It feels like ages until the first race of the 2017 World CupĀ (141 days is anyone's counting) but here's a little something to tide you over.

Here's what we said at the time:

And for a little light relief!!! And just remember that these are the BEST riders in the world... we wouldn't stand a chance! And it is no wonder that the French insist on body armour!!!

"Funniest crash video of the 2016 Lourdes World Cup. Some epic crashes, remixed to Scatman."