The 2011 World Champs kicks off today in Champery, Switzerland.

There will be other posts on the major happenings this week, but I thought I'd try and do a news feed for all the other little tid bits that you might like to see.

Tuesday

First day of practice today. Things are happening slowly. Sun is still shining though!

Fabien Barel
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Fabien Barel was going to rest until Thursday to let his four broken ribs heal a bit more. But he's a racer after all and was on the chairlift for the first days practice.

sram
sram

SRAM have bought along their swanky new race rig to Champery, it's enormous!

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manon-c

Junior rider Manon Carpenter has a pimped up Saracen with some goldie looking links for the Worlds.

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sam-hill

Sam Hill is in Champery and will be riding a pimped new carbon Specialized. No pit shots of the bike are allowed, so sniper shots are all we can get at the moment.

Monday

Just got in late last night. Course walk is today so stay tuned for track photos.

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champerymountains1

Champery is surrounded by some mighty impressive mountains, every hotel, apartment, tent, back seat of car has an amazing view!

CM MTB programme Champéry 2011

Here's the schedule for the week.