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Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH

Strolling around the Lourdes paddocks on the morning of race day, we caught Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel having a little chat behind the Canyon pits. We took the opportunity to ask these two legends of downhill what they think of the arrival of bigger wheels in the World Cup, and whether or not the UCI should take a look at putting in place some rules or regulations regarding wheelsize in DH. Check the audio below to find out what they had to say!

Sadly, the weather threw a big spanner in the works and robbed us of getting a few more answers here in Lourdes. Troy Brosnan's run was ruined - he still sent the gully gap though, as the true shredder that he is.

Loris Vergier was looking calm, collected, and FAST in morning practice, ready to back up his fastest qualifier with a race win, to really put the big wheels on the map. It wasn't to be, he was last man down the hill and had to ride in a monsoon.

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