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Must Watch: Smooth but Flat, Aaron Gwin’s Incredible Race Run at Leogang

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Two years ago at the World Championship race in Leogang, Austria, an unfortunate mechanical cost Aaron Gwin the opportunity to clutch both the Overall and Championship titles. This year, another unfortunate mechanical in the same section of track cost the American his #1 plate.

While mechanicals may be keeping the two time overall champion off the podium, his performance at Leogang this year was nothing short of legendary. Without watching the race or other footage, you can’t really appreciate how incredible his run was, but even with a flat he was only ~40 seconds off the pace of the worlds fastest racers.

 Update: If the Youtube Link isn’t working, head here to watch it on the Redbull website.

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Chris
Chris
8 years ago

“Blocked by the UCI” – last thing you’d want is for people to see your MTB series, right guys?

Stampers
Stampers
8 years ago

UCI blocks the video…typical UCI…what a bunch of douches…a great video comes out and they block it…why? And they wonder why mtb’ers hate the UCI…

As for Gwin…amazing run…

Sam Zam
Sam Zam
8 years ago

there was coverage on Sportsnet up here in Canadaof the race, my boys and I watched Gwin in amazement as he flew down the course…

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Hooray for the UCI!

Promoting cycling the world around!

Mario
Mario
8 years ago

Video is blocked due to copyright claims

Star Stevenson
Star Stevenson
8 years ago
Offrhodes
Offrhodes
8 years ago

I give huge praise to his wheelbuilder. That thing stayed together through the beating.

jimmy
jimmy
8 years ago

Wow, not sure I’d have liked the thought that at any moment shards of broken rim could pierce my lower legs if the wheel came apart. Crazy good.

JC
JC
8 years ago

It was blocked because Red Bull has exclusive media rights to the World Cup. Calm down. Here’s the real video:

http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/stories/1331659202478/aaron-gwin-on-fire-with-no-tyre

gsee
gsee
8 years ago

Quite better quality on redbull tv

muf
muf
8 years ago

so i guess carbon is strong enough these days.. .;)

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

He still made the pro women’s top 10.

cracked-frame
cracked-frame
8 years ago

Stan’s Rim. Gotta be.

thesteve4761
thesteve4761
8 years ago

@ Cracked-frame

Sorry, not Stan’s. It’s a DT Swiss EX 471- Officially not even rated as a DH rim!

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/11076435

np
np
8 years ago

good by UCI
such a shame to block video, wich is not so importante
never watch again
bye
bye
NP

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