After a wet and wild practice and Timed Training session
on the now deeply rutted Leogang course riders are back between the tape to fight for the top qualifying spots ahead of tomorrow's racing.
World Cup overall leader Camille Balanche takes another top qualifying spot after mastering the mud to beat Vali Höll by just over half a second. Marine Cabirou wrapped up the top three but was over 12 seconds off the pace. Camille has proved at the last two Leogang rounds that she can take the win here so it will be interesting to see if anyone can answer her speed in finals.
For the Elite Men Benoit Coulanges bested the conditions putting just under half a second into Finn Iles who is returning from a concussion this weekend. Matt Walker ended the day in third and was the only other rider to come within two seconds of the top time. Riders will be putting in the work during practice tomorrow to try and close these huge gaps.
In the Juniors it was Jenna Hastings and Jackson Goldstone who went fastest and will be last down the hill tomorrow. There are some big gaps in the results and we are hearing that the track is pretty destroyed after the wet weather.
Check out the results below. Results:
1st. Camille Balanche: 4:25.013
2nd. Vali Höll: 4:25.620
3rd. Marine Cabirou: 4:37.310
4th. Myriam Nicole: 4:39.801
5th. Eleonora Farina: 4:50.225
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 3:41.625
2nd. Finn Iles: 3:42.090
3rd. Matt Walker: 3:42.604
4th. Danny Hart: 3:43.709
5th. Laurie Greenland: 3:44.009
1st. Jenna Hastings: 4:57.150
2nd. Gracey Hemstreet: 5:10.242
3rd. Vicky Clavel: 5:13.458
4th. Vanesa Petrovská: 5:17.406
5th. Izabela Yankova: 5:17.614
1st. Jackson Goldstone: 3:48.628
2nd. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 3:58.189
3rd. Henri Kiefer: 3:58.341
4th. Tristan Lemire: 4:00.037
5th. Tegan Cruz: 4:00.111
Full Results:Elite WomenElite MenJunior WomenJunior Men