Fresh off his Crankworx EWS win, Richie Rude was invited up to British Columbia by OneUp Components to see if he could snag the KOM on their favourite trail - Angry Midget.

The result is this video and Rude looks like he's charging as always, despite the somewhat odd OneUp number plate.

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In late August, Angry Midget was as punched and dusty as it ever gets. Far from the ideal conditions for setting a fast time. After one sighting lap, he smashed the existing KOM by over 10 seconds with a time of 2:33 - he's not a 2x World Champ for nothing!

OneUp said: "We hoped to film Richie's timed run with a chest mounted gimbal, but his aggressive forward position on the bike meant that it kept hitting his stem." They even reckon his POV cam footage looks stabilised without a gimbal!

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