The story of practice was rain, and lots of it, creating a track track much better suited to crowning a World Champion.
The mud didn't stop riders from smashing out runs
Marcus Pekol winning practice on Friday
This corner had two option: cut inside between the rocks or boost a transfer to right over the roots.
Spagnolo chose the latter option
Great seeing Matti back on his bike after some nasty early season injuries
Luke Strobel of the USA looking like he was right back home in the Pacific Northwest
1 year out of junior and troy is already teaching the kids a lesson
4X World Champs was Saturday night, but given its absence from the World Cup circuit it felt a bit of a side show really.
No shortage of patriotism and special one-off bikes for some of the riders.
Old School making short work of a mach speed wall-ride
World Championship scenery
A nagging back injury kept Racheal from riding at full pace. She'll aim her sights at the World Cup overall next week in
Justin Leov raced World Champs for the last time. Cheers to a great career
Checkers of Wreckers. Unfortunately for Bryceland it was the latter this weekend.
One of the greatest riders of the modern era it had been 9 years since Minnaar's last World Championship win.
For Gwin, and issue with his breaks means he'll have to wait to next year in South Africa to win his stripes.
With the racing over, the mechanics took the stage for bragging rights at Boxxer Worlds. Duncan Riffle sets the course.
Not a man to be shy about lube, even Rob Warner made a guest appearance.
Evan a crazy German photographer could break Evan's concentration
To the victor go the spoils
So long from Austria