As the curtains draw closed on a season for the ages, the Swiss mountains of Lenzerheide provided the backdrop to the final page of the script. 

Battered, bloody and bruised. The World's best put a season of soaring highs and crushing lows behind them as they did battle for a final time, laying it all on the line in pursuit of the revered rainbow stripes and the lifelong title of World Champion.

We've dissected the raceconjectured on the outcome and surveyed the machinery. But to appreciate a race best is to visualise it. If a picture says a thousand words, this is the novella of the World Champs.