downhill course starts about in the middle on the right and winds it way down the slope. Don´t let the perspective fool you, it´s way steeper than it looks.
The start house - french crossover track design at it´s finest.
The view over Val d’Isere while the dark clouds moving further in late this afternoon.
The track feels like a roller coaster cutting through the terrain, going up and down, left and right, from wide to narrow, from fast to slow and back again.
Hip jump in the first section after the start followed by a sweet step up. Again: even if it doesn´t look that steep ...
... the landing after the hip is almost vertical
Some fast corner combinations on the bottom part.
The organisers made sure they use every obstacle on the hill.
On the final slope they installed a huge wood ramp that will send the riders a couple of meters down to the finish line.
After a hot and dusty track walk it poured down for quite some time but the sun should be back tomorrow for an exciting first practice session on a more than good looking new World Cup track.
Seb's Val d'Isère World Cup track photos