In just a few short days, the 2012 UCI World Cup will turn back on as riders descend on Val di Sole, Italy. Considered one of the fiercest tracks on the circuit, this rough and rugged trail has fulfilled and destroyed dreams of the best downhill riders in the world. Let's take a look back at some historical moments from Italy. Gee Atherton, 2008 World Champs winner from VDS scouts the lines.
Credit: Sven Martin