Photographer Victor Lucas brings you ten of the best from a hot and dusty Mont Sainte Anne.
It's hot and dusty at the moment but word on the street is that hurricane Earl is heading up the East coast and could spoil the MSA Worlds sunshine party.
Caroline Buchanan only raced two world cups this year, so she hasn't really had many opportunities to wear her rainbow jersey. But maybe she has a taste for it now and will pull something out of the bag for this race.
Lots of small changes to the downhill track, first obvious one is this roller coaster roll in at the start. Some riders reckon it's possible to double up the gap in this thing, only problem is you'd need a rolling start from inside the gondola!
After crushing the opposition last week in Windham, Rachel Atherton seems a very likely challenger for the women's rainbow jersey.
Nobody really knows what cards Sam Hill is holding back. He played it cool last week and said he felt good but maybe his shoulder was not as strong as he would like. Really? Or is that just a smoke screen to divert some attention. We know Sam too well to think he hasn't done absolutely everything possible to be ready for this race.
Reigning Champ Emmeline Ragot may well prefer the shorter, steeper and technical stuff. But she has been riding well all year and we'll have to see if she can handle the high speed of a wide open course like MSA.
After coming so close to the win last week, Peaty is getting over the bumps and bruises and certainly has some anger to vent on the course here. He was charging in practice today and there's no doubt he wants to get a new rainbow jersey this week. That old one is a bit torn-up now anyway.
Greg Minnaar is fit and strong, despite his crash last week. After losing his close battle with Gee for the World Cup overall, he is definitely gunning for a title here too.
The track is so loose and dusy here, nobody has seen it like this before. Brendan Fairclough sure loves some heavy throttle action in the powder. Braap.
Brendan and Needles checking out the pumptrack, in advance of the (un)official Pump Track Worlds. The track looks great, only problem is its on Saturday night and it could be tough to get the racers in action when the should be tucked up in bed by 9pm ready for racing on Sunday.
After watching his form all year, to be honest it will be a surprise if Jared Graves doesn't win the 4X this week. But there's a lot of things that can go wrong in the 45 seconds it takes to get down this 4X course. And this year there are more sharp rocks and dusty corners than ever before. It will be a good race, that's for sure.