World DH races have been hosted at Vallnord, Andorra since 2008, but in 2021 the all new Pal Arinsal bike park was opened. The 2023 course underwent several changes from the 2022 interation, and several provisions were made to regulate the dust on the bottom sections of the course. Dust, however, would not be an issue for this year. Storm cells rolled through the region all week. Rains soaked the 1.6 km track and cancellation of the Elite races was a very real possibility right up until the morning of race day.
“When you throw a dart at a date on a wall calendar months in advance, a project like this is a huge gamble,” said Dan Powell, Marketing Manager of Bell. “But what Chapter Studios captured in this film; the intensity, physicality, sheer will and luck of race week is something that any one with an interest in mountain biking can appreciate. We could not be more proud of this film or the performance of these athletes.”
The film follows 10 Bell athletes: Antoine Vidal, Charlie Hatton, Andreas Kolb, Dom Platt, Danny Hart, Thibaut Daprela, Erice Van Leuven, Lisa Bauman, Hugo Marini and Jack Piercy as they make their preparations for, and race at, Andorra. The film also contains appearances by Amaury Pierron, Gee Atherton, Max Commencal, Leo Abella and others. Finally, “10 For 10” prominently features the still photography of estimable lensman, Sven Martin.
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