Its 11am on raceday, and reliable as a Swiss Cuckoo Clock, the rain has just started dumping down. Today's race will be all about the dangermen, those willing to hang it out and risk it all for one run. Sam Hill is certainly one of those. In the wet, when the line choices get more creative, he is certainly the guy who could turn things on its head.
Another danger-man that has been maybe under the radar this season - the rain is certainly going to favour the loose-goose skills of Brendan Fairclough. He has a chance to do something amazing today.
Yesterday's practice session was dry, and as Peaty says, it was a very different course than what the top riders will see later this afternoon after a couple hundred riders and a few hours of heavy rain.