Troy Brosnan and Tracey Hannah win timed training in Leogang
Our first indication of who's surviving the slop
Flat pedals win... timed training at any rate. It seems the switch away from clipless suited Troy Brosnan out on the hill today as he put down a storming run in Leogang. He was four and a half seconds quicker than Remi Thirion with young Brit, Mike Jones, in third.
The women's training was won by Tracey Hannah, who pulled out over a second on Manon Carpenter. Frenchwoman Marine Caribou was in third.
As always this means (virtually) nothing, with big names like Rachel Atherton and Aaron Gwin keeping their powder dry, but it's interesting to see who's up to pace early in the weekend in challenging conditions.
Provisional results are below with full results to follow
Timed training Men's results
Troy Brosnan - 3:29.175
Remi Thirion - 3:33.644
Mike Jones - 3:34.045
Mick Hannah - 3:35.006
Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas - 3:35.150
Timed Training women's results
Tracey Hannah - 4:14.698
Manon Carpenter - 4:16.007
Marine Caribou - 4:35.535
Eleonora Farina - 4:39.159
Morgane Charre - 4:41.583
Junior timed training results