This first training day promises a great weekend of competition. The track is unanimous among riders:

“wild, brutal, sick…!!”

A video of the highlights of the day :

Back from injury, Josh Bryceland seems in good form :

A great article from our friends from Vélovert :
http://www.velovert.com/information/9796/coupe-du-monde-dh1-a-lourdes-entrainements-et-run-chrono

And also on Pinkbike :
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/lourdes-practice-day-one-its-a-wild-wild-ride-2015.html

Friday is also the day for the first timed trainings.

Men:
Timed_1

Women:
Timed_3

Juniors:
Timed_2

Few pictures from Loïc Arnould :