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Rachel Atherton and Loïc Bruni Are Your 2018 DH World Champs

Sunday marked the final day on the UCI DH race calendar, with the world’s fastest racers representing their own countries on the world stage in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. After a long season of racing, two riders emerged victorious in one of the closest races of the year. The top 4 men’s racers finished within 0.75 seconds of one another, on a 3-minute course. As the old adage goes, a fart could have changed the outcome. Last year’s world champ, Frenchman Loïc Bruni edged out Martin Maes, Danny Hart, and Loris Vergier for the win. American Aaron Gwin came in just a hair slower in 5th place.

On the women’s side, perennial powerhouse Rachel Atherton blew away the field with a nearly 10-second advantage over Tahnee Seagrave and Myriam Nicole. Check out Atherton’s run here:

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Things Get A Little Loose At the Morgins Bike Park
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The leaves are changing, the light has that autumn glow, and there’s already frost on the windshield in the morning—we’d hate to admit it, but summer is officially on its way out. But don’t let the temperature change fool you, mountain biking season is far from over. As Veronique Sandler and Joel Anderson show us, there’s still plenty of riding to be had. Watch as the two get playful at the Morgins bike park and shred everything in sight.