Here we go! It’s been a long time coming but finally, the World Cup Downhill starts this weekend in Leogang. Most racers have been out in Europe for the last week or two, dialling in their bikes and getting up to speed.
There’s been no shortage of media either. Wyn’s privateer fund is live (go donate). We went not racing last weekend. We’ve had podcasts from Mikayla Parton, Greg Williamson and a season preview from Making up the Numbers. Reece Wilson has given us a behind the scenes look at growing up in the Tweed Valley and the Syndicate has taken a look at Greg Minnaar’s off season.
This was a huge play from Greg Minnaar in my opinion. Calling out younger riders, training before the sun comes up and shredding a street track all show he is at the top of his game (maybe less so the street track).
With DH being so much about the mental game and confidence, it’s a bold strategy that Minnaar is taking but if there’s one person who can pull it off it is the G.O.A.T. Furthermore, there are few DH fans who would be unhappy to see him on top of the box.
Who’s your money on for this weekend?
Side note: We’re giving the people what they want and have started a Bangers and Mash fantasy league which you can join here (if you read this far down).
FOUNDER-DIRECTOR: James McKnight
CO-DIRECTOR: Ben Winder
BEAN COUNTER: Theo Fellgett
CHAIRMAN: Mike Rose
SOUND SCIENTIST: Victor Lucas
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chris Jones
DOOD OF DOODLES: Jon Gregory
Anna Buick, Chris Hall, Pete Scullion, Ric McLaughlin, Paul Aston, Chris Kilmurray, John Parkin, Chris Jackson, Pedro Ballin, Alan
BEFORE YOU GO
Sign up to our newsletters for fun times, exclusive content, regular discounts, competitions and insight.
We’d love you to join the gang.
Stay up to date on all things Misspent Summers by joining our mailing list. We’ll send you discount codes and ask your input to help make our company and products better. Plus, we’ll send you stories, comment and insight you won’t find anywhere else.