Photos: Schieck // Moonhead

It's that time of year again when we get confused about who's where doing what with who so we've scanned down the top 20 to work out all the team changes for 2018.

Of course, the big move was the pretty poorly disguised return to a UK team for Danny Hart, who ended up on Mondraker. There were also big moves for Brook MacDonald, Amaury Pierron and Charlie Hatton.

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Truth be told, most of the top 20 is staying the same but there will be some big component changes to be revealed in the next few days. Here's a look at what the top 20 men will be riding next year (women below):

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wc_vds_2017_68i2895_moir
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wc_vds_2017_68i0327_wallace
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Images for DH V4.2 29 with Amaury Pierron
Images for DH V4.2 29 with Amaury Pierron
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The Pierron brothers are something else. The world better be ready for the trio of Antoine, Baptiste and Amaury. The latter finally broke onto the podium here in Lourdes – the saving grace of Loic Bruni’s crash according to the World Champion himself.
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Dabbing like a diabetic kid with a sherbert fountain, take nothing away from Dean Lucas, he was on a hot one
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Women

No real changes in the women's field this year with the women's top ten all staying putt except for Manon Carpenter who departed mid-way through last season.

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There are a few other faces moving away from the sport with Vaea Veerbeeck leaving after seven years on the circuit, Vero Sandler signing with Marin to be a content creator and Morgane Charre still be racing on Bergamont but not in the downhill team.

Best of the rest

21. Matt Simmonds off Madison but its unconfirmed where he's headed just yet.

24. Brook MacDonald from GT to Mondraker.

26.. Charlie Hatton from Intense UK to Trek.

28. Markus Pekoll retires.

29. Greg Williamson off Cube, we dunno ho his new team is gonna be yet.

30. Taylor Vernon off Unior Tools.

40. Ed Maters to Pivot