Good god!!! EWS has definitely taken over from UCI DH for challenging courses and conditions. Taking laps on the same DH track over and over doesn't compare to this. Yes, DH has big jumps, but that's not what MtB is about now is it? Think about the first two EWS this year, then this one. Dry anti-grip in Chile, wet and rainy loam in Colombia, and now the seriously steep, tight and challenging rock gardens and steep drops in France. Yeeooow!