The Lourdes UCI World Cup DH, via the medium of crash

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Quite a weekend for racing, what with the opener of the UCI World Cup at Lourdes and everything. The Men’s race was won by Aaron Gwin, who crashed during qualifying, but went on to trounce allcomers. There’s a (partial) video of his run here – he was so early they didn’t capture all of it:

Loic Bruni came second, despite this unpleasant-looking crash during practice:

Emmeline Ragot thrashed the field in the ladies race, after favourite Tracey Hannah crashed out in a frankly unpleasant prang:

And as a little prang-shaped cherry on the top, here’s a choice little crash video with a selection of various bumps and scrapes you can wince over:

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Roll on round 2!

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