Both Matej Charvat and Adam Brayton were at Fort William for round 2 of the world cup last weekend. Here is a video of them training down the course on the first practice day...
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The weekend didn't go too well for the guys unfortunately. Matej was putting together a great qualifying run (6th at first split and 24th at second), but then crashed towards the end, and catapulted his bike off the course and into a stream... it took him about 1 minute to reach it and get back on course, and as a result he did not qualify. He was gutted as his pace showed that he had real potential to break into the top 20. Adam told me that although he was feeling good in practice, the nerves got to him when it came to the big event, and he had a messy run with too many silly mistakes, because he was tense and trying too hard, he ended up in 48th, so still got some points and with his first world cup of the season under his belt, he can now start to relax and get his flow on.
Both guys have their eyes now firmly set on Leogang where I'm confident that they will show everyone what they can really do.