After the horrible muddy conditions earlier in the week, the 4X course has been transformed from an unrideable bog to a flat out, dry and dusty Moto-X course for the race this evening. There was even some beautiful evening light to keep us whinging photographers happy for a while.
A pretty good crowd turned up for the action - complete with boom-boxes, beer and marching bands. This is Prokop's stunning mid-air pass on Slavik over the pro-line in the men's final.
Caroline Buchanan worked her way through the rough and tumble to take 2nd place today, which is a pretty good sign of what she might be capable of next week in Mont St Anne
Katy Curd left the DH bike at home this week to concentrate on 4X. She put in a great ride with some good passing and won the small final, which gave her a 5th place on the podium.
Tomas Slavik took 3rd place today, and that left him 2nd in
the overall series.
Anneke Beerten takes the inside away from Jana Horakova in the first turn, this move worked well for Anneke all night, until the final round...
In the women's final, Anneke was leading into the first turn but crashed with only a clear track ahead. She chased hard but there was no way she could close the gap. She missed out on the win and took 2nd overall. Gutting.
Anita Molcik got dealt a big dose of good luck when Anneke went down on the first turn, she was todays winner and also took the overall title for the first time in her race career.
Sometimes it's lonely at the top. Graves has firmly stamped his mark of domination in the history of World Cup 4X racing. It seems hard to believe that nobody else has the drive and dedication to raise their game enough to give him a real run for all the titles he is collecting.
Jared Graves leading the RSP dudes Wichmann and Slavik into the rock slabs just before Wichmann boosted himself over the bars in a big way. That was it and Graves disappeared for another win, even though he really didn't need to do anything except collect his overall trophy.