First day of practice here in Mont-Sainte-Anne! The freshly prepped track received heavy rains overnight and the packed dirt turned into thick mud as the first riders dropped in for practice.
Devinci boys going down for their first runs.
Jono Jones looked fast in the first wood.
Hugo Langevin from Quebec is racing here in front of the home crowd. As he is a Junior he'll make it for the big show sunday.
Here's Mitch Ropelato hitting the new berm drop with ease.
Selected on the Aussie National Team for Worlds, Connor Fearon is aiming for a solid result this week-end.
Watch out for Loic Bruni this week-end. He was fast today!
Danny Hart was riding with confidence and ease today. Pretty sure we'll see him on the podium this sunday.
Stevie is enjoying the track here in Mont-Sainte-Anne. Fastest in Timed Training today.
Troy Brosnan finished in 6th last time he raced here in 2011.
The MS/Mondraker junior rider Innes Graham was looking fast today. A serious contender for the win in the Junior Category.
Julien Laramee is at his first World Cup experience this week-end. Keeping it low and smooth on the hip jump under the gondolas.
Gwin won here last year. Will he be able to take his first win of 2013 here? Here he is leading the Big S train.
Blenkinsop was riding good today. A second place in timed practice today.
The surprise winner of the last round, Remi Thirion. Will he be able to surprise us again this week-end? We'll see tomorrow afternoon as qualis will go on!