Windham, New York State, will host the first World Cup event to be held in the US in five years this weekend, where the 2010 downhill World Cup winner will be decided.
The men’s race for the title is one of the tightest in memory, with a mere seven points separating the current leader Gee Atherton (Commencal) from rival Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate). It’s down to the wire as to who finishes on top.
In the downhill competition, Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis-RockyMountain) holds a significant 175-point lead over World Champion Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Centre), but Ragot starts in Windham off the back of two consecutive victories, so confidence is high for the Frenchwoman.
MTBCut are there to capture the best action from the weekend, with highlights and interviews from the first day of practice you can watch below: