I dont think anything is wrong with nick, I just think the level of comp riding has exploded this year, making it much tighter. Having said that I am hugely impressed with how consistently Tom has been taking the top podium this year, he clearly put in the work.
Also Dominik has taken his riding to a whole new level. Good times for cable riding!
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