have a crap season? Not through injury but just rides to their limit and discovers the goal posts have been moved again.
    The course has already had some work done on it but there is more coming up, it's been fairly wet up here but the bulk of the rain has now finished, the dirt is really good at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post
    September 5-10: UCI World Championships, Cairns, Australia

    I guess we can predict torrential rain that weekend then?

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