After a flat out practice and Timed Training session on the Lenzerheide track, riders are back between the tape to fight for the top qualifying spots ahead of tomorrows racing. Vali Höll and Loris Vergier went fastest in Timed Training, but qualifying is where we will really see how fast riders can hit the course.
In the Junior racing, Izabela Yankova and Pau Menoyo Busquets came out fastest. Izabela Yankova laid down an incredible run seeing her go fastest by over 18 seconds. Izabela's time would have been good enough for third place in yesterdays Elite Women's timed training.
Newly crowned World Champion Myriam Nicole is looking unstoppable this weekend, finishing qualifying with a huge 4.619
second gap to Tahnee Seagrave, with Vali Höll not far behind. Camille Balanche crossed the line just under seven seconds back and was the last Elite Women to come within ten seconds of Myriam Nicole.
Loris Vergier set the fastest time in the Elite Men as he bests Amaury Pierron by almost a second. Nearly a second back from Amaury is Danny Hart, the only rider not from France to make it into the top five. Loic Bruni finishes today just over two seconds back from Loris, with Thibaut Daprela very close behind.
Check out the full results below.
1st. Myriam Nicole: 3:18.839
2nd. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:23.458
3rd. Vali Höll: 3:23.496
4th. Camille Balanche: 3:25.595
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 3:30.866
1st. Loris Vergier: 2:49.693
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 2:50.690
3rd. Danny Hart: 2:51.544
4th. Loic Bruni: 2:51.835
5th. Thibaut Daprela: 2:51.861
1st. Izabela Yankova: 3:32.139
2nd. Kine Haugom: 3:50.616
3rd. Gracey Hemstreet: 3:51.710
4th. Leona Pierrini: 3:51.858
5th. Delia Da Mocogno: 3:55.677
1st. Pau Menoyo Busquets: 2:58.818
2nd. Jackson Goldstone: 2:59.047
3rd. Ethan Craik: 3:01.079
4th. Oisin O Callaghan: 3:02.196
5th. Tristan Lemire: 3:02.963
Full Results:Elite WomenRiders ranked 1-15 and protected riders who started qualify for finalsElite MenRiders ranked 1-60 and protected riders who started qualify for finalsJunior WomenRiders who started qualify for finalsJunior MenRiders ranked 1-25 and protected riders who started qualify for finals
On the one hand it is badass and cool and shit... On the other hand, it seems to me like the rate of injuries and people riding with serious injuries is so high this year.
If I'm wrong, post the response.
But this week Pom Pom would have qualified 119th.
It would be interesting if all the protected riders rode it 5 minutes slower than everyone, just to see what would happen.
If there are 10 protected riders(don't know how many there actually is) would 70 race?
(The gap back to the first rider is more random, because the top few riders are more like random outliers. They might also hold back in qualifying more or less.)
I was pulling for him