|This weekend sees the first round of the Downhill and Dual|
racing in the Tissot UCI World Cup, at Les Gets in France. All eyes will be on top
UK rider Steve Peat, as he tries to open the season with a bang, and repeat his victory
on this course last year.
The course in 2000 will be shorter than previous years and starts just below the
reservoir. The track will be more compact but will include all of the famous sections.
This includes L’Ardoisier, Le Pif Paf, La Casta and Les Releves du Final. The course
drops 438m over a total of 2.3km, arriving in the heart of Les Gets (alt. 1,162m).
Les Gets Course Statistics :
* Start altitude: 1,600 metres
* Finish altitude: 1,162 metres
* Length: 2,300 metres
* Fast Descent – 60%
* Slow Technical Descent – 40%
We’ll be bringing you the race details just as soon as we have them, probably on
Sunday night, to let you know how our lads go in the first test of speed for the
new season. It’ll be exciting to see how the older experienced riders Peat, Page,
Warner, Longden, cope against the new upstarts like Wardell and Jarman.