Argonay, France- Many riders didn't know what to expect when they traveled to Argonay, France for the Graveyard Call. After all, the race was a replacement event after Almabtrieb was canceled and some said the narrow course was not worthy of World Cup status. After some of the bad reviews a number of the world's best racers were very pleasantly surprised what they found.
Peyragudes, France- It was a beautiful, crisp morning in the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France. Friday’s rain and heavy fog gave way to sunny skies and a temperature of 15C. Everyone was stoked for a beautiful day of racing.
Peyragudes France- Louis Pilloni (USA) beat an incredibly tough international field to win the first IGSA World Cup of the 2009 season. Erik Lundberg (SWE) made his first appearance in a final since Australia in 2008 to earn second place and Martin Siegrist (SUI) finished third. Number one qualifier Mischo Erban (CAN) crashed and had to settle for fourth.