Today saw the training session for Downhill running with the Juniors and Elite Women in the morning and the Elite Men in the afternoon. The day was warm and humid with no rain predicted. Would the dustpocalypse many were predicting occur, turning the track in to a big rut? That did happen, but it’s not the dustpocalypse. Sure it was dusty and some sections of the track changed quickly into ruts that continued to get deeper, but the real test for it will be over the next three days of further practice, training and racing.
Riders for the most part seemed to be getting used to the track, the rock garden caught a few people out however and potentially sending one rider home with a wrist injury.
It will be interesting to see how the times are stacking up from the riders in timed training tomorrow!