We knew the new French Champs track was wild but when the Morzine rain started hammering down it became almost unridable. 

Vergier, Bruni and Pierron all fell victim to the storm but it was Gaetan Vige, who came down a bit earlier and rode when there was still some grip, who was able to the win and the national sleeve. In the women's race, Fiona Ourdouillie ended up on top ahead of Cabirou and Nicole.

Cheers to MTB Beds for sending through this wild footage.