Here are the highlights from day 1 of Red Bull X-Alps 2017. The athletes start their epic journey on a day with the worst weather conditions in the history of the race.
A rainy Mozartplatz set the mood for the start of the Red Bull X-Alps earlier today, with athletes arriving covered by umbrellas, wearing rain ponchos and just trying to stay dry.
The scene on the Gaisberg wasn't very different, with stormy winds, low visibility and pouring rain.
The first two athletes to summit the Gaisberg were Sebastian Huber (GER1) with a time of 1h03m, followed by Toma Coconea (ROU), summiting in 1h10m.
Chrigel Maurer (SUI1), Aaron Durogati (ITA), Nelson de Freyman (FRA3) and Benoit Outters (FRA4) made the top of the Gaisberg as a pack in a time of 1hr 12mins.
Watch them as they power through the rain to Turnpoint 1 at the Gaisberg and then on to Turnpoint 2: Triglav, Slovenia!