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Leogang World Cup 2016: Practice

Photos: Seb Schiek

Despite predictions that riders would need an ark to get down the course on Thursday, the sun peeped out yesterday to give riders some dry time to practice. Mud tyres and flats were out in force though and rain is still predicted for the rest of the weekend though, so don’t expect the respite to last.

We were not expecting skies like this after yesterday’s slop
Mud was still sticking around if you looked hard enough though
The riders were trepidatious about the track, but there were practically zero complaints when they got riding
The Hannahs were the fastest family today. Fourth for Mick and top spot for Hannah in timed training.
Lining up a perfect ten. Is she unstoppable?
Morgane Charre has won the World Champs here many years ago. Can she step it back up this weekend?
The past few years have seen Manon win and be disqualified here, which side will her coin land on this weekend?
As professional as you like from young Finn Iles, the number one plate doesn’t phase him
Matt Walker will be right back on it after puncturing last weekend

 

All eyes are on this man for Sunday. He's running a chain, for now
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - there were three Antipodeans in the top ten of timed training and Brosnan was the pick of the bunch, four seconds clear
Always on the gas, Gutierrez will be disappointed with his plate but happy with fifth in timed training.
Minnaar right back on it after demolishing Fort William. Fourth in timed training.
A great first half of the season for an in-form Danny Hart. He'll be relishing the rain tomorrow.
Focused as ever, Atherton launches over the roots
Bryceland will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing Fort William
Uca Shaw, by contrast, had a great time, just missing the podium
Remi Thirion is faster than his #16 plate suggests - second in TT
This catch netting will be coming more into play tomorrow
Don't worry Angel, everyone will be trying to catch that man this weekend
Make the most of that vista, it could be a while before we see it again

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