The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has been coming to Mont Sainte-Anne, Canada, for 24 years and in that time little has changed about the classic course. It starts out pretty mellow then heads into some blind jumps. After a speedy runout, it slingshots riders into one of the flowy, technical sections that the course-shapers of Mont St-Anne do so well. The course then alternates between wide-open speed sections and tight, rocky, technical sections, with one of the most difficult saved for the end.
Ride along on Marcelo Gutierrez’s chest-mounted Go Pro and you’ll swear you feel every root and rock.
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