It's gonna be a wet one!.....Maybe

The rain came down in Mont Sainte Anne, after a glorious start to the practice session things got wetter than an Otter's pocket out on the Quebec hill.

There were new bikes everywhere! Troy Brosnan gives us the low down on the new Demo 8 he and Gwin will be riding this weekend and the Syndicate team are all aboard the new V10. Aside from the bike porn there are a few upsets to the start lists. Steve Smith is definitely out after injuring his good ankle in practice, he posted a shot on Instagram and said...

It looks like Gee Atherton could be out too but we are yet to hear from the team on this one. Mike Jones has been looking fast in practice and when you share lines and talk tactics with Sam Hill there is only one direction for your times to go and that's down!

Rachel Atherton is going all out for the last races of the season but Manon Carpenter will be wanting to push herself for another win. Emmeline Ragot went fastest in Timed Training but a lot will change before race day. Tahnee Seagrave has been quick all year, could she land another podium out in MSA?

So it's definitely going to be an interesting race! Loic Bruni will be on a charge for a win after missing out in Leogang but the winner that weekend, Ratboy Bryce will be gunning for a second win riding the wave of National Champs success. New bikes and new wheels for Santa Cruz and Specialized could make a difference but this is their first World Cup event so the pressure is on!

Danny Hart went fastest in timed training and we know he is a master in the mud so could we see Danny take his first World Cup win of his career? It's a few years since that epic race in Champery but we know it's inside him somewhere. Maybe this weekend will see a young gun cleansweep of the podium!

Dirt will be reporting all weekend from the race and if you want to check out everything we have reported so far then hit the links here:

Track Walk gallery

WynTV Track Walk video

Timed Training Results

Santa Cruz V10

Specialized Demo 8