There has been a bit of talk lately about a new wave pool possibly coming to South Africa in the near future, while getting completely sidetracked on youtube I came across this clip uploaded way back in Nov 2010, but it had some recent comments flying around, one which was quite interesting….
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Graham Jarvis is a master of wet and slippery conditions and this became more and more evident through the morning. Approaching the final ascent of Bushman’s Pass, Jarvis was over 50 minutes ahead of Birch and romped home to and emphatic on his
Husqvarna. Gudzeit and Bouverie were at it, wheel to wheel, the whole day and provided a dramatic finish in front of the enthusiastic crowd, scattered across the pass.Only 24 riders were able to finish the Gold Class and it looked like, once again, there will be riders stuck in the dark and forced to spend the night in the Mountains.
Results for the final day:
1. Graham Jarvis – 6h35m37
2. Blake Gudzeit – 7h33m06
3. Scott Bouverie – 7h33m29
4. Chris Birch – 7h34m41
5. Ben Hemingway – 8h00m01
6. Kenny Gilbert – 8h24m55
7. Altus De Wet – 8h41m50
8. Dan Hemingway – 8h57m18
9. James Hodson – 8h58m03
10. Bronson Louw – 9h11m28
1 Graham Jarvis
2. Chris Birch
3. Scott Bouverie
Adrian Buchan (AUS), 30, has claimed the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti over 11-time ASP World Champion and four-time Billabong Pro winner Kelly Slater (USA) in solid four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves at Teahupo’o. The results were rather controversial with a mis-called priority hiccup which may or may not have changed the result. Many fans have been left disgruntled and are calling for ASP to make a statement regarding the fudging.
South Africa’s Jordy Smith finished in an unfortunate 9th position, with fellow saffer, Travis Logie, finishing up further down the line.
CURRENT ASP WCT TOP 5 (Following Billabong Pro Tahiti):
1. Kelly Slater (USA) 38,950 pts
2. Mick Fanning (AUS) 37,900 pts
3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 30,700 pts
4. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 29,200 pts
5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 25,400 pts
Unfavourable weather conditions took its toll on the midfield at the UCI Downhill World Cup that was held at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada on Sunday 11 August 2013.
South African Andrew Neethling riding for Giant Factory Off-Road Team, posted a slower time in his qualifying run on Saturday, which placed him in 76th place and resulted in an early start in the race on Sunday.
After a 15th place at the first timed split, the reigning World Downhill Champion, Greg Minnaar managed to obtain fifth fastest time in qualifying, a time of 4:08.340.
Neethling’s final run on Sunday was a huge improvement on his qualifying time and he claimed the hot seat for a large portion of the race, posting a final time of 4:02.984, unfortunately Gee Atherton managed to knock Neethling off when he posted 3:59.389.
Sam Hill then descended the treacherous course, finishing 1.2 seconds behind Atherton. Minnaar was next to descend, and managed to hold it together but also finished behind Atherton, placing him 3rd.
Despite the soggy conditions, local Canadian, Steve Smith, impressed the fans as he put together a solid run and managed grabbed the victory in great style.
Greg Minnaar said: “With nine podiums here: six 2nds, one win, one 3rd and now a 4th, I know I’m good at Mont Sainte Anne, but to win you need to be great. I made the mistake of switching to mud tyres after the rain started. What brought me happiness was watching Stevie winning on home turf! Big thanks to the Syndicate, I’m just disappointed that I couldn’t justify all their efforts with a better result.”
In the womans event, Ragot took the win after a ballsy but smooth run and was joined on the podium by Manon Carpenter in second and Floriane Pugin in third.
Summary of Results – UCI World Cup – Downhill – Mt Sainte Anne
Women’s DH results
1 Emmeline Ragot (FRA, Lapierre Garvity Republic)
2 Manon Carpenter (GBR, Madison Saracen)
3 Floriane Pugin (FRA, Gstaadt-Scott)
4 Emelie Siegenthaler (SUI, Gstaadt-Scott)
5 Myriam Nicole (FRA, Commencal/Riding Addiction)
Men’s DH results
1 Stevie Smith (CAN, Devinci Global Racing)
2 Gee Atherton (GBR, GT Factory Racing)
3 Sam Hill (AUS, CRC/Nukeproof)
4 Greg Minnaar (RSA, Santa Cruz Syndicate)
5 Aaron Gwin (USA, Specialized Racing)
Red Bull Rampage is one of the toughest physical downhill mountain bike events on the planet. We found the roughest and hardest crashes from past events, including some gnarly falls from Josh Bender, Lance Canfield, Garrett Buehler and Cam McCaul, who show us how difficult and physical Red Bull Rampage really is. Watch some of the winning runs from over the years, including Tyler Klassen back in 2002, Cedric Gracia in ’03 and Kyle Strait in ’04, plus epic moves from Gee Atherton and Cam Zink in 2010.
Want to know more about the event? Check out http://www.redbullusa.com/rampage
The Webbie Show 2, no exotic locations, no budget, just a whole lot of determination mixed in with tons of creativity. During filming Mark suffered a few injuries and set backs and at times it seemed he was not going to finish it. He was under a lot of pressure after setting the bar so high on the original Webbie Show in January 2012, but i think you will agree he did a great job this time around.
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Check out the amazing footage of downhill mountain biker Brook MacDonald, as he scales down a new trail on Mt Burke. The trail is located in the Wanaka Lake District of southern New Zealand, one of the most visually appealing landscapes in the world.