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Despite a great start to his finals run here in Fort William yesterday, Aaron Gwin had an uncharacteristic over the handlebar crash in a section of the track that took out his team mate, Angel Suarez, nearly an hour earlier. Despite the warm and sunny conditions, some sections of the track were still suffering from high levels of moisture and low levels of grip, thanks to heavy overnight storms.

Swatch Rocket Air 2018 is officially in the books and Matt Jones is back with a vengeance, showing the Slopestyle world that he's got what it takes to compete against the best of the world, dethroning defending Swatch Rocket Air Champion Nicholi Rogatkin and sneaking ahead of Sam Pilgrim, who was eyeing up his third Swatch Rocket Air win (and was one run away from doing so).

The experienced Italy-based Estonian wore down the resistance of Bertolini to take his first ever “Internazionali” win. Serena Calvetti celebrates among women, Avondetto and Specia top the junior ranks.

The first Crankworx stop of 2018 is in the books, and with it, the first ever Slopestyle World Championship and, as usual, the Speed & Style contest. While the Slopestyle contest had to be moved twice due to some torrential downpour, the rest of the week saw prime conditions for a ROSE Rad Squad season kick-off:

Tonight’s win marks the sixth consecutive win in the discipline at Crankworx for Kintner, who’s claimed the top step every year in Whistler since 2013. As for Slavik, he won in Whistler in 2016 and 2017, making tonight a three-peat in Crankworx Dual Slalom competition.

Yesterday’s Cape Epic 2018 prologue (20km distance // 600m climbing) was short but really sharp. From the imposing buildings of the University Cape Town, riders were sent up the most unforgiving climbs of one of the seven new wonders of the world.

But while decisive, over two minutes faster than second place finisher Ronja Hill-Wright (AUS), the win was no easy feat. Brown rode Stage Five (aptly named Te Ahi Manawa, which translates to “Fire Heart”) blind, then finished her day with some added spice on the final stage.