Rip up the rulebook, ditch the calculations, leave common sense at the door - when Gwin turns it on there's a touch of magic in the air, an unquantifiable dose of wizardry that means anything can happen.

The one and only
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There's nobody else in the downhill field that could win on a pedally track without a chain and there was nobody that could part the puddles like Gwin yesterday. While Gwin glided, others floundered. Minnaar was the biggest loser sliding his front wheel over the top of a berm on a supposedly safe run. He re-entered the tape wrong and was DQ'd as a result.

Minnaar went for safe and solid in finals, the result was the front end washing out over a berm and a DQ. No pressure Greg!
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Minnaar now only has a 33 point buffer over the charging American setting us up for a straight knife fight in Trentino between the two greatest riders of the generation. If that doesn't have you quivering with excitement for a month then nothing will.

Beyond the two headline acts, Hart, Brosnan and Bruni all also defied the weather to salvage impressive results from what could have been miserable afternoons. Gwin's win takes nothing away from these incredible runs, given the conditions they were truly Titanic.

The man doesn't need an umbrella, he's clearly impervious to rain.
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In the women's race it was Tahnee's turn to shine against grey Canadian skies. It was her second World Cup win and her first on a downhill track. Nicole must be starting to feel safer at the top of the standings with a 110 point buffer over Hannah heading to a track she loves but as we saw here, anything can happen.

Downhill fucking rules.

Fuck yeah Tahnee!
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Melanie Chappaz hasn't finished outside the top two in the junior women's field. She now has an unassailable lead in the series.
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Tracey's run was almost as miraculous as Gwin's. She punctured high up and still managed to nurse it into third and keep her overall hopes alive.
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Emilie Seigenthaler continues her strong season with another podium
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Focussed and fast, Tahnee is delivering amazing raw pace and still only 22.
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Dabbing like a diabetic kid with a sherbert fountain, take nothing away from Dean Lucas, he was on a hot one
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We knew it wouldn't be long before we saw Mike Jones back on a podium. It's been a long two years for the Valleys kid
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For one reason or another, Brosnan really wasn't feeling it this weekend but he salvaged sixth place with an heroic run and made huge inroads into Minnar's lead.
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Crashing through the rain like Moses through the Red Sea, Gwin performed miracles today.
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The dream team...
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Mike Jones stays in downhill and will be searching for a few more of these next year.
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