Video: Seymour’s world class skill captured in one sublime move

Posted on: November 14th, 2016

This one move by Robin Seymour captured on video shows why he really is a legend of the game (Photo with thanks to John Hammer)


By Brian Canty

Having recently won a Masters MTB world title, Robin Seymour is once again in dominant form on the domestic cyclocross scene.

And not only did he win round 3 of the Fixx Supercross Cup in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, yesterday by just over two minutes; he beat off very good riders to top the podium.

Paul O’Reilly of UCD CC was 2nd and Niall Davis ( took 3rd.

Seymour also showed off the skills along the way that, without any fear of exaggeration, have helped make him an Irish sporting legend.

As the clip just below shows, he practically floated down a lumpy hairpin bend with ease; his command of his bike a real joy to watch.

He was chasing down O’Reilly when he came to the technical bend which was tight, muddy and featured a pretty steep drop.

O’Reilly, himself one of the best on the cyclocross scene at present, made slightly harder work of the bend and was forced to unclip to correct himself before he got trucking again.

But for Seymour; in one swift movement he hit his front brake and simultaneously lifted his back wheel and appeared to let gravity do the rest.

The double Olympian and most decorated Irish rider ever off road could do this kind of thing all day standing on his head.

But it was great for Jerry Ryan from Upperchurch Drombane to catch something like this in a racing situation.

Don’t forget the Upperchurch Drombane ‘cross races the weekend after next, take a look at the details by following this link.