Exceptionally dry conditions and an infamously steep track made for a wild weekend of World Cup downhill racing in Vallnord, Andorra.
Top riders were hunting for traction, and a cloud of dust seemed to linger over the steeper sections of track during the elite finals.
Many riders crashed in the slippery conditions. Nina Hoffmann rode out her run with only one shoe on. Those that did survive unscathed had their share of close calls. Only the top few riders looked to be in control, somehow finding purchase in the loose dust.
Former World Cup downhill racer Eliot Jackson goes behind the scenes for his recap for a memorable World Cup weekend in Andorra. Watch his full highlight from the weekend, along with the winning elite men’s and women’s run from Vallnord below.