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Lourdes World Cup Downhill Race Action Slideshow 9

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The first World Cup DH of 2017 is in the books.

Rain may have dampened some runs at the 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill, but the overall spirit coming off the weekend is pure fire. Go deep with the best racers on the planet, fresh off the hill. A huge thanks to Sven, Boris, Dan, Zach and Johan for all the incredible coverage from France.

RESULTS: Lourdes World Cup Downhill

All Things Lourdes World Cup DH

sspomer sspomer 4/30/2017 8:39 PM

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So......skinsuits. I don't care because they look way more reasonable and functional now that mountain bikers have their own race specific style of it (hybrid moto/spandex) that's more durable than roadie stuff. I don't mind the insanely tight kit now. I think the thing that drove us all nuts in the day was that it was truly just a big swath of yoga pants at one point. I gotta pray we don't get rid of visors though. Even Peat and Barel looked like complete goons with no peak on their helmet.

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The Canyon teams pants remind me of "On Any Sunday" era racing leathers. In a good way.

I noticed Neko Mulally has a large portion of his visor trimmed off, so it is probably more aero but still looks like a full visor.

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Gee won in Cairns in 2014 on borrowed shoes; now Rachel won in Lourdes on wrong-size spare shoes... has anybody tried hiding Dan's shoes from him to see what might happen?

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