The UCI mountain bike World Cup kicks off this weekend in Lourdes and this trailer is guaranteed to get you excited for some gravity racing. Sure, it may sound like the trailer for a cheesy super hero movie but the action behind the voiceover reminded us of just how good last year’s series was.

In the downhill it was a story of two dominating athletes. Rachel Atherton destroyed the women’s field with six wins while Aaron Gwin claimed four in the men’s. They both stormed to overall titles. Beyond this Greg Minnaar won two races to put him alone as the most successful male downhill racer in history.

In the cross country Nino Schurter and Julian Absalon juked it out all season but Schurter’s descending prowess ultimately proved too strong for the double Olympic champion and he claimed the overall at a canter.

Jolanda Neff proved to be the class of the women’s field and could well have won every race were it not for a few unfortunate crashes at crucial moments in the season.

Lourdes kicks off the season this weekend for the downhillers with the cross country racers taking to the slopes of Albstadt, Germany on May 21-22. All the races will be available to stream live on