American Aaron Gwin's 10th place finish at this weekend's World Cup downhill in Vallnord, Andorra, gives one clear message to the rider and his team: Forget about the World Cups and look for redemption at the World Championships
in South Africa August 21-25. After domination of the 2012 series, Aaron has struggled in 2013 to crack the top ten. While the mood around the Gwin pits can't be anything but disappointment, winning the World Championships, something that Aaron has yet to attain, would turn around a tough year.
Aaron Gwin will be a dark horse going into the World Championships. Don't write him off. This one event could erase all the disappointment of the 2013 World Cup Series.