Thursday practise at Pietermaritzburg was a long drawn out affair with barely a rider on the hill at times. Like the big game hunters that they are Rob and John Parkin spent all day hiding in the bushes waiting to pounce. This is what they caught. It's short but sweet, remember it's only day one, plenty more lengthy action to follow.

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Practise day video from Pietermaritzburg including Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton , Matti Lehikonen, Steve Smith, Chris Kovarik, Brendan Fairclough and Sam Hill.

Practise day video from Pietermaritzburg including Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton , Matti Lehikonen, Steve Smith, Chris Kovarik, Brendan Fairclough and Sam Hill.