After what seems like ages we are back racing World Cups! For race number three we hit up the small principality of Andorra, home to many wealthy people, Cedric Gracia and this weekend’s race. For many this track was an unknown with the track walk revealing that it was steep, really steep. The description we use is ‘like Champery but dry’ so far anyway… There was some water early in the week but whenever it rains the track seems to soak it up quickly, so it will take quite a lot of precipitation to make it muddy. Sam Hill has said “It is the best downhill track he has seen” which says quite a lot!
After track walk and practice day 1 there is till a few days of practice left, for many riders being a new course and a reasonably long one at that it will require memorising of all their lines. The difference a podium and a top 20 could be remembering exactly where everything is. Check back for more action soon.