So in fitting with the opening day of the Olympics I just stumbled across this video of the XC race course. I kind of knew it was going to be lame but I was surprised at just how lame. With the exception of a few stacked rock obstacles it appears to be more or less just buffed dirt IMBA trails. Is this purely an access for TV kind of thing? Or has XC gone all dirt roadie since I stopped doing the occasional race a decade ago? To be perfectly honest I was hoping for some rock gardens or wet rooty sections that would actually test bike handling skills as well instead of a more or less all out fitness contest.