Blaming the weather sounds like such a cop out to any downhiller, as much as we’d prefer not to ride in the wet, when it’s race time we just get on and do it. Freeriding is different, it’s a tightly knit community that can easily come to an agreement if they think the weather will make for a shitty event. With that in mind qualifying was turned into a pseudo-finals in case the weather turned bad with all the riders doing two runs. The level at these competitions is quite frankly astonishing, the run that Semenuk had to throw down to win here in Leogang was bordering on perfect. Of course give it two years and the sport will have progressed again pushing the riders to new heights. Does downhill share this same rate of progression?
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