Isn't it strange that all it took was moving the tape about 50 feet?

A sharp right after the start gate hop has totally transformed Leogang - all those years of complaining and racing drudgery were fixed by simply throwing the riders straight down the hill. The race is now providing an old-school challenge that the A practice lot are struggling with and most of the B practice squad are totally clueless about. 

Loic was the fastest yesterday but special mention should go to Mike Jones who's finally been able to show the pace he's been nurturing all season in second place. Finn's third is no fluke either, he was looking so, so good out there yesterday. In the women's, Rachel has clearly thrown a whole salt shaker over her shoulder as she was back in sumptuous form, ten seconds clear after day 1. Let's get into the action.