It is so good to see Cedric Gracia hanging out in the pits. He really is in great form - happy to see everyone and looking forward to getting back on his bike next year.
Gee Atherton says he learned a few things today hitting the course at race pace.
It's fairly obvious that Sam Hill wants this win badly. But he is keeping his cards hidden till tomorrow, he reckons todays run was about 75% of what he can do.
Even with a big mistake near the top, Steve Smith made it into 2nd.
Troy Brosnan took it easy on the pedalling today, but his speed in the woods was incredible.
While some riders hold back, Mick Hannah always likes to go for it in seeding and qualifying runs, fastest today by half a second.
These Czech Republic fans reckon Blenky is going to win, and they brought these foghorns along to prove it.
Emmeline Ragot went quickest today in timed runs, with Floriane Pugin just 1 sec behind. It's going to be a close battle tomorrow.
After a year of experimenting with World Cup XC and eliminator, Anneke Beerten is back to her 4X roots and wins the rainbow stripes again.
After a long successful career, Roger Rinderknecht announced he would be retiring from racing after this World Champs, then he goes and wins the bloody thing! What a way to finish.
Victor’s World Champs Saturday Gallery