World Cup downhill season returns this weekend and you can watch all the action from home, live from Fort William, Scotland.
For 2019, the UCI has added an eighth round of downhill racing, up from seven in 2018. The second stop in that tour is the legendary Fort William race course, consistently present on the World Cup calendar since 2002.
Fourteen Canadians are on the startlist for Fort Bill. They’ll line up for qualifying on Saturday, hoping to make the cutoff for Sunday’s finals.
Fort William will also be a sort of homecoming for Rachel and Gee Atherton, and their new Atherton Racing Team, as the siblings eponymous brand of race bikes takes on the rocks and boardwalks of the Highlands for the first time at a World Cup.
You can cheer on the elite men and women from home, with all the action streaming live (or re-played later in the day) on on Red Bull TV
UCI Downhill World Cup #2 – Fort William, Scotland : Sunday, June 2, 2019
Elite Women’s finals:
1:30 PM CEST (Fort William, Scotland)
4:30 AM PST (Vancouver)
7:30 AM EST (Toronto)
Elite Men’s finals:
2:45 PM CEST (Fort William, Scotland)
5:45 AM PST (Vancouver)
8:45 AM EST (Toronto)
Canadian downhill phenom arrived early in Fort William to test out the benefits of 27.5″/29″ “Mullet” bikes vs a newly traditional 29″ set-up on the high speed but notoriously chundery track. Watch his video blog explaining the advantages of the two different set-up’s below (after a a long, sponsor-correct breakdown of his race-day kit):