RESULTS: Qualifying, Maribor iXS Downhill Cup

Qualifying at the iXS Downhill Cup in Maribor has concluded today with a host of World Cup-caliber riders getting their feet wet for the UCI World Cup Downhill race next weekend. While most riders dropped in, there were a select few that show up as DNS (Aaron Gwin and Tahnee Seagrave are examples). We're waiting to hear the official word, but some have hinted at just going to get some practice on the course without risking injury by actually racing.

Riders not in attendance from the top end of the World Cup standings include Syndicate riders and Loic Bruni to name a few. It's an interesting situation for riders. Mid-pack World Cuppers would gain confidence by posting up at the iXS race (like David Trummer did today). Top-end World Cuppers could have confidence impacted with a less-than-stellar result (assuming they tried hard). Either way, it's fun to have some big racing in our laps.

Elite Men's Qualifying Results (full results)

31 top elite men will go through to the Super Final this time (top 30 qualifiers + any protected riders not placed in the top 30 in qualifying). The 31st rider in this case is Gee Atherton. The Super Final is held last. The final ranking of classification is made up of the rankings of the Super Final followed by the rankings of the small final (the remainder of qualified riders).

Elite Women's Qualifying (full results)

Tahnee was a DNS, not sure if she just didn't want to race or if something else happened

Junior Men's Qualifying (full results)

Here is the sharp end of the junior men's qualifying (check the full results in the link above for the complete list):

David Trummer's whip that took him to 2nd place today

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LOL from @tahneeseagrave

 

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