It started off well enough. It was dry and dusty, nice and warm. Then the rains moved in à la traditional Mont-Sainte-Anne style. The already dark deciduous forests here have turned nearly nighttime black with the cloud cover. Therefore, today's post is entirely in black and white. It wouldn't be a World Cup here in with out a bit of rain, though. With the rain starting during the downhill finals and continuing well into the night things are going to be hairy tomorrow. Both the men's and women's fields are much reduced in numbers as we've seen so far in Europe this season but the majority of the big guns are here and ready to do battle.
We have just witnessed what might have been the best downhill run ever by Aaron Gwin as rains came pouring down. A run second to none. Tomorrow's cross-country racers will have to watch their steps as rain is continuing to pour down. How (or if) the track dries up might prove vital for some. For others, it might just cause them to elevate their game. Tune in tomorrow for more XC action.