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2012 Mont Sainte Anne Downhill Qualifying

<b>Aaron Gwin, What can we say? Another first place and a few more points.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Rachel Atherton qualified with a 4-second buffer today. Smoothing out the slabby rock section with ease.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Greg Minnaar: Second today about 2 seconds behind Gwin. Was he pinned or playing it cool? The mind games begin.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Danny third today leaned and locked.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Moses once parted the Red Sea, Brook MacDonald is separating the rockgarden and with no crashes, Brook posted up 4th today!</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Justin Leov finally had it all come together today. Sometimes things just need to click into place. 5th Place.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>This frozen crash scene of Mitch Ropelato will go to the Madam Tussaud wax figure show. Look to the right...marshals be textin'. LOL. </b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Gee didn't do too bad today all things considered 6th place after a crash most people wouldn't even be able to walk away from </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Andrew Neethling blasting, having fun and qualifying 9th.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Keeping the heritage rock at the original place and building the course around it.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Never trust a watch you didn't calibrate yourself. SRAM decorative time pieces going for big bucks at local auctions.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>The rat pack, Mitch, Kerr and Jackson. Check their qualifying positions.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Brush Kashima coating only with a Japanese Whale Beard Brush.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Seanan O'Riordan, Ireland. Sven, eyes closed behind the tape and ready to get dirty. See the result in the next slide.</b> -The HOF

<b>POW!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Myriam Pom Pon Nicole was second today, but clipped in she may loose a few die hard fans. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Connor Fearon is another Australian young gun who loves dry conditions. He was fastest junior qualifier. Hopefully he can replicate his Australian success here at a World Cup.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

<b>Riders check to see if they made the cut while the organizers lay down the final coat of paint. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>After Steve Smith's flat tire fiascos yesterday, Gabe Fox took no chances and ordered in a new tire pressure gauge for the Devinci pits.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Brownie gives us a run down on the day in the life of a team manager.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Ben Reid lets us know the pressures of not being a protected rider.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Dean Lucas, 61st today and 4th junior, lets it loose today in his run. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oy Oy Oy.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Evan Warner</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The qualifying run: At the end of the day, it's just you against the clock.</b> -Hoshi Yoshida

Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton top the field during qualifying at Mont Sainte Anne

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