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RESULTS - QUALIFYING, Fort William World Cup Downhill - Some Big Names Miss the Cut

Qualifying for the second round of the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season has concluded in Fort William, Scotland. Unpredictable wet, windy weather made the long, unrelenting track in the Scottish highlands a challenge for the best mountain bike racers in the world. During Friday's training session, Loic Bruni suffered a collarbone break and is out for this weekend's race. Rachel Atherton made a smile-filled return to the downhill track for practice yesterday, but did not start today. We hope to see her going against the women and the clock soon. Tahnee Seagrave, Charlie Harrison and Kaos Seagrave among others, listed as DNS today.

Laurie Greenland found something none of the other Elite Men had taking qualifying by over 2 seconds with a 4:37.9. Charlie Hatton had his best quali result in 2nd with a 4:40.254 and Greg Minnaar needing to stretch just a little bit more in 3rd with a 4:40.450. From there, the rest of the Top Ten were separated by just two seconds. Camille Balanche earned the fastest time in Elite Women by 1.7 seconds over Vali Holl in 2nd with Myriam Nicole in 3rd. Jackson Goldstone and Jordan Williams were only separated by .6 seconds battling in the Junior Men's class, and in Junior Women's seeding, Phoebe Gale was in a league of her own some 13 seconds ahead.

Some heavy names in Elite Men didn't make the cut today including Aaron Gwin and Brook Macdonald. Neko Mulally was also outside of the top 60 along with a big list of DNF postings. #USDH results include Luca Shaw in 9th, Dakotah Norton in 23rd, Dante Silva in 27th and Austin Dooley 51st!

Elite Men's Qualifying Results

Laurie Greenland

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Elite Women's Qualifying Results

Camille Balanche

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Junior Men's Qualifying Results

Jackson Goldstone

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Junior Women's Seeding Results

Phoebe Gale

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