Interesting too see how this track will mutilate suspensions, and wheels. It's a dry rocky man made bike crusher. This track already sent 2 riders out, Loic Bruni got a dislocated elbow yesterday and Claudio Calouri who does the track presentations went down as well.
The smoothest riders are usually the fastest ones.
smoothness is power and smooth is fast!
after gwin took over, i immediately recollected how shaw got the position - the power was there, but (for the lack of a better term) wasn't smooth. it was like bam bam bam! but for gwin, you can see immediately off the gate how stylish violence and refined delivery of power is executed at every corner and transition.
this short track really took a toll out of the riders even the great ones.