XTERRA World Champs 2008 pictures

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Before the start- calm, smiley AND READY TO KICK ASS! Photo by Nils Nilsen

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Heartbreak Hill- early in the bike and I just got away from the group and lava everywhere. Photo Nils Nilsen

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My legs got better the further I went, the downhills it was a free for all- I didnt even fall almost once! Photo by Guillaume Gros

For the uninformed, I flatted with 4mi to go with a 2.30 to 3min lead. Soon the tube flatted too, and I rode the rim home- 5k over lava rock. Finished 12th

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The leanest I have ever been. Custom Avia shoes, South African flag race kit and familiar #1.

Photo: Nils Nilsen

Comments

streetcornerguru1 29-10-2008, 18:01

Conrad,
Do you think the World Champs should be held elsewhere? It seems as if the race is always so luck based. You flatted as did Dan Hugo. You men were slaughtering it and a few unfortunate flats took you out of contention for the top spots. MTB racing isn’t like road tri’s as you know. You have ZERO support crews and I hate that the most important day in Xterra can be lost because of chance and not talent.

What are your thoughts? You can’t logically carry around three tubes and five CO2 canisters on your bike so how can chance be removed from the equation? The best deserve to succeed and I feel that the best have lost out too many times at the Xterra World Champs.

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Nic Sacco 29-10-2008, 17:03

Big C you still a legend my man!!
When you heading back to SA?
Hope to see yo uin Dec
Sweet
Nic

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ob1 29-10-2008, 10:07

nice pics….
what can I say about the race…..

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