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    I'm always surprised we spend so much time talking about road racing with so little MTB racing, especially world cups. I finally watched the replays from sunday's race and the rain and mud made the usually dull Albstadt track much more epic.

    Not sure if I should spoil or not more than 24h after the race but it was nice to see a little bit of shake up in the classification. We'll see what happen in Nove Mesto in less than a week's time. Short track race is already next friday.

    I hope Lars Forster will be okay. As always the replays are available on RedBull TV.

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    Default Re: Franco-Swiss MTB worlds cups with a wee bit of dutch salt

    Those races were awesome. I wonder if Nino overcooked himself and vdP in that first lap.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    Those races were awesome. I wonder if Nino overcooked himself and vdP in that first lap.
    He hasn't been dominant in swiss races this spring so he probably took a gamble and tried to demoralize the whole field by pushing hard. It clearly backfired. MvdP showed wisdom not going to deep and find his own rhythm instead, even if it meant losing places for a few laps.
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    I really want to follow these races - can anyone suggest what pages to follow for coverage of them? For example, on Facebook I follow Cycling News, VeloNews, Cycling Tips, Cycling Weekly and probably several more pages, so every time I log in I see results and lots of coverage of all the road races that are going on. For MTB I get squat. I found out the Albstadt results from a CX Magazine post. I follow Red Bull TV but they don’t really post coverage that I’ve seen. Any suggestions?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbiker View Post
    I really want to follow these races - can anyone suggest what pages to follow for coverage of them? For example, on Facebook I follow Cycling News, VeloNews, Cycling Tips, Cycling Weekly and probably several more pages, so every time I log in I see results and lots of coverage of all the road races that are going on. For MTB I get squat. I found out the Albstadt results from a CX Magazine post. I follow Red Bull TV but they don’t really post coverage that I’ve seen. Any suggestions?

    Pinkbike is the best for MTB coverage. And they have really stepped up their XC coverage this year. That and of course Redbull to actually watch the races.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbiker View Post
    I really want to follow these races - can anyone suggest what pages to follow for coverage of them? For example, on Facebook I follow Cycling News, VeloNews, Cycling Tips, Cycling Weekly and probably several more pages, so every time I log in I see results and lots of coverage of all the road races that are going on. For MTB I get squat. I found out the Albstadt results from a CX Magazine post. I follow Red Bull TV but they don’t really post coverage that I’ve seen. Any suggestions?
    redbull.tv for the XC and DH world cups. the production value is very high. For Enduro WCs, it's mostly pinkbike on youtube for me a day or so after but I am guessing that Red Bull will step into this as well soon.

    Forster is out for Nove Mesto with bone bruises.
     

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    I'm catching up on women's xco while I work. Jolanda Neff's necklace looks a little like the candy necklaces my kids used to wear. Maybe she'll chew on it later in the race.
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    Thanks for the tips!
     

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    It was great seeing new countries in the top 10 today.

    Man, Tauber must be guted. Yolanda Neff was probably the outright fastest in the downhills men included. No wonder she won some DH races before the world cup season.

    Reports says MvDP's garmin caught fire in the last lap.
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    Schurter and vdP battle was unbelievable. Big thanks to Red Bull tv for the broadcasting.
    Maybe I should buy some of the stuff in support.
    Anyone drinking it?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    Maybe I should buy some of the stuff in support.
    Anyone drinking it?
    At the Detoo Artoo 180k, you’d pass the little gas station on the way to the defining climb of the day. This is at almost 100 miles and you’ve burned every match in the book.

    A can of tomato juice (or V8, for a whole gram of sodium) and a Red Bull were my go-tos.

    Got me up that hill for a slice of watermelon every time.

    TH
     

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    Tastes too much like Bayer Children's Aspirin to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    Schurter and vdP battle was unbelievable. Big thanks to Red Bull tv for the broadcasting.
    Maybe I should buy some of the stuff in support.
    Anyone drinking it?
    I participated at a few redbull events. Let's just say everybody was happy they own their own mineral water brand. The original redbull is plain disgusting without vodka, their cola is barely better.

    Let kids support them for you.
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    I just wonder where all the money comes from: a Formula 1 team is 100 million per car. Two for Red Bull; two for Toro Roso. All the other events they're sponsoring.
    It looks almost like a media company that serves a drink too.
     

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    And if those guys need 2.4's, I think we all do.
     

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    Default Re: Franco-Swiss MTB worlds cups with a wee bit of dutch salt

    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    I just wonder where all the money comes from: a Formula 1 team is 100 million per car. Two for Red Bull; two for Toro Roso. All the other events they're sponsoring.
    It looks almost like a media company that serves a drink too.
    they move a lot of product. the vsalon demographic doesn't really mesh with their clientele, but the guys that buy it buy a lot of it. They had $7B in sales last year. THey throw a ton of money at various event and athlete sponsorship to drive those sales but they still net over a half billion in profit every year.
     

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    Tech bros drink it like water.
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    I'm not into watching sports cycling or otherwise but have watching these races. Mostly the women's. I really like how they have the jump-to points in the timeline of the player.
     

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