The UCI World Cup made its penultimate stop for 2017 at the legendary venue of Mont-Sainte-Anne near Quebec in Canada. This was the site of Aaron Gwin’s first ever World Cup race, 10 seasons ago, where he finished an impressive 10th place. This year, like many years at this venue, weather played a huge factor with the rain hitting the mountain with most of the top riders yet to finish. Unlike the opening round in Lourdes however, the rain didn’t cause the riders to lose massive amounts of time and in fact hardly anyone crashed in the super wet conditions. It was more an issue of visibility and dealing with the standing water on the track. Aaron Gwin prevailed, and much to his own surprise, came across the line in the green.