I don’t know if anyone else cares about this list, but I thought it was interesting. People who still race in the World Cup that have won a World Cup round:
There’s 12 of them, 13 if you count Kovarik because he came to MSA and Windham in 2012.
This wikipedia page is really good for other mountain bike trivia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCI_Mountain_Bike_World_Cup I know you probably don’t care about XC, but I was blown away by how dominant Julien Absalon was in XC; in nine years he was only out of the top 3 once. Damn. Sam Hill was either first or second for six years in a row. Fun facts.
Also, perhaps a more interesting list: people who got 2nd in a World Cup round and didn’t kill themselves:
Also Dan Atherton came to a couple races this year, and he got 4th in 2005 (?) at Willengen.
As always, if I left anyone out please let me know in the comments or go kill yourself. I also hear that blog posts are more interesting with pictures, so here are a couple:
Your team’s transportation:
Our team’s transportation: