Following the fun of downhill races at the Crankworx events in Les Gets and Innsbruck these past few weeks, we’re back to the serious business of World Cup racing here in La Massana in the Pyrenees mountain range.
As usual Claudio Caluori is our trusty guide and is joined in this course preview by Brook “The Bulldog” Macdonald. Macdonald isn’t one to throw caution to the wind at the best of times, and despite the track being muddy in places, he leads Caluori a merry dance down the 2.1 km course. So much so that Caluori resorts to a “French” line to catch up with the New Zealander.
Bad weather in Vallnord in the past few weeks have deemed a section of the track unrideable lower down the course and so a new section featuring a couple of berms have been introduced just before the approach to the final jump and finish line. Don’t worry though, the course continues to be steep as ever.