May 3, 2011
Go big – or go home!
Two of the major new features for this year’s downhill course are big. Very big.
Thousands of tons of earth and rock are being moved and trees being cleared to create a gap jump over a forest road into a 45º section with new berms and an improved spectator area – complete with a burger van for the World Cup weekend.
At the puggy line a tunnel has been installed to allow continuous crossing by pedestrians and recreational cyclists while racing is happening. This means a big step-down – and the chance for riders to shake hands with spectators in passing gondolas.