Photo Blast: Hafjell World Cup DH

The best action shots from finals day at the rain-soaked Hafjell Bike Park.
By Rajiv Desai
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Hafjell splash
Conditions for the finals run at the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Hafjell splash All week there had been fine weather at Hafjell but this gave way to driving rain and high winds on Sunday's finals day. The track was sodden and treacherous which inevitably resulted in some spectacular falls out on course. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
Restricted view
Nick Beer at the end of his finals run at the UCI DH World Cup at Hafjell on September 15, 2013
Restricted view Unable to repeat last year's 5th place finish, Nick Beer rolled home in 12th, despite wearing a fair portion of the track on his face. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
Jones leads the juniors
Michael Jones in action during the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Jones leads the juniors Michael Jones of Great Britain was the fastest junior down the Hafjell track. His victory means he leads the overall Junior World Cup standings from Loris Vergier by just six points with Leogang to come. © Sven Martin
Imperious Rachel
Rachel Atherton in action during the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Imperious Rachel Building on from her win at the World Championships, Rachel Atherton once again showed she’s a cut above any of the girls on the World Cup circuit this year by winning at Hafjell by six and a half seconds from fellow Brit Manon Carpenter. © Sven Martin
Needles steps up
Andrew Neethling in action during the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Needles steps up Andrew Neethling recorded one of the best runs of his career to finish third. As one of the earlier starters, Neethling made the most of the conditions before things got wild and loose later on. © Sven Martin
Second again
Danny Hart in action during his finals run at the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Second again It's all or nothing for the pinball wizard. Those that watched the 2011 World Champs in Champery will know that Danny Hart loves it when it's loose. He lived up to his reputation in Hafjell. © Sven Martin
Gee's slip
Gee Atherton in action during his finals run at the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Gee's slip Gee Atherton was on a storming run but hit a tree in the rock garden section after taking a wrong line. This put paid to his chances of winning at Hafjell and Gee finished 12th. He cut a dejected figure prior to being presented on the podium as the World Cup leader. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
Men's podium
Podium for Men DH at the UCI DH World Cup at Hajell on September 15, 2013
Men's podium With the rain catching a few of the more established stars out, the Top 10 had some surprise names alongside winner Steve Smith. Danny, Needles and Sam Blenkinsop got podium spots but there was also a 6th place finish for 39-year-old Steve Peat and a first Top 10 finish for fellow Brit Bernard Kerr. © Sven Martin
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