Kozakov, Czech Republic – Practice for the 2011 Kozakov Challenge got underway Wednesday afternoon following a morning rain delay. Patrick Switzer, James Kelly, Ramon Konigshausen, Scoot Smith, Mischo Erban, Jackson Shapiera, Stefan Reufli, Nicolas Robert and Robin Sandberg who all finished in the Top 16 of the 2010 World Rankings were present and setting the pace in practice. Everyone was looking forward to the first qualifying run on Thursday morning.
Rebekka Gemperle is stoked to race Katie Neilsen again. Photo Dave Kessler
Unfortunately a severe storm rolled in overnight with severe wind, heavy fog and strong rain. Thursday was a complete washout. The riders spent the day in the riders tent and at the nearby restaurant socializing, playing games and watching movies.