Following a painfully long off-season, the speed, the carnage and the excitement — some of which you can see in the video above — of the UCI Downhill World Cup is almost upon us once more.
Rachel Atherton and Aaron Gwin took the overalls in 2012, but we saw more than a glimpse of the future in the form of Brook Macdonald and Stevie Smith’s World Cup-winning race runs. With Danny Hart already scoring a win at Fort William in this year's British Downhill Series and Troy Brosnan back to full fitness, the 2013 season looks set to switch things up a notch.
Stay tuned to Red Bull Bike for full coverage of the UCI Downhill World Cup thoughout the season.
Watch the opening round of the DH World Cup at Fort William, LIVE on Red Bull Bike starting at 6:35 a.m. PT / 9:35 a.m. ET on June 9.