Well it did what the weather forecast said and rained last night here in Maribor. Infact it’s still drizzling this morning (Update: pissing it down) (Another Update: 11:30 still raining hard, chairlift closed (12:10pm it’s open again)/ gondola still running, thunder and lightning at the moment, riders coming down covered in mud with goggles/gloves hanging off. Some riders are loving it.)
Riders have started going up on the lifts for the mornings practise section.
Qualifying is at 13.00pm local time with 4x finals at 16:45pm.
The view up the hill from the chairlift at Maribor.
The lady at Accuweather reckons it should brighten up at 1pm just in time for qualifying.
Mitch Delfs was lucky to walk away from this big slam yesterday in practise. A big hundred mile an hour g-out into zero mile an hour tree plant does funny things to your front wheel and disc.
A football hating mountainbike loving local fan.
Coming to a screen near you soon, the Josh and Peaty show from Syndicate TV, (don’t give up your day job boys)
I thought these were pedal pin marks on Rachel Atherton’s leg, but she explained this scar was from the surgery that saw a 30cm pencil thick nerve removed and transplanted from her leg to her shoulder.
Weather, schedule and photos on Saturday morning at Maribor