Les Gets – Practice

With a short turn around between races we find ourselves in the Alps for round 5 of the world cup, a track we haven’t seen on the World Cup circuit for 10+ years! That said it has been hosting a Crankworx over the past few years…

The track is relatively similar to the Crankworx tracks, think ‘old school’ flat grassy turns, high speeds and some big jumps!

No doubt you have seen the long jump competition that went down…

An original creation…

Big news from practice, Rachel Atherton has hurt her Achilles and will be out of the race tomorrow! The extent of the injury isn’t known yet, heeling vibes.With Rachel out this has really opened the door for both a first time world cup winner and for Tracey Hannah in the overall!

Marine Cabirou will head into qualifying as one of the favourites!
Crashes weren’t isolated to just the Women’s class with last rounds junior men’s winner, Matteo Iniguez breaking his hand. In positive news for the Aussies though Luke Meier-Smith & Kye A’Hern were 2nd and 4th fastest in timed practice respectively!
Amaury Pierrion is just one of the French riders keen to take their ‘home’ world cup win! Can someone like Troy Brosnan, who has won the past few Crankworx races here, throw a cat among the pigeons? Or should we say a sausage among the baguettes?
Mic Hannah is one of only a few riders who can say they have raced a world cup/champs here!
Finn Iles getting his flaming ride hauling! Specialized have just dropped their new 29er downhill bike and while it doesn’t have flames on it fair to say it is still a hot piece of machinery!

Check back after qualies, cheers.

Images: Andy Vathis (Instagram)

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