As the 2023 World Cup DH season kicks off early with a special test event in Lourdes, we have rounded up the videos we can find to keep you updated with the racing this weekend. Come back throughout the weekend for more videos from the first test of the new setup for DH racing.
'Not a Race' Day
Vous avez dégusté nos vidéos des recos à pied (vendredi) et entraînements (samedi) du Test Event DH de Lourdes ?! Et bien voici la vidéo FullAttack du jour consacrée au test du format de finale...— FullAttack
Have you enjoyed our videos of the recce on foot (Friday) and training (Saturday) of the Lourdes DH Test Event?! Well here is the FullAttack video of the day dedicated to the test of the final format...— FullAttack - Translated
Race day in Lourdes saw battling to find grip on the slippery French hillside, that said it was still much better than expected for the first few runs.
The semi-finals were going well with some solid splits at the top before burping my tire around the halfway mark and having to nurse it home to save blowing the tire off.
The rain really picked up just after my run and made it nearly impossible to ride properly for the remaining riders to come with a good run.
After my run, I decided to miss the final as I felt after riding it in the wet the previous day it was going to be an unnecessary risk with no reward, I was happy to take some confidence from the first run and use that going into the break before the first world cup in a months time.— Dean Lucas
World Series test event in Lourdes, France! Practice runs and a bit of chit-chat.— Troy Brosnan
This is my seeding Run in the Test event World Cup race in Lourdes! First race with a new organization, ESO.— Johan Garcin
Après les recos à pied de notre vidéo du vendredi, Yo et Flo de l'équipe FullAttack vous proposent de revivre en plus près de l'action les entraînements du samedi (raccourcis par la pluie) à l'occasion du Test Event DH 2023 à Lourdes...— FullAttack
After the recce on foot in our Friday video, Yo and Flo from the FullAttack team invite you to relive Saturday's training sessions closer to the action (shortened by the rain) during the 2023 DH Test Event in Lourdes...— FullAttack - Translated
Day two here in Loures turned out to be a bit of a wild one by the end...
Started off really well with some really solid runs in the dry but soon took a turn when the heavens opened up and made the track here unrideable.
Praying for sun tomorrow!— Dean Lucas
La saison internationale de Descente démarre (presque) ce week-end à Lourde avec un inédit Test Event DH sur les pentes du Pic du Jer. L'équipe FullAttack est sur le front pour vous faire vivre l'événement de l'intérieur, comme nulle part ailleurs !— FullAttack
The international Downhill season starts (almost) this weekend in Lourdes with an unprecedented Test Event DH on the slopes of the Pic du Jer. The FullAttack team is on the front lines to make you experience the event from the inside, like nowhere else!— FullAttack - Translated
Back to Lourdes today for the first proper event of the year, easy day getting media content for the up and coming season along with getting the bikes ready for practice tomorrow.— Dean Lucas