Mitch Ropelato

Brook MacDonald and George Brannigan have stepped in to fill the sizeable hole left by Aaron Gwin on Trek World Racing
The South Americans love their urban DH races – though you wouldn't know it from the looks on their faces! Tough crowd
Aaron Gwin's at the centre of an internet storm after leaving Trek World Racing for Specialized. Picture by Steve Behr/Stockfile
Greg Minnaar and Steve Peat play tag down the Leogang World Champs course. Picture by Kathy Sessler/Santa Cruz Syndicate
Pic: Official Crankworx
Danny Hart has yet to win a World Cup - will he be able to defend his rainbow stripes? Picture by Russell Burton
Brook MacDonald gets a facefull of Champagne to mark his first World Cup win. Picture by Kathy Sessler/Santa Cruz Syndicate
Monster Energy-Specialized at Mont-Sainte-Anne