World Champs

Men’s World Championship Final

Sunday, September 4, 6 am

The guys you should be cheering for:

GWIN

STROBEL

ROPELATO

RIFFLE

BINGGELI

KEENE

WARREN

The guys you should not be cheering for:









****LORD OF THE RINGS WAS FILMED IN NEW ZEALAND. IF YOU DIDN’T GET THAT REFERENCE YOU SUCK****

The way I figure it, here are the real contenders:

Gwin: The obvious pick. Totally on form, five wins under his belt, and no reason to stop now.

Gee: He won here last year in the rain. A very talented rider on super technical tracks. That’s exactly what he’ll be racing on if it rains.

Fabio: He’s a World Champs specialist. This race is his last hurrah, and he’s won races out of nowhere before (Maribor, 2009).

Danny Hart: This kid’s on a roll. Give him a track that’s wild and dangerous, and watch him get to work. Tons of potential.

Slam Hill: He came back from a horrific injury to win World Champs last year. Don’t count on a repeat, but definitely don’t rule one out.

Brendan Fairclough (maybe): The kid is talented, and this is one of his favorite tracks of all time. He’s been out of form all year since his knee injury, but I wouldn’t count him out. He could win.

Me: Sure I’m still at home, sitting on the computer. Sure I haven’t booked a flight yet. But what if one of our guys can’t handle the pressure and cracks? When Cougar cracked on his sortie, that’s how Maverick got into Top Gun. Once I’m there, I have no pressure to do well, and I have the element of surprise in my favor. I’m a shoe-in. The only real question is which of my close friends will have to die before I can self-actualize.