Course Walk at La Bresse World Cup

Aug 5, 2011
by Fraser Britton  
The view from the start gate is pretty sweet here in La Bresse. The town and pit is directly below the ramp.
The view from the start gate is pretty sweet here in La Bresse. The town and pit is directly below the ramp.
It seems like the locals thought they were building a ski jump not a start ramp. And yes it s mandatory. For everyone.
It seems like the locals thought they were building a ski jump, not a start ramp. And yes, it's mandatory. For everyone.
La Bresse World Cup track.
La Bresse World Cup track.
La Bresse World Cup track.
There s been a few changes to the track here for this year. The mini technical drop to the road section that a few guys launched is now much less dramatic save for the gap jump they added mid section.
There's been a few changes to the track here for this year. The mini technical drop to the road section that a few guys launched is now much less dramatic, save for the gap jump they added mid section.
The gnarly off camber rock section is still here. There will be riders all over the joint in practice. If it is anything like 2 years ago two main lines will develop come race day.
The gnarly off camber rock section is still here. There will be riders all over the joint in practice. If it is anything like 2 years ago, two main lines will develop come race day.
The section looks even more gnarly from down below.
The section looks even more gnarly from down below.
It drops into this fast left hander where the speed trap will be. Things will be getting wild in here come tomorrow afternoon.
It drops into this fast left hander where the speed trap will be. Things will be getting wild in here come tomorrow afternoon.
La Bresse World Cup track.
Another little rocky stepdown is now a mini hip jump.
Another little rocky stepdown is now a mini hip jump.
Not enough features No worries just add a pile of boulders.
Not enough features? No worries, just add a pile of boulders.
The view out of the house jump. The shack is no longer down below but they built one for good measure.
The view out of the house jump. The shack is no longer down below, but they built one for good measure.
It s actually a decent sized jump when you see it from the side.d
It's actually a decent sized jump when you see it from the side.
Look for a few guys to go tight inside others to go outside and the most adventurous to go right over the middle.
Look for a few guys to go tight inside, others to go outside, and the most adventurous to go right over the middle.
The view from below.
View from below.
The view from the wild man line right down the middle.
The tight left leads into a mini alley and then into a rocky chute into the trees.
The tight left leads into a mini alley and then into a rocky chute into the trees.
3 rocky ledges in the trees. Jump the first one double up the second and third.
3 rocky ledges in the trees. Jump the first one, double up the second and third.
The last section is are steep and rocky as 2 years ago. Nathan Rennie and a few others absolutely exploded here going for broke and trying to send the entire lower section.
The last section is are steep and rocky as 2 years ago. Nathan Rennie and a few others absolutely exploded here going for broke and trying to send the entire lower section.
It s hard to tell from the photos but there are 3 decent sized ledges in here that a few guys will try and send.
It's hard to tell from the photos, but there are 3 decent sized ledges in here that a few guys will try and send.
Look for a few guys to go tight inside others to go outside and the most adventurous to go right over the middle.
Look for a few guys to go tight inside, others to go outside, and the most adventurous to go right over the middle.
2 doubles lead into the finish right in town. The last gap will be especially sketchy when it s wet and soft come race day.
2 doubles lead into the finish right in town. The last gap will be especially sketchy when it's wet and soft come race day.
MS Evil s Lukas Haider with a fresh supply of Fox 40s for Strobel Pekol and Macdonald.dg
MS Evil's Lukas Haider with a fresh supply of Fox 40s for Strobel, Pekol and Macdonald.



35 Comments

  • 51 0
 Last Picture = Ladys and Gentlemans ... the most expensive arm in the History
  • 6 1
 You stole my comment. But nice bracelet.
  • 6 0
 That guy looks pretty happy, heh?
  • 2 0
 2 pictures have the same comment,... bug?
  • 2 0
 naa lazyness - copy n paste lol. in terms of value, that guy has 17 of my domains on his arm :O

edit: no, make it 23! :O
  • 9 0
 this coarse looks like alot of fun and super fast, cant wait to see what happens with this one
  • 1 0
 Yeah it's gonna be crazy fast ! I love how wide it's taped off , reminds me of DH ski
  • 3 0
 The first pic looked like the course would suck. But the rest redeemed it in my opinion. Looks like they made a fun track out of the available terrain. Not my idea of a the perfect course, but excellent to have on the WC circuit. Can't wait to see this one shredded on race day!
  • 7 0
 Uhh... DAMN!
  • 3 0
 My exact words while looking at this...
  • 4 0
 Love the Start gate, the rest of the course looks like a total blast..Major props to all the course designers and builders...Great pics too Mr.B.....
  • 5 0
 I am glad I don`t have to race that track.
  • 4 0
 You and I both! Looks like a blast to ride and would be a sh*t your pants track to race!
  • 4 0
 i'd also be making such a stupid face if someone let me put my hand on 3 of these forks Smile
  • 2 0
 reminds me of the early 90's when we had no race trails but farmers let us use their hills for racing, lot's of grass, not allot of grip. can't wait to watch!
  • 3 0
 Awsome track,,,, would definitley love to ride it..Smile
  • 1 0
 all the boulders on this course are crazy, they look enormous and totally dwarf the people standing next to them.... I'm excited to see who hucks what!
  • 1 0
 wow! another crazy but different race course. can't wait to see them sending it.
  • 2 0
 This one is gonna be fast and lose...... as usual.
  • 4 0
 correction : loose
  • 2 0
 urrrmm... can i have a go? Smile
  • 1 0
 OMG!!! the french taste is there . . . ski start
  • 1 0
 looks like the best track so far! other than ft bill i reckon
  • 1 0
 top bit looks like Wipeout...
  • 1 0
 Last Pic A Fresh supply of Fox 40s If only
  • 1 0
 such a lovely trail and jumps!
  • 1 0
 Is the race streamed or something?
  • 1 0
 can i have a fox 40 please?
  • 1 0
 All I wish is there was some RAIN! would be awesome to watch!
  • 1 0
 That looks an awesome place to live.
  • 1 0
 hahaha, MTB races are like F1...
  • 1 0
 looks siiiick!
  • 1 0
 hooollllyyyy tech
  • 1 0
 FREAKIN FAST
  • 1 0
 Looks so chill

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