I had a chance to visit a training day (job and rain prevented the visit of weekend races) of this years Downhill and 4-Cross mountainbike races for UCI cup. Worlds best MTB racers gathered at Mariborsko Pohorje for one of the best races in the season and luckily the Friday was the only day that was mostly sunny.

Careful examination of other rider’s lines…

Gwin Aaron racing down the track

Training day offers some trailing action with a bigger number of racers on track

Samurai warrior Suemasa Mio looked a bit scarred on this corner; she finished 6th

Gee Atherton – finished 2nd on DH race while his sister Rachel won the women DH race

Infamous “Rocks’n’roll” part of the Maribor track – luckily this rider escaped unhurt

There were many photographers by the track evidently 😀

Gee jumping!

Searching for the optimum line between roots and rocks

High pitch for this rider