Qualifying Analysis - Maribor World Cup #1 2020

Oct 15, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
Camille Balanche looked on pace in this morning sun. The World Champ will be trying to back her performance from Leogang.

Qualifying Results

Elite Women

1st. Tracey Hannah: 3:42.150
2nd. Myriam Nicole: +5.348
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: +8.401
4th. Eleonora Farina: +8.709
5th. Camille Balanche: +11.367

Elite Men

1st. Reece Wilson: 3:08.068
2nd. Thibaut Daprela: +2.841
3rd. Matt Walker: +5.046
4th. Loris Vergier: +5.325
5th. Remi Thirion: +5.663

Full results, here.

Sector by Sector Results

Elite Men

Sector 1
1. Remi Thirion - 49.415
2. Reece Wilson +0.200
3. Thibault Daprela +0.229
4. Mick Hannah +0.926
5. Troy Brosnan +0.965

Sector 2
1. Thibault Daprela - 25.246
2. Reece Wilson +0.816
3. Danny Hart +0.910
4. Jack Moir +1.039
5. Remi Thirion +1.051

Sector 3
1. Reece Wilson - 40.692
2. Loris Vergier +0.703
3. Hugo Frixtalon +1.116
4. Dakotah Norton +01.151
5. Finn Iles +1.277

Sector 4
1. Reece Wilson - 34.410
2. David Trummer +0.660
3. Dakotah Norton +0.684
4. Hugo Frixtalon +0.798
5. Loris Vergier +0.887

Sector 5
1. Reece Wilson - 37.289
2. Mattt Walker +0.496
3. Dakotah Norton +0.582
4. Jack Moir +0.598
5. Loris Vergier +0.781

Perfect Lap


Fastest Run


Elite Women

Sector 1
1. Tracey Hannah - 57.642
2. Tahnee Seagrave +2.198
3. Myriam Nicole +2.505
4. Monika Hrastnik +2.757
5. Camille Balanche +3.696

Sector 2
1. Tracey Hannah - 57.642
2. Eleonora Farina +0.180
3. Myriam Nicole +0.359
4. Camille Balanche +0.656
5. Tahnee Seagrave +1.195

Sector 3
1. Tracey Hannah - 57.642
2. Myriam Nicole +1.512
3. Eleonora Farina +2.262
4. Marine Cabirou +2.336
5. Mille Johnset +2.664

Sector 4
1. Tracey Hannah - 40.965
2. Monika Hrastnik +0.183
3. Myriam Nicole +0.507
4. Eleonora Farina +1.261
5. Camille Balanche +1.726

Sector 5
1. Tracey Hannah - 43.586
2. Myriam Nicole +0.465
3. Eleonora Farina +0.504
4. Nina Hoffmann +0.648
5. Monika Hrastnik +0.750

Perfect Lap


Fastest Run


The Story of the Session

Talking Points

Rain Only Slowed the Track Down Slightly

Seth Sherlock will be hoping to turn up the heat again and get back on that podium.

It was a wetter day in Maribor but that didn't cost the riders too much time compared to yesterday. Loris Vergier and Matt Walker both went under 3 minutes yesterday but today riders were all around 10-20 seconds back on that. The women had roughly the same time gap on yesterday's times too with Tracey Hannah's 3:42 not too far back on Cabirou's 3:33 yesterday. Of course, we're sure that riders were holding a little bit back in timed training but clearly, the track is holding up well for now. More rain is scheduled before the race but it's unlikely to result in a mud fest like Leogang.

Wilson and Hannah were a Class Apart

It was only a matter of time before things started falling into place for Reece Wilson. Believe me when I say his performance last week was no flash in the pan he s hungry and capable of much more.

Two very clear front runners emerged today, Reece Wilson and Tracey Hannah. Both put a number of seconds into their competition and set themselves as the riders to beat on Friday. Between them, they won 8 of the 10 sectors on offer with Hannah clean sweeping hers and Wilson finishing second in those he didn't win. Their competitors are going to have to find some serious time on these two before they leave the start hut tomorrow.

Thibaut Daprela Makes an Instant Impact in his First Elite World Cup

Thibaut Daprela was putting in work today. He s one to watch as we get closer to race day.

Anyone who paid attention to the junior results last year knew there was a serious phenom making their way up to the elite ranks this year, and we're not talking about Vali Holl. Daprela was dominant in a strong junior field last year and seems to have made the transition up to the Elite ranks with ease. He was leading at Split 2 and ended up just two seconds back on Wilson, while the rest of the Elite men's field couldn't get within five.

Riders you Might Have Missed

If Tahnee Seagrave could have a clean run here she can very well do some damage.

Here are some riders going fast that you may have missed from a quick glance at the timesheet:

Hugo Frixtalon- Frix Frix was flying and was fifth at the fourth split but an issue seems to have caught him out before the line. He finished 30th

Mick Hannah - Mick on pace in the upper half of the track and posted two great first splits. He was running fifth before falling back to 14th.

Dakotah Norton- An eighth place quali is no bad result for Norton but considering he was running 20th after split one, he made up some serious time through the track. Just take a look at his last three sector results.

Tahnee Seagrave - As fast as ever at the first two splits, Tahnee looked to be on for a good run before we presume she had an issue and slipped back to sixth.

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  • 49 0
 reece is on fire, ya love to see it
  • 12 0
 I know quallies typically aren't indicative of final results... but I am beyond stoked to see the young guns making waves. The Scottish are going to be lobbying to always have the WC in late fall... Cool to see Thibault up there as well. Coming right from juniors into this madness must be a wild ride.
  • 3 0
 @bonkmasterflex: Perrhaps quali are not race, but Wilson won last week and Daprela was fastest after split 2... They seem to be on a good form
  • 27 0
 These races in quick succession are having a very detrimental effect on my work productivity. Just an observation, definitely not a complaint! It's so great to watch races again!
  • 16 0
 Crazy how riders get on a roll and they're unstoppable for a time: Hill, Gwin, Bryceland, Hart, Bruni etc. DH is a proper mind sport
  • 7 0
 We should wait for finals before to say that
  • 4 3
 Hart didn't really get on a roll did he? Took him years to win a worldcup after his worldchamps win
  • 4 0
 @bashhard: he won four races in a row
  • 2 0
 @bashhard: he won 3 worldcups and then world champs back to back
  • 1 0
 @ddd: Ah well that's true, I only thought about the time after the first big win.
  • 13 0
 Don't wanna jinx the lad but is Reece going to do a Ratboy and ace the season now he's had a win?
  • 11 1
 Would be nice to see mick get a good result
  • 15 0
 hannah with some fast splits, thirion top 5, the young guns are fast but never underestimate that dad strength
  • 5 0
 @Albatrosse: i think maribor suits his generation of riders as well
  • 13 0
 a Hannah Family podium finish would be dope yessir.
  • 7 0
 Riders you might have missed Pt. 2: Angel Suarez in 10th
  • 4 0
 Lol have they not gotten Reece his rainbow jersey yet? Maybe he's just saving it for race day, but I recall Bruni wearing it most of the time.
  • 1 0
 I am really enjoying the analysis of the recent races. Can we please use some better graphs/visualizations? It's really hard to make sense of anything with the graph having so many similar colors, at least on the Men's side of things.
  • 4 0
 Nevermind haha. I actually just discovered you can either click on or hover over the colored dots for each racer. Hovering highlights the corresponding line and clicking on the dot will either remove the associated line from the graph or it will add it back if it is currently not on there.
  • 5 1
 Do we need to talk about Gwin??
  • 1 0
 He's protected so he's taking it easy I think?
  • 7 0
 not really
  • 1 0
 Meh, let's see after these two races. Not off to a good start, but he did have a 5th and 6th last season, and in 2018 a win, silver and a 5th and there were injuries in there. wouldn't write him off but not a good trend.
  • 1 0
 I do think they should have the graphs starting at Split 0 for the time distance from leader ones. Would make it easier to visualise the first section.
  • 2 0
 Where's Reece's WC jersey?!
  • 2 0
 The picture is from timed training (or just training, not sure), which is also why you can spot Kade so close in the background.
  • 1 0
 @NickBosshard: oh ok, so he's saving the jersey for race day!
  • 2 0
 How's Amary's recovery coming along- Will he be back this year?
  • 3 0
 2021 for Amaury, he really took a bad crash in a french cup...not the same without him.
  • 2 0
Saw some video of Bruni the other day and it seemed to me like his headspace needed some adjusting.
He wasn't his usual intense self. In fact he came off as very lackadaisical about the whole affair.
I think he may have a bad case of "I don't give a crap" syndrome right now.
Makes me wonder if Amaury's absence has snuffed his spark...???
  • 1 0
 Reece's graphs are quite the mystery, he keeps gaining time, bending space! Some physicists would like to have a word.
  • 1 0
 What is the cut off this year?? Top 60???
  • 1 0
 Minaar should get an award for the flattest curve
  • 1 0

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