After a first-ever 20/20 was scored last week, we went back to the drawing board and decided these things need to be harder. Or more obscure. But also easier in places ‘cos no one likes losing all the time. In the end, we made it really incredibly easy. You deserve a holiday after all.
You’ll find a mix of racing, tech, historical, media and pro rider based questions in this week’s quiz. We hope you enjoy it.
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Almost unbelievably, Maes was barely 16 when he stuck it to pros twice his age and experience in raging his way to a top-five at the first-ever EWS at Punta Ala Trail Center, Italy. Check Martin's stats on Roots & Rain.
Maes was brought onto the international scene with the help of the Atherton family, who were using GT bikes at the time. Fun fact: Maes raced on flat pedals at EWS Punta Ala. His Spoke Tales video is a great insight into the man who can.
Henrique Avancini is the real deal and a big-time sports star at home in Brazil — and rightly so.
Seagrave and her brother Kaos were regulars on the Morzine slopes before the family relocated back to the UK. Here's Kilmurray talking shapes and settings with Fox:
Video: 'Angry Welsh Man Does Megavalanche'
Trek's full marketing spiel says 'Rides XC. And the stuff that scares XC riders.' Classic. Although we can't remember having ever seen Nino Schurter or Jolanda Neff looking scared — modern XC racers are hard as nails. Trek Top Fuel.
The venue is different but the stage is set for another incredible race. Remember this Sam Hill moment from 2018?
Are these questions obscure enough? Na, didn't think so. We'll make them harder next week.
Although Hart stole the show with his amazing wins and run of form in the second half of the season, Gwin quietly attacked all season long. Two wins, three second places and a fourth (plus a throwaway result in Vallnord) were enough to ensure Gwin took the series title. Buy Hurly Burly 1 (£15).
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Hill is the main man. Check out The World Stage book.
If you didn't get that one... well, you should have watched the video. Sterling is a super nice guy and has an incredible eye for the shot. The video below from our friends at Freehub Mag is worth a watch:
Alright, that one was pretty hard. Check out the tyre.
The magazine reference is kind of weird, isn't it? Well, we just happened to be looking back at a feature, so there. Wrong year, but here's Peaty at it on a rigid in '93:
And what a bike it was. Can you list some of the riders who piloted one to World Cup success back in the day? Get your FREE copy of Analog zine here.
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