Exactly one week before the first World Cup of the year there is a South African national being raced on exactly the same track. We go backstage with photographer Sven Martin. Keep checking back over the weekend for all the news.
Pietermaritzburg National MTB: Fabien Barel in some intense pain after a big crash which dislocated his knee and tore some ligaments. Get well soon.
Fabien gets attended to by the medics. The wet slippery conditions for riders and vehicles alike meant Fabien had to wait a long time before he got attended to. One of the reasons for the test event here, to make sure all runs smoothly for the WC.
World Cup South African national Sven Martin Pietermaritzburg Fabien Barel