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.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Pietermaritzburg National MTB: Fabien Barel in some intense pain after a big crash which dislocated his knee and tore some ligaments. Get well soon.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

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.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

World Cup South African national Sven Martin Pietermaritzburg Fabien Barel