Stevie Smith and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Leogang 16

Qualifying in Leogang is done, and the cards are on the table. Stevie Smith continues his recent good run of form, taking top qualifying spot by over one second, and with it the 50 points on offer. With Mick Hannah managing to squeeze in between the 2 overall title contenders, Stevie is now ahead of Gee in the overall by a 3 points - which basically means that whoever is fastest between the 2 tomorrow will win the overall. Gee has been here before, and last time around he came out victorious by a tiny margin - will experience prevail, or will Stevie's current form and speed carry him through all the way? Tune in tomorrow to find out...

In the women's, Rachel laid down the law and consolidated her position atop the overall leaderboard. She has a more comfortable margin than Stevie in the Men's, but won't be counting her chicken before they hatch. Special mention to Jill Kintner bringing home a very respectable (and personal best ever World Cup qualifying result?) third place, just 4 seconds back.

It's all to play for in tomorrow's finals - don't go anywhere! And now is probably a great time to make your Vital OTB predictions too, for a chance to win a Rockshox Vivid shock!

Leogang 2013 DH Men's Elite Qualifying Results (full results)

Stevie Smith and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Leogang

Leogang 2013 DH Women's Elite Qualifying Results (full results)

Stevie Smith and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Leogang

Leogang 2013 DH Men's Junior Qualifying Results (full results)

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16 comments
  • iceman2058

    9/21/2013 2:35 PM

    We have had word that Minnaar has done damage to his cruciate ligament and the meniscus. So to sum up at this point, the war of attrition that is a season of DH racing has left us without Gwin, Hart, Minnaar, Hill and Macdonald among the usual podium threats.

  • Smutok

    9/21/2013 10:38 AM

    Yeah Neko, creeping up

  • b-kul

    9/21/2013 8:57 AM

    sic mic!

  • Pininator

    9/21/2013 8:37 AM

    So, it all comes down to the last run of the year and, essentially, the rider that finishes higher will take the overall. You cannot script it any better.

  • alejandro.vidal.3726

    9/21/2013 8:29 AM

    which bike did Steve use?

  • Pininator

    9/21/2013 8:39 AM

    The right one. Not sure if it was the Wilson, though.

  • Hyperpower!

    9/21/2013 8:25 AM

    Any word on Hill?

  • Pininator

    9/21/2013 8:40 AM

    He's listed as DNF and is a protected rider. He's in if he chooses to race at this point since he did start his quali-run.

  • Hyperpower!

    9/21/2013 10:10 AM

    I already know that, I was wondering if there were any updates on the injury...

  • iceman2058

    9/21/2013 2:32 PM

    We don't have more info on the injury at this time, but word in the field says he's unlikely to race.

  • onenerdykid*

    9/21/2013 8:13 AM

    anyone know which bike Stevie rode today?

  • Pininator

    9/21/2013 8:36 AM

    Not sure...but it was obviously the right choice.

  • sspomer

    9/21/2013 10:21 AM

    he's on his big bike in the RAW video from today that just went up.

  • juicetavo

    9/21/2013 8:12 AM

    what happened to danny hart??

  • iceman2058

    9/21/2013 2:31 PM

    Field report says Danny Hart has a fractured wrist.

  • Pininator

    9/21/2013 8:36 AM

    DNF, but he's a protected rider so he's in the finals. Not sure what happened with him, though.

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