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HURLY BURLY 2

Life on a Knife Edge

The 2017 UCI Downhill World Cup & Championships Yearbook

From its frosty start in Europe to its tropical end in Australia, the 2017 UCI Downhill World Cup series and World Championships threw just about every condition at its racers. But the surprises weren’t only in the weather – mechanical issues, injuries and throwaway races marred those at the very sharpest end of the results, delivering a season that changed direction with every bout of racing.

This book celebrates a year of racing like no other, with its every high and low remembered and dissected across 220 pages of features and photo galleries.

HURLY BURLY 2 IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

KEY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Sven Martin

Downhill's best-known snapper and the sport's biggest fan is back for 2017.

SVENMARTINPHOTO

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Boris Beyer

Boris 'Maddog' Beyer is a staple of the DH scene, snapping some of the 2017 season's most iconic images.

MADDOGBORIS

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Sebastian Schieck

Schieck's stunning photos tell the season's biggest stories in ultra-HD. The photog all photogs look up to.

MTBISOKAY

EDITORIAL TEAM

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James McKnight - Editor/Publisher

Misspent Summers, James's answer to modern publishing, has a growing number of quality print titles. He thoroughly enjoys every moment of the print process.

MISSPENTSUMMERS

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Chris Jones - Design

Chris discovered his love for all things MTB when he left the world of music mags and set up his own design agency. Find him on a hillside shredding bikes or locked into his office crafting any number of quality titles.

JONESDESIGNCREATE

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Kerstin Kaufmann - Strategy & Marketing

Kerstin was fundamental in bringing the second book to reality. She has a passion for DH, a degree in journalism and a CV packed with high-profile campaigns.

KERSTINKAUFMANN

CONTRIBUTORS

KEY SUPPORT

HURLY BURLY 1 – 2016 WORLD CUP & CHAMPS SEASON REVIEW

HURLY BURLY

Never a dull moment

Hurly Burly commemorates a milestone season of incredible highs and devastating lows in which Danny Hart, Loic Bruni and a ruck of new school talent took to the top of the podium, Rachel Atherton broke records as Aaron Gwin surged toward them, and Steve Peat stepped down as downhill’s longest-serving athlete.

The book follows the circuit from a frozen Lourdes to tropical Cairns, sunny Scotland to the variable Alps. It remembers and celebrates a season of downhill racing that will go down in history as one of the most eventful ever.

From the festival atmosphere of Fort William to the wild crowds of Val di Sole, we were there documenting the season's biggest moments in stunning imagery and insightful reporting across Hurly Burly's 200 pages.

Hurly Burly sets the 2016 season in stone.

Contributors

Photographers

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Sven Martin

From a racing background, Sven has produced some of the most memorable images in the sport.

SvenMartinPhoto

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Sebastian Schieck

One of the modest heroes of the mountain bike media scene, and undeniably one of the very best snappers.

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Duncan Philpott

A world-travelling photographer with an eye for the unusual. Recently got lost in China.

DuncanPhilpott.com

Production Team

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James McKnight - EDITOR

A hanger-on who just keeps on hanging on. Lost a fair amount of sleep over this project. 

Misspent Summers

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Chris Jones - DESIGNER

Jones Design Create - Chris and his partner Harriet - is a design company based in Monmouth, Wales. 

Jones Design Create

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Morgane Charre - RESEARCH

Can also be found racing downhill World Cups for Bergamont-Hayes.

Morgane Charre

2016 Supporters