The one fight that matters this weekend
It's all a bit tense out here.
Photos: Seb Schieck
McGregor vs Mayweather may have all the tabloids wagging this weekend but there's only one fight that matters. The rumble in the rubble, the duel in the dust, toe-to-toe in Trentino.
The World Cup year started with swirling mistrust, the Syndicate brought the new wheels to the table and blew the 29er doors off the World Cup. Now, four months on, the pits are once again a whirlpool of suspicion. Deals are being done, product is being obscured from view and everyone knows that one mistake on the track could blow a season.
Of course, everyone is focussing on Gwin and Minnaar but all down across the track mini battles are being fought - none more so than rider vs track. Thankfully, it look like riders won't be battling the weather. The skies are blistering blue and there's not a whiff of moisture in the air, it's going to be a fair fight for the top.
Minnaar, Nicole and Walker were fastest yesterday but today is where the business really begins. Touch gloves, Come out swinging.