Palmer vs Vouilloz, Gee Atheron vs Stevie Smith, Rachel Atherton vs Claudio Caluori. Downhill is littered with intense rivalries (although we in the media are as culpable as anyone in stoking them).
The man who changed it all. We really do wonder where the sport would be had Palmer not rocked up in his moto pants and gold jacket.
How many controversies has taping caused over the years? It seems so innocuous but (reportedly) even the first World Championships were won with a cheeky course cut.
We make that 15 wins in a row…
You don’t win 10 World Championships and 16 World Cup races without being very good. Maybe even… the best ever?
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‘X’ is hard, ok? We couldn’t let this post go without mentioning the legendary after parties though.
There are a lot of fast young riders out there at the moment. The top 10 could look very different in a couple of years’ time
Even the pros use them