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MTB World Cup Final Round Preview – Hafjell, Norway

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | 14/09/2012 10:24am

This weekend the World Cup circus rolls into its final destination for the year, Hafjell in Norway.

Aaron Gwin has already clinched the overall from Greg Minnaar, but Greg isn’t safe with all to play for, with Gee Atherton a measly 19 points behind in 3rd place.

As for the women, the overall is still undecided, with Rachel Atherton and Emmeline Ragot in hot contention for the title. It could go home with either of them.

The track looks like a combination of some pretty gnarly jumps at the top of the course into some super steep and rooty wooded sections with a couple of long, high speed grassy sections thrown in for good measure.

Will Longden’s been twittering…

With that, the riders seem to be loving the track on the tweetbox…

 

Looking at the track, there are plenty of riders in with a chance here – the loose rocky, rooty gnar will no doubt give the young guns some ammo to lock and load. We’ve got a feeling it might not be the Aaron Gwin domination that people have come to expect. Riders like Josh Bryceland will be hungry to translate some strong results from the rest of the season into a win, and the ultra consistent, now World Champion, Greg Minnaar can’t be ruled out either.

We can’t help thinking that this track will suit the ragged style of Emmeline Ragot, provided she can stay on her bike and get down in one piece. Rachel Atherton will be pushing the limits though, she’ll be strong on the pedally sections and hungry for that overall win.

Check it out here:

 

 

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