Spoke Magazine


Posted by Caleb Smith on Saturday July 24 2010

Seriously you have NO idea how wet it was today. Hopefully this does it some justice. Wyn killing it for a 5th place qual.

Definitely my worst ever post title. But it’s the truth. The Kiwis killed it in qualifying today in torrential rain at Champery, showing that our boys can actually ride and handle their bikes. Blenki qualified first which is awesome news but the rest of the top 15 riders contains four Kiwis. Wyn takes a well deserved 5th, Brook McDonald in 11th and Scolesy sitting in front of Greg Minnaar in 14th. It was my first World Cup too and I can tell you that it ain’t as easy as it looks, Sven Martin and the other regulars make it all look way easy. I could barely stay upright in the pouring rain. Okay so it is Spoke’s first ever non stolen World Cup gallery, hopefully tomorrow will be sunny, I will have found Scolsey’s house and I’ll take some not shit photos…

Brook looked good in practice and pulled it together to beat all his EVIL team mates. Hopefully he can add one more day to that and slay it tomorrow for Kenny Powers.

Wyn up the top of the course during practice (rocking the Whanganui bin liner jacket), the sun came out for about five minutes, like an idiot I took the rain coat off my camera. Idiot.

Justin qualified 35th today; probably not the result he expected but given today's wet and slippery conditions you wouldn't want to put it all on the line. And I need to move around more...

Steve Peat has a had a bit of a return to form lately and today he continued that by landing himself behind Wyn in 6th place.

1 Sam Blenkinsop 4:10.36
2 Damien Spagnolo 4:12.05
3 Gee Atherton 4:12.52
4 Brendon Fairclough 4:14.38
5 Wyn Masters 4:18.36
6 Steve Peat 4:19.84
7 Danny Hart 4:20.24
8 Mickael Pascal 4:20.45
9 Mitchell Delfs 4:20.72
10 Romain Paulhan 4:21.25
11 Brook McDonald 4:21.96
12 Fabien Pedemanaud 4:22.82
13 Oliver Burton 4:24.21
14 Matt Scoles 4:24.52
15 Greg Minnaar 4:24.89

More Kiwi Results

30 Cam Cole 4:31.36

35 Justin Leov 4:34.95

49 Joseph Nation 4:40.89

78 George Brannigan4:55.83

  • Scotty

    Hi Caleb – Liv says your photos are not bad! Totally impressed with the mud…and the kiwi results! Have fun.