Les Gets World Champs 2022 provided probably – actually, definitely – the wildest spectacle of any mountain bike race we’ve seen.
When the final rider crossed the line and the elite men’s results were confirmed – a French 1-2-3 – the crowd erupted. Well, the crowd had been erupting all day. Fans poured onto the course in a football-style pitch invasion, sweeping the handful of police out the way and engulfing their heroes Loic Bruni, Loris Vergier and Amaury Pierron, in a sea of crazed, raucous, deeply passionate celebration.
Thankfully this isn’t football though, and the day’s winners lapped it up, enjoying every second of the madness.
This is downhill. What a sport. What a race to witness.
We hope you enjoy the interviews below by Sven Martin.
More interviews to follow…
FOUNDER-DIRECTOR: James McKnight
CO-DIRECTOR: Ben Winder
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
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