Boom! First of the team edits is up and it’s Specialized with the first blood! No real explanation from Gwin on his sub par performance but Troy was deservedly happy with his 12th place. The boys are looking ahead to Val di Sole in Italy and saying it is a track they are hoping to do well on…

The much anticipated start to the 2013 UCI World Cup Downhill season arrived with round one at Fort William, Scotland. An unusually long break combined with atypical dry conditions on a course known for its difficulty added complexity for riders and support crew alike. Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan played it somewhat safe by focusing on regaining their race rhythm and dialing-in bike and equipment setup. Both put in respectable top-20 performances with eyes on the podium in coming weeks.

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Video shot and edited on location in Fort William, Scotland, by Victor Lucas and John Lawlor. Produced by Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.

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