Muddy, rutted and damp. Three words to describe the track in Leogang, Austria that would host the showdown of this year’s UCI World Cup Downhill.
Men’s contenders, Gee Atherton and Stevie Smith, adapted well to the conditions and Atherton later said that he found the course far more testing in previous years. The pair are neck and neck in the overall standings and the final promises to be thrilling.
Atherton's sister, Rachel, is poised to take the 2013 Women’s crown and looked calm and composed as she familiarised herself with the course.