"Gobsmackingly Brilliant" rides of 2000

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Thomas Frischknecht


Thomas Frischknecht: 2000 Olympic Mountain Bike Race
In front of the whole world, against athletes who had trained specifically for this event, he laid it all on the line and exploded off the start leaving all but a few of the top favourites in his wake and setting a pace few could even imagine. He took one of the biggest gambles possible and almost made it stick. Alas, it didn't pan out but my god that was an exciting race and a gutsy move in a race of that magnitude. There's a reason he's won more world cups that any other rider by far.

Glen Johanneson
Sat, 9 Dec