Vouilloz, Gachet and King battle it out in Germany.
Now this was REAL racing! The Lycra was tight, the stems were long and the speeds were terrifyingly high. Fifty thousand people swamped the Kirchzarten course and roared on the sport's dominating force, Francois Gachet, as he did battle against the young pretender, Nico Vouilloz.
The US's Mike King was bouncing back from a badly broken collar bone which had written off his previous season and was still unaware of the tattoo'd, MX kit-wearing revolution which was poised to land... The age of Palmer loomed on the horizon.