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World Cup Downhill kicks off in Lourdes

As the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season started last weekend in Lourdes, France, we took our chance to have a look behind the scenes and captured some of the best action during the training and races. Scroll through the gallery for more.

Behind the scenes in Lourdes

 All the pro teams already arrived on Wednesday to get ready for the weekend!

UCI MTB World Cup Lourdes 2017 - Training shots

Fresh new team bikes for the 2017 season

Check out some of the new fresh machines of our sponsored teams. 

UCI MTB World Cup Lourdes 2017 - Qualification

Race Day!

Thousands of fans gathered in Lourdes to witness an epic race. 

Rachel Atherton!

Tahnée Seagrave qualified first but Rachel Atherton was again unbeatable in finals #RideShimano

Men's final

The day started in perfect conditions. However, weather changed dramatically around 3PM. Wind & rain made it impossible for the last 20 men to take the win.