Over the next three days, FasterSkier will be bringing you coverage from the mountain biking World Cup in Bromont, Quebec. We hope that our reporting will give a good perspective of another endurance and sprint sport at the elite level.
The World Cup consists of three events: cross-country, which is a typical long-distance race; downhill, in which riders bomb down alpine ski trails; and four-cross, where four racers go head-to-head-to-head-to-head on a short (less than a minute) course.
Downhill qualifying was just completed this afternoon, and was won by Britain’s Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing Team), and Frenchman Fabien Barel (Subaru Mountain Bike Team). Below are some photos of the action, with some commentary and explanations. Videos will be posted at some point in the next few days, when the FasterSkier assistant editor has access to faster internet.
Nat Herz is an Alaska-based journalist who moonlights for FasterSkier as an occasional reporter and podcast host. He was FasterSkier's full-time reporter in 2010 and 2011.