Despite delivering fast, close racing every year, Leogang World Cup is a perpetual fountain of minor controversy during pre-practice track walks and grumbling in the pits.
Between bike park sections and organizers attempts to freshen up the course for the new season, the first day in Austria always seems to be a bit rough. The feeling rarely lasts through race day, though, and racing is always exciting.
Wyn Masters heads out on track walk Thursday to gauge riders reactions to the new course features, and hand out the first ever Wyn TV Privateer award. The veteran Kiwi personality has some competition on foot, though. Canadian downhill racer and aspiring vlogger Finn Iles takes his camera for a walk in Leogang. Along the way, he gets into a headed game of cards, and gets a fresh haircut for the race.
So, who takes top honours in the newest race-within-a-race, the pre-race course walk Vlog?