Must Watch: Smooth but Flat, Aaron Gwin’s Incredible Race Run at Leogang

Two years ago at the World Championship race in Leogang, Austria, an unfortunate mechanical cost Aaron Gwin the opportunity to clutch both the Overall and Championship titles. This year, another unfortunate mechanical in the same section of track cost the American his #1 plate.

While mechanicals may be keeping the two time overall champion off the podium, his performance at Leogang this year was nothing short of legendary. Without watching the race or other footage, you can’t really appreciate how incredible his run was, but even with a flat he was only ~40 seconds off the pace of the worlds fastest racers.

 Update: If the Youtube Link isn’t working, head here to watch it on the Redbull website.

Comments

Chris - 06/17/14 - 9:14am

“Blocked by the UCI” – last thing you’d want is for people to see your MTB series, right guys?

Stampers - 06/17/14 - 9:20am

UCI blocks the video…typical UCI…what a bunch of douches…a great video comes out and they block it…why? And they wonder why mtb’ers hate the UCI…

As for Gwin…amazing run…

Sam Zam - 06/17/14 - 9:39am

there was coverage on Sportsnet up here in Canadaof the race, my boys and I watched Gwin in amazement as he flew down the course…

Tom - 06/17/14 - 9:56am

Hooray for the UCI!

Promoting cycling the world around!

Mario - 06/17/14 - 10:12am

Video is blocked due to copyright claims

Star Stevenson - 06/17/14 - 10:45am

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ld5HGKO4OQc

Offrhodes - 06/17/14 - 1:47pm

I give huge praise to his wheelbuilder. That thing stayed together through the beating.

jimmy - 06/17/14 - 4:12pm

Wow, not sure I’d have liked the thought that at any moment shards of broken rim could pierce my lower legs if the wheel came apart. Crazy good.

JC - 06/17/14 - 5:48pm

It was blocked because Red Bull has exclusive media rights to the World Cup. Calm down. Here’s the real video:

http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/stories/1331659202478/aaron-gwin-on-fire-with-no-tyre

gsee - 06/17/14 - 5:53pm

Quite better quality on redbull tv

muf - 06/17/14 - 9:52pm

so i guess carbon is strong enough these days.. .;)

Alex - 06/17/14 - 10:49pm

He still made the pro women’s top 10.

cracked-frame - 06/18/14 - 1:39pm

Stan’s Rim. Gotta be.

thesteve4761 - 06/18/14 - 3:14pm

@ Cracked-frame

Sorry, not Stan’s. It’s a DT Swiss EX 471- Officially not even rated as a DH rim!

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/11076435

np - 06/19/14 - 11:14am

good by UCI
such a shame to block video, wich is not so importante
never watch again
bye
bye
NP

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