"It's more dangerous going as slow as you're going!"

It’s not a World Cup but there’s still a Claudio course preview vid for this Sunday’s DH World Champs in Val di Sole, Italy.

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Don’t miss the DH course preview by GoPro featuring Claudio Caluori Steve Peat and Rob Warne ! #MTBWorlds

Joining Claudio on the hair-raisingly steep course is just-retired-racer permanent-legend Steve Peat. And some guy called Rob Warner who doesn’t appear to have a bike before.

Peaty: “it’s a big track and I’m sure these two don’t know what they’re getting into.”

This is not your usual ‘train’ video where a group of riders follow each other gracefully down a graceful gravity track.

This is three old geezers careering down a crazily steep and loose downhill track, trying to take each other out in between trying not to come off their bikes.

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Actually Peaty and Claudio show some serious skills. It’s Warner who appears to half-asleep. And his riding partners duly give him a right old ribbing…

Peaty: “Get off the brakes boys, you’re making too much dust!”

Warner: “This is trials!”

Claudio: “I should not follow Rob on his lines – he does not know what he is doing.”

Peaty: “It’s more dangerous going as slow as you’re going!”

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But who has the last laugh?

Watch the vid.