The mountain scenery you get here is hard to top. Josh Bryceland dropping in.
Brook MacDonald going over one of the rock features just after the start.
In the dry conditions and on the loose gravel stuff it can get pretty sketchy on some parts of the track. Aaron Gwin went upside down in a big dust cloud today losing his front wheel.
Andrew Neethling is taking care of team Giant´s whip business this week, while Danny Hart is back home recovering from his shoulder injury.
Gee was looking fast all through practice today and going nasty flat over the hip up top.
This morning the shed huck was still in the track but by afternoon the organisers had decided to take it out, I think because of safety reasons, and just tape the course around it.
Fast, dry and dusty. Sam Blenkinsop charging through.
Rachel Atherton taking her number one plate for a first spin this week kicking up some dust and taking fastest time today.
Rémi Thirion has been riding good all year and here on home terrain the Frenchman is looking especially fast. 3rd fastest time in practice today.
Damien Spagnolo is no stranger to this track so no wonder he put down the fastest time today. After flating in Windham with the fastest split he will be on it again this weekend for sure.
Seb's Val d'Isère World Cup practice gallery
Photos: Sebastian Schieck