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    Olympic Downhill events???

    Brian Cookson, UCI presidential candidate is apparently a big fan.UCI Presidential Candidate Cookson Talks Mountain Biking, Part 1 |

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    pretty interesting read.. I'm surprised Dh isn't in the summer X-Games
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    DH in the Olympics? God no.

    You only need to see the way XC gets mauled* to never want to see any MTB event in the Olympics ever again. It would ruin Downhill, sure it would bring in money, but also ever more arbitrary rules, probably drugs, certainly short 'safe' tracks that can be covered top to bottom with cameras, rules on what qualifies as a 'downhill' bike. It would just be horrible.

    Interesting interview (especially on that rule the UCI dreamed up last year) but this constant push for Olympic Status strikes me as misguided.

    * (tracks must be short, gravelled so sponsor logos are visible in all weathers and have shallow enough gradients for TV gear to get in and out, one rider per country so two thirds of the world's best are absent)

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