Let's face it, racing downhill isn't simple. It can take the smallest thing to throw you off a race run and riders only get a small chance to make it all work together. Lady luck may smile down and occasionally you are able to smash out the winning run. The feeling that comes with being fully in the flow, when the bike works in harmony with you, when you nail every line and pass through the finish elated, body coursing with adrenaline. But more often than not it's a mechanical or an unexpected crash that catches you off guard. The simplest thing can ruin a run. That's the reality between first place and something else, but it's also part of what makes the sport so exciting. Anything can happen.

Well Mr Bryceland surprised everyone today with his performance
Well Mr Bryceland surprised everyone today with his performance

Downhill final days this season:

Carins - Saturday

Fort William - Sunday

Leogang, Austria - Sunday

Windham, US - Saturday

Meribel, France - Saturday

World Championships, Hafjell - Sunday

The season saw a few people competing with injury, after surgery and some not racing at all. Steve Smith is out for the first two rounds following his ankle injury, we'll hopefully see him return to racing at Fort William in June for round 3.

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Few big changes to the top section of the track, with a whole ne
All the riders trying to get the inside scoop on Greg Minaar as
All the riders trying to get the inside scoop on Greg Minaar as
Putting all a side and clearing her head from all the distractio
Putting all a side and clearing her head from all the distractio
Nipping at his heels all last year, Luca Shaw and Loris have alw
Nipping at his heels all last year, Luca Shaw and Loris have alw

Catch up with all the action over the past few days with galleries from, Laurence Crossman-Emms:

Track Walk

Practice day

Qualifying

Men's Top 5:

1. Aaron Gwin - Specialized Racing DH

2. Mick Hannah - Hutchinson UR

3. Greg Minnaar - Santa Cruz Syndicate

4. Loic Bruni - Lapierre Gravity Republic

5. Troy Brosnan - Specialized Racing DH

Full results here

Women's Top 5:

1. Manon Carpenter - Madison Saracen

2. Rachel Atherton - GT Factory Racing

3. Jill Kintner - Norco

4. Myriam Nicole - Commencal/Riding Addiction

5. Emmeline Ragot - Lapierre Gravity Republic

Full results here

Juniors Top 5:

1. Luca Shaw - SRAM/TLD Racing

2. Loris Vergier - Lapierre Gravity Republic

3. Amaury Pierron -

4. Aiden Varley -

5. Benjamin Boutie - LAblanc/Scott

Full results here