So here we are in Julien Absalon's back yard for round three of the XC World Cup, La Bresse, France. This course is the ultimate. It starts with a brutal climb before descending back and forth down a rock strewn technical single track on a steep mountain side, which means riders will have to be on top of their game. Julien and Nino had one of the most memorable finishes in recent times last week in Albstadt, with Nino pulling out the win by half a bike length. This time, Julien will want nothing but the top step at home, and he has massive crowds behind him. Jolanda Neff was out in practice, but will she be healthy enough to return to the podium? Will Annika Langvad run away with another win on this technical course? We will have to wait and see.