It's final time tomorrow and you might think there would be a lot of tension in the air. There was certainly something in the air during last nights epic storm, but with the riders it's a different story.

Every one seems really relaxed and happy including the current top five Minnaar, Hill , Gee, Peaty and Barel.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Minnaar knows what he has to do to claim the overall, some of that includes adjusting the pin height of his pedals.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Hill had been joking about needing a pair of gum boots if the wild prediction of snow on Saturday comes true.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

There's something going on in the Atherton camp. They are all starting to rock the big hair look. Gee reckons it's just his winter coat coming on.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Peat took home a 5th here last year and is looking on improving that result tomorrow.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

The sun came back out this morning and that brought the crowds out.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

If you like fizzy drink, you'll be pleased to hear that Monster is now available in a teeny weeny can. The bad news is it's only available to vips at the moment.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Here is the press room bunker in Schladming, where all the fishermen examine their haul, throwing back the tiddlers and packing the big fish off to market.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

I know you're all really interested in what free food is available in these rooms. Well for main course it's some old cheese on a limp bit of bread.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

For desert it's a sticky boiled sweet.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

This is all washed down with some strong espresso.

Now do you realise why all the photo jocks have a wild look in their eyes?

Oh and here's my tip for the race. An anagram for Schladming is "milch dangs" which sounds like an Austrian "Mitch Delfs", so my tip is that the boy Delfs will do well this weekend. Other anagrams are "calm sh ding" and "mild chang’s"

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