The organisers changed the direction of the course, compared to last year. There were some other minor changes, they didn’t include this year a rather tricky slope that scared many riders last year. However, they still managed to create descents, like this one on the photo, that made the less experienced a bit vary.
Mud looks always great on photos – walking around in it is equally funny.
Preparations around the start/finish area.
The bike-washing facilities were very crowded, due to the heavy rain and the mud it caused.