UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano

The Last Chance Saloon: Méribel DH practice

The brutal French hillside produces one of the sessions of the season.

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The love currently being directed at the Méribel DH track flowing forth from various social media outlets is threatening to melt our internet connection. The UCI World Cup riders can't get enough of the French hillside. It's an all natural mix of rock, root and piste.

Unlike the wide open, relatively single-lined Windham this is a true thinkers track and will reward those who can string it all together amidst the loam, mud and grass.

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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano