Fast, dusty and loose conditions greeted racers on the first day of practice at the final round of this year’s World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra.
Photos: Seb Schieck
The track was running way faster compared to the wet conditions of last year.
Racers were riding a thin line. Morgane Charre cased the first big jump on the jump section and is out. Probably a broken scaphoid.
There were a lot of crashes and sketchy moves when it all went wrong! There were a lot of breaks and red flags during the day.
One rider (James Maltman) had to be airlifted out of the woods after breaking his pelvis. Get well soon James, we’re thinking of you.
With it all still being up for grabs in the senior men’s category it was Danny Hart who looking very fast and comfortable… but he is the one who really has to lay it all on the line if he wants to take the overall from Aaron Gwin.
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