With the downhill providing so much camera fodder over the last two days, we thought it was high time that we had a proper look around the cross country course today ahead of Sunday’s showdown.
Glen Jacobs declared it was his intention to create a course that would really test riders’ technical abilities, not just their legs and lungs. He’s certainly done that. Even the climb is technical, especially the inside line passing opportunities, which are generally steep and slick.
Midway through our lap of the XCO today, the heavens opened and the course showed its teeth. The red clay that covers much of the track is seriously slippery and when tyres track this sludge across the rocks, well, it’s a nasty scenario.
Here are a few highlights we were able to capture before the rain put an end to shooting.