Above - 2Stage Bikes Tom Deacon. Kiwi bike, UK style. 21st place last weekend with the chances of another stormer tomorrow looking good. Pin it mate! Below - Sam.Hill. Vallnord is his sort of track - fast, drifty corners up top and steep tech woods down below... He may not have won here last year but he'd be a good man to place a fiver on for the win.
Olympic superstar Jill Kintner showing 'em who'se boss in the 4X.
Yeti's Jared Graves posted fastest time in 4X qualies - only cos Dan was out of the running right?
Dan Atherton way up top on the loose, fast, rough switchbacks. Down but not out let's hope.
Zumbi/4Mountains rider Charlie Phillips after what sounded like a savage crash. Get well soon mate.
BIG thanks again to Keith Valentine for sending these over. Keep your eyes locked onto his flikr site for more sick images: www.flickr.com/photos/phunktcom/sets/