Whoa, this guy’s fast! More raw than a butcher’s shop window – just watch this and listen to the sounds coming from these tyres as they fight a delicately poised battle for traction in the Champery dust. Wondering where the snow’s gone? Looks like Julien Fournier was dreaming of a dry Christmas!

“Warm, dry and dusty… Not seriously the adjectives you are used to read next to the word winter. Especially not in the Swiss Alps, in the ski resort of Champéry. Unfortunately for those of you who enjoy this white powder that made Switzerland famous, it’s what’s happening now. Call it Global Warming or call it bad luck if you want, but we would rather call it “extended biking season”. Who didn’t dream of a year round bike park?

“Who didn’t think it would be great to shred brown pow all day all year? Julien Fournier dreamed of a place where you could ski in the morning and lap with your mates on the gnarliest WC track in the afternoon. Dream came true…but for how long? Snow is forecast for next week. Actually, maybe all that was just a fantasy and I’ll wake up under a thick coat of snow…”

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