French DH National Champs Results – Alpe d’Huez

French DH National Champs Results - Alpe d'Huez

This weekend saw the French National DH Champs in Alpe d’Huez, and it was Marine Cabirou who took the win in the Elite women’s field, ten seconds ahead of Mélanie Chappaz. The men’s race was ultimately upstaged by the junior, Thibaut Daprela who took the fastest time of the day and the Elite national sleeve, ahead of Remi Thirion.

The three dominating Frenchmen, Loïc Bruni, Loris Vergier and Amaury Pierron sat this race out.

Overall Results:


1: Thibaut Daprela
2: Rémi Thirion
3: Baptiste Pierron
4: Thomas Estaque
5: Alexandre Fayolle

Full Results


1: Marine Cabirou
2: Mélanie Chappaz
3: Agnes Delest
4: Fiona Ourdouillie
5: Mathilde Bernard

Full Results

Dean Lucas talks to John Hall and Aaron Pelttari – AOTE Podcast

Dean Lucas talks to John Hall and Aaron Pelttari -
An Off track experience

Dean Lucas is just off the back of a 10th place finish at the last World Cup in Les Gets, but he’s also been spending time with some of the most interesting figures in WC racing, for his (relatively) new podcast called An Off Track Experience.

During Les Gets last weekend he sat down with John Hall and Aaron Pelttari, the mechanics for Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan.

“On this episode of the podcast I sit down with two of the most well know and charismatic mechanics on the world cup circuit. They are both lucky enough to be able to wrench at a world cup level and call it a full time job. Former team members and now good friends John Hall and Aaron Pelttari along with their riders Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan have racked up countless wins and overalls together in recent years. With ridicules speed week in and week out and floorless consistency out of both of these rides you always wonder how much of that comes from them and how much comes from the people they have around them making sure everything is dialled.

With our sport being won and lost by the smallest of margins every little bit counts so having complete faith in your mechanic and being able to work through a race weekend more efficiently might just give you that 1% you were looking for.

Lets see what they think.

Enjoy the chat!”

Well worth a listen.

Les Gets World Cup Course Talk with Eliot Jackson

We are out here soaking up the atmosphere and coughing up the dust of Les Gets World Cup. And what a race it promises to be! Flat out from start to finish, the track, which hasn’t changed a great deal since 2004 World Champs, is quite unlike anything else on the World Cup circuit. Probably best let the pros talk us through it, so here’s Eliot Jackson with a dose of positivity and insight.

Finals Results – Andorra World Cup 2019

High drama racing today from Andorra, we saw plenty of dust, crashes and near misses.

Rachel Atherton took the win, Marine Cabirou in second and Tracey Hannah in third, despite a crash in one of the final corners. In the men’s Loic Bruni came out victorious, closely followed by Loris Vergier in second and Troy Brosnan in third.

Full Men’s Results 

Full Women’s Results

Full Junior Men’s Results

Full Junior Women’s Results

Hurly Burly Hoodie

Oooo you do like that maroon colour, don’t you? We certainly do. And we like Hurly Burly, the downhill yearbook. We like it so much we’d even wear it, but that isn’t possible because it’s a book. Instead, we got this hoodie made with the Hurly Burly logo on it.

Check it out and buy yourself one here. Comes in black too, if you are kind of low key and stealth. Thank you very much in advance for your support. You make our wheels go round (vom).

Reece Wilson – Fort William 2019 Documentary

Reece Wilson is one of the new generation of riders who has made his way to the sharp end of racing and is now battling it out with the best. Scoring himself a 4th position in Fort William 2018. 

This weekend proved to be much more trying. With a great qualifying run in the bag, disaster struck in his race run when Reece snapped his chain out of the gate in finals, ultimately leading to a crash.

This video, brought to you by Max Rendall at, gives us an insight into the highs and lows of racing, shot in a fly on the wall documentary style. Well worth spending 16 minutes of your day on this one.

Maybe just blink out the scooter bits – probably ironic usage anyway.