The trails are causing some high-intensity smiles down in Tassie and practice has looked pretty darn fast. However, tomorrow calls for rain, so it's anyone's guess as to what will happen when the race clock starts.
The first contest of the year for most saw the level of competition exceed what the organsiers, riders, and audience expected as athletes headed to London for Air to the Throne. Here's what went down during the event.
With the competition taking place later today riders spent yesterday perfecting their lines and getting some practice in as the darkness fell on the desert. Call them crazy, but these guys have got the talent and skills to match.
The live-feed may have felt anti-climactic. Trackside, the confusion and panic caused by the turn in weather was anything but. All is said and done for another year of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and it went out with a bang.
There was something in the air and on course today that the Aussies just felt right at home with - dust. The men's podium was triple stacked with boys from down under, while Tracey Hannah took the win in the women's. Let's take a look at how it all shook out.