There haven´t been a lot of opportunities to see reigning 4X World Champion Michal Prokop racing his rainbow kit this year. But with the 4X Pro Tour making stop here in Val di Sole this weekend we get to see some 4X action as well.
Sam Hill looks like he is feeling pretty comfortable on the track so it will be interesting to see how fast he can go comes qualies andrace at the weekend.
Rachel Atherton at the end of the first steep rock section.
In the dry and dusty conditions of today Andrew Neethling is definitely feeling at home.
The Yeti train blasting through with Richie Rude, Jared Graves and Elliott Jackson
On some parts of the track the dusty soil got actually a couple of inches deep today. Al Bond hitting one of the powder lines
Bandaged and with a blood covered arm - Gee rolling down the track after his crash this afternoon.
The first practice sessions shows it´s marks. From run to run more and more roots are showing up in all the new sections.
Greg Minnaar probably isn´t on top of most peoples list this weekend, but if history is a clue, we can be sure about one thing and that is that he is definitely capable of winning any race, on any course and under any conditions.
One of the annoying things a race photographer has to deal with every day – people walking in your background and messing up your shot.