Playbiker - Iron Horse previews 2008 gravity courses for Worlds

Rolling clouds and impending snowfalls didn't prevent the Team Playbiker - Iron Horse riders from...

Rolling clouds and impending snowfalls didn't prevent the Team Playbiker - Iron Horse riders from hopping on their bikes one cold, snowy November weekend to check out the downhill course in Val di Sole Italy for the 2008 World Championships in June.

Riders Elisa Canepa, Elias Somvi and Luca Bertocchi, all members of Italy's sole UCI mountain bike trade team, with the assistance of team manager Romano Favoino, managed to put together a few solid runs on the course, which is largely completed, except for the start area and finish arena. A few downed trees in the middle of the course slowed progress, but most of the track was clearly visible for the first time. At the end of their run, riders entered the 4X course which is almost complete, too.

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