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Windham Practice: Fill Your Boots (With Dust)

Dust. Anybody? No?

Dust. Windham World Cup track is full of the stuff - light, powdery, slippery, tricky dust. And after a full day of practice and timed runs there are ruts in every turn, blown out holes on every mainline and piles of the stuff anywhere riders stray off it.

While Mont Sainte Anne last week provided rain by the bucketload to keep the dirt prime, Windham is just crying out for a shower. Of course, dust means action and great photos so we certainly aren’t complaining, but the course is looking desperate for some respite from the constant hammering it is taking as riders hit up plenty of laps of the short track.

Seb Schieck has been on course finding all the unique angles as always and has put together a treat of a gallery from Windham practice for you to feast your eyes upon. When we say it is blown out, don’t take our words lightly. And use that warning as an indicator of just how bonkers some of the riding going on here is.

Timed training went off on Thursday afternoon with no surprises in the women’s (Rachel Atherton was 12 seconds up on second-placed Tracey Hannah..) and another show of speed from Marcelo Gutierrez. The Giant rider has really found his groove in 2015. Juniors was a mix up, but we have a funny feeling that the results might be turned around in Friday qualifying.

Timed Training Results

Welcome to Weird: Windham Day 1 Gallery and Video


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