Alex and Pierre Harvey trade skis for mountain bikes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

And they’re off! Mountain bikes and their riders launch from the starting line to go down Mont Sainte-Anne.

From Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, the ski resort on Mont Sainte-Anne was transformed into mountain-bike heaven, with international, national and local elite and amateur athletes taking on the bumpy course. On the opening weekend, mountain bikers attacked the legendary track for the 17th Velirium and the 27th UCI Masters World Championships.