The third downhill round of the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup took place this weekend in Leogang, Austria but it's the second round in Fort William that everyone's still talking about – in the BikeRadar office at least.
In this video by Lucas Stanus, the Mondraker Factory Team, including former world champion Fabien Barel, walk the notoriously punishing course, put in some practice runs, get prepped in the pits and then head back up the hill for their race runs.
Check it out below:
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