An amazing country, an amazing bike park, an amazing race track. That's the facts that were waiting for us in Hafjell, Norway.
The riders had loads of fun on the perfectly shaped jumps during the first practice session today, although most of them were struggling to find a good line through the two very difficult rock sections.
Riding at temperatures around 0° is something we haven't done in a while, but the adrenaline from the first few jumps right after the start won't let the riders feel the cold.
Brendan Fairclough, Floriane Pugin and Noel Niederberger all have unfinished business here at the world cup and are looking to continue where they stopped at last weeks IXS European Cup.
Brendan will keep it wide open on saturday to show what he's got after a pretty messed up world cup season.
Floriane is looking for revenge!
Noel is going to attack to qualify for saturday's finals for the first time!
The racing will take place already
on saturday, – watch the big finals live on www.redbull.com/bike .
Pictures by Sven Martin!