Tuesday here in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. I'm heading up to the World Cup track in a bit so here's a quick weather report and schedule.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Pietermaritzburg, 09.00am Tuesday 7th April. 18C, 80% humidity, rain predicted this afternoon.

Interestingly downhill qualifying is on Friday with the race on Sunday. Rain is forecast a lot this week in the afternoon. Tactics or qualifing points?

FRIDAY

09h00 - 11h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation - XCO

>>> Final Confirmation

08h30 - 11h30

Official Downhill Training - All World Cup riders

11h30 - 13h00

Official Downhill Training

>>> Only for Top 80 Men / Top 20 Women in World Cup Standings

10h00 - 15h00

Official XCO Training - World Cup riders only

14h00

World Cup Downhill - Qualifying Round

16h45 - 18h15

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting - XCO

18h30

World Cup 4X - Qualifying Round

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

On photographer Gary "Flipper" Perkins recommendation I booked into the Ascot Lodge, looks like other people used the Flipper travel guide too. Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton and team manager Dan Brown making themselves at home.

WEDNESDAY

08h30 - 11h00

Downhill Course Inspection by UCI

11h00 - 12h00

4X Course Inspection by UCI

13h00 - 15h00

Cross-country Course Inspection by UCI

14h00 - 16h00

On Foot Downhill Course Inspection - Riders/Teams

13h00 - 14h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation

>>> UCI registered MTB Teams only

14h00 - 15h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation

>>> DHI / 4X only

15h00 - 17h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation - All disciplines

THURSDAY

09h00 - 12h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation - All disciplines

14h00 - 16h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation - All disciplines

>>> Final Confirmation DHI / 4X

08h30 - 14h30

Official Downhill Training - All World Cup riders

14h45 - 16h15

Official Downhill Training - Timed Training Session

>>> Only for Top 80 Men / Top 20 Women in World Cup Standings

10h00 - 16h00

Official XCO Training - World Cup riders only

16h45 - 18h15

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting - DHI / 4X

FRIDAY

09h00 - 11h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation - XCO

>>> Final Confirmation

08h30 - 11h30

Official Downhill Training - All World Cup riders

11h30 - 13h00

Official Downhill Training

>>> Only for Top 80 Men / Top 20 Women in World Cup Standings

10h00 - 15h00

Official XCO Training - World Cup riders only

14h00

World Cup Downhill - Qualifying Round

16h45 - 18h15

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting - XCO

18h30

World Cup 4X - Qualifying Round

SATURDAY

08h00 - 08h30

Transponder Pick Up Men Juniors and Women Juniors

>>> blue UCI tent at call up area

09h00

World Cup Olympic Cross-country - Men Juniors

09h02

World Cup Olympic Cross-country - Women Juniors

Followed by Awards Ceremony

09h30-12h00

Official Downhill Training

>>> World Cup Finals starters only

09h45 - 10h45

Transponder Pick Up

>>> blue UCI tent at call up area

11h15

World Cup Olympic Cross-country - Women Elite

Followed by Awards Ceremony

13h00 - 14h00

Transponder Pick Up

>>> blue UCI tent at call up area

14h30

World Cup Olympic Cross-country - Men Elite

Followed by Awards Ceremony

16h45 - 17h15

Race Number Distribution 4X Finals

>>> blue UCI tent at 4X Finish Area

17h15 - 18h45

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting - DHI / 4X

19h00

World Cup 4X - Finals

Followed by Awards Ceremony

SUNDAY

09h30 - 12h00

Official Downhill Training

>>> World Cup Finals starters only

13h15

Women’s World Cup Downhill - Finals

14h00

Men’s World Cup Downhill - Finals