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Downhill Action from the Lourdes World Cup

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What better way to drop into the first World Cup downhill of the season than with frigid temperatures and a slick, muddy track. Riders were greeted with some less-than-stellar conditions in Lourdes, France, today as they rode the course for their first runs. The official timed training session took place at the end of practice. Conditions improved slightly only to be rained out before practice concluded. Remi Thirion and Rachel Atherton laid down the fastest runs in the Elite classes. The Top 6 Elite Men were separated by less than one second, laying the foundation for an epic race to come.

Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott, @maddogboris and Johan Hjord drop the photos, videos and interviews from the opening day on the mountain!

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