If you want to truly appreciate how gnarly the Val di Sole track was, we suggest you start with the POV footage from Rachel Atherton’s race-winning run. GoPro never does justice to how steep or fast a trail is, so we can only imagine what this monster of a course looked like in real life.
We’d also like to congratulate Atherton on her perfect season. This year, she won every World Cup race AND the World Champs title, a feat no other rider, male or female, has ever accomplished. All hail the Queen.
Now that you’ve seen Rachel’s wild run, take a gander at Danny Hart’s run. It’s not as life changing as that one time when he defied physics, but Hart’s performance is still bat sh*t crazy. It’s just too bad Aaron Gwin suffered a mechanical on track because we would have loved to see him respond to the Red Car Rocket.