Vital MTB have been on hand at the World Champs in Cairns to watch the World’s best get up to speed in the dustbowl that is.
There’s going to be plenty of people charging hard this weekend. Gwin will want to add Rainbow to his five World overall titles, Minnaar will want to ease the wounds of Val di Sole and the Hannahs will be looking to double up on home turf. Then there’s the rest.
The question is, will Sam Hill be in the hot seat all afternoon?