Monsieur Lucas brings us his seven French firecrackers from the first day of practice at the La Bresse World Cup.

"It's been four weeks since the last World Cup, everybody has been having a great old time, riding, free-riding, national champs and for sure a few summer parties. But now its back to school, there are just two races to go, there are World Cup points to be fought for and of course it's raining again." Victor Lucas