Well it certainly has been an exciting first day here in Val d'Isere...I don’t think I've been shouted at by so many people in one day ever before. I felt like a stray dog that had wandered into the chicken coop. Lets just say the course marshalls had a nasty surprise for us all with some unusual rules to enforce and by golly they were determined to do it...there was no such thing as how or why, just 'Non! Not Possible!' But we battle on to bring you the shots, even if we can't show the middle part of the track at all.

A peace agreement has been discussed and hopefully tomorrow will be a little easier!

Photos:Victor Lucas