Intense, Fox, Maribor. In 2002, it was a winning combination for Chris Kovarik.
The race came just a week after Kovarik picked up one of the biggest ever winning margins at the inaugural Fort William World Cup but in Maribor it couldn't have been more different as he claimed victory by a whisker, beating Steve Peat's time by 0.01 seconds to claim his third consecutive win.
Kovarik's run starts at 3:35
This weekend, Neko Mulally is paying tribute to Kovarik's achievements 17 years ago with a new tribute kit from Fox. Neko's kit is a bit more flouro than Kovarik's was and bike tech has clearly moved on from the days of the Intense M1 but it's rad to see him looking back to the history of the sport for inspiration for this kit on his new team.
Keep an eye out for Neko riding in the tribute kit throughout the weekend in our photo and video coverage.