Coming in hot Blenki opting for flats and turning the style up to 11
Having won his only World Cup in Schladming Sam Blenkinsop knows this place and definitely knows how to blast a turn.

The Planai Mountain Resort is home of the legendary Schladming World Cup track, one the Lapierre Team have done well at in the past. Sam Blenkinsop won at Schladming back in 2008, he was riding a Yeti back then but clearly still loves riding here. At the recent IXS Cup Brendan Fairclough might have given the best track preview we have seen in a long time but it was the Lapierre Team that dominated the results. Loic Bruni and Emmeline Ragot took the top podium spots at this roung so now all the team riders have had a win here at some point.

The team arrived a few days early before the race and got some runs in at the bike park and on the downhill track. It was dry, dusty and prime territory to blast through the corners and send the jumps. Check out the gallery below for more from the team's trip. If you want to check out the new bike from Lapierre then check out this link for the full lowdown.