Pics 'n interviews from Paris

GuyB
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11/19/2017 7:46pm Edited Date/Time 11/20/2017 10:40am
Hey gang, I tried something a little different for this race, with a mix of photos and audio interviews from each day. You can click the links below to jump to them (and the Results Sheets).



Paris was as interesting as ever. The new stadium was awesome, and should make for a happy home for the race for years to come. The rider lineup was as good as I've seen. The crowd turned out in force on Saturday night, and was pretty decent on Sunday (which is typically smaller).



Marvin won a lot of races, but he wasn't unbeatable. Dean Wilson and Cole Seely each took a race from him over the course of the two nights.

Look and Listen
Night One
Day Two

Results Sheet
Night One
Day Two




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drt410
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11/19/2017 7:52pm
Marvin has been winning a lot lately.
GuyB
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11/19/2017 7:56pm
drt410 wrote:
Marvin has been winning a lot lately.
You are correct, sir. Given recent results (and last year, too), he has to be one of the favorites heading into '18.
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11/19/2017 8:10pm
Guy, what did you think about the track's degree of difficulty, and it's effect on the competition and injuries?
GuyB
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11/19/2017 8:22pm
Guy, what did you think about the track's degree of difficulty, and it's effect on the competition and injuries?
Honestly it didn't look all the different to me than a typical U.S. track. Big rhythms, long whoops, and some choppy stuff. They also had some 180 bowl berms that guys could seriously rail that we don't often see any more.

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11/19/2017 10:02pm
Who was riding the 2 stroke? I could hear it in practice but it never showed it hit any lines to my dismay.
oldblood
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11/19/2017 10:40pm
What? !, no pics of roczen? Sheesh!
GuyB
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11/19/2017 10:52pm
kott0n wrote:
Who was riding the 2 stroke? I could hear it in practice but it never showed it hit any lines to my dismay.
Usually it was the guy running at the back of the pack.
GuyB
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11/19/2017 10:53pm
oldblood wrote:
What? !, no pics of roczen? Sheesh!
I have a decently long lens, but it’s not long enough to reach where Kenny was riding.
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11/19/2017 10:58pm
oldblood wrote:
What? !, no pics of roczen? Sheesh!
GuyB wrote:
I have a decently long lens, but it’s not long enough to reach where Kenny was riding.
Ha ha, well as long as he was riding somewhere, that's good.
Maybe you can sneak some spy pics next week or two.
oldblood
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11/19/2017 11:01pm
Good for Marvin
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11/20/2017 12:48am
GuyB wrote:
You are correct, sir. Given recent results (and last year, too), he has to be one of the favorites heading into '18.
I'd like to think so, but he's gonna have to fix his whoops speed first. That was not pretty.
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11/20/2017 1:14am
rangot wrote:
I'd like to think so, but he's gonna have to fix his whoops speed first. That was not pretty.
Dont think that will be a big problem. The whoops at the main events are most of the time destroyed, so jump it is just as fast or faster.

11/20/2017 6:16am
rangot wrote:
I'd like to think so, but he's gonna have to fix his whoops speed first. That was not pretty.
Wilson's longer legs definitely gave him the edge to be able to plow through those long whoops. That first SX1 race between Deano and Marv on Saturday was a blast to watch.
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11/20/2017 10:40am
oldblood wrote:
What? !, no pics of roczen? Sheesh!
GuyB wrote:
I have a decently long lens, but it’s not long enough to reach where Kenny was riding.
That’s funny stuff right there!

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