A stacked field and some seriously tight racing was the scoop from Dual Slalom qualifying at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Mick Hannah edges out Jared Graves with Kyle Strait showing his strength and power with a 3rd place result. Downhill powerhouse, Cam Cole finished 4th and new kid on the block, Luca Shaw pulled in for 5th. Dual Slalom finals take place later this afternoon at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic, so stay tuned for results.

UPDATES from the sidelines of Dual Slalom qualifying

  • Brendan and Ratboy clipped in. "This sport needs a hero. Good grief."
  • Peaty and Minnaar on Santa Cruz Bronsons, but "they looked slow in and out of the corners." Josh Bryceland and Cedric Gracia on Santa Cruz Blur TRc's and "looked snappier."
  • Mick Hannah and Jared Graves practiced and qualified together, both were "haulling ass."
  • Aaron Gwin looked smooth, "was surprised to see him so far down the list."
  • Was not surprising to see Cam Cole up there because he was so smooth.

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  • sspomer

    4/20/2013 5:38 PM

    just got word it's peaty (on a bronson!) and graves in the final round.

  • enrico650

    4/20/2013 3:35 PM

    Let us know how close the big wheeled bikes make it to the podium on DS and DH.

  • heikki.hall

    4/20/2013 3:31 PM

    I noticed on Minnaar's Instagram that it looks like he is getting a Blur TRc ready.
    Is 650b not all its cracked up to be

  • johnnyboy.ca

    4/20/2013 1:52 PM

    Hmmm I must be getting old. Lopes at the event but not racing the DS and Eric Carter fails to even qualify....
    edit: Word up to Kirt Voreis though for keeping it real!

  • sspomer

    4/20/2013 1:51 PM

    updated w/ some sideline commentary

  • heikki.hall

    4/20/2013 1:39 PM

    That is going to be some good racing. There is going to be a ton of FAST riders getting knocked out in the round of 32.

  • sadfusde

    4/20/2013 1:28 PM

    Strait never fails to amaze me, best allround rider ever!!

  • JCL

    4/20/2013 5:05 PM

    Mick? Gee? Brenda?

  • pink wolf

    4/20/2013 1:22 PM

    Brenda. Haha

  • swadd1er

    4/20/2013 1:15 PM

    Any live streams for the final?

  • sspomer

    4/20/2013 1:17 PM


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