Sorry, this is a little late, but here are 1990 World Champion, Greg Herbolds’ views on several things…
Q: Who is going to win the Olympic Cross Country race in Bejing?
A:I WOULD PUT MY MONEY ON JULLIAN ABSALON, OR ONE OF THE SWISS GUYS. THE COURSE IS ALL ABOUT FITNESS AND POWER. I THINK IT WILL BE WON ON THE LAST FEW KILOMETERS. FOR THE LADIES..GUNN RITA DALLHA-FLESCHA.
Q: Of all the world cup level xcers, what rider would have the best chance
at sticking a top twenty at a world cup dh?
A:ADAM CRAIG, TODD WELLS! AND ABSALON…MOST OF THE XC GUYS ARE ACTUALLY VERY GOOD BIKE HANDLERERS…ESPECIALLY ON WIMPY BIKES! LIKE TREK RIDER ROSS SCHNELL KICKING BUTT AT THE DOWNIVILLE CLASSIC. GIVE THEM SOME PADS AND A SWEET BIKE…AND IT WOULD NOT TAKE THAT LONG. HOWEVER IF THEY CRASH THEY MAY BRAKE IN TWO!
Q: What world cup dher could compete in a world cup cross country?
A: GREG MINNAR..BRIAN LOPES,
Q: How come DH has not been included in the Olympics?
A:IT IS A DIFFICULT EVENT TO FIND AN ACCEPTABLE COURSE AT THE VENUES, AND ALSO REQUIRES ALOT OF SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT. THERE ARE ENOUGH RIDERS FROM ENOUGH COUNTRIES..BUT LEGISTICALLY IT IS DIFFICULT. IT IS AWESOME TO SEE BMX SUPERCROSS IN THERE THIS YEAR. THAT COURSE IS SICK…
Q: What is the coolest country to race bikes in, besides the US?
A: FRANCE OR ITALY OR SCOTLAND LOTS OF PEOPLE GREAT COURSES, LOTS OF CYCLING CULTURE.