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Windham World Cup downhill qualifying was a nail-biter today as times are incredibly close on the two-and-a-half-minute course. Speeds through the trap are pushing upwards of 70kph, and there is clearly no room for error in order to post a strong result.

Luca Shaw kicked off the timed runs with a 1st place in Junior category seeding despite having lackluster split results. The Top 5 Junior racers were all within the same 1.1-seconds of each other. The Elite Women's times were not quite as tight with Rachel Atherton running 1.4-seconds over Emmeline Ragot. Tracey Hannah had a strong run, putting her in 3rd while Manon Carpenter had a disappointing run down in 4th place, 4.6-seconds off the mark.

Considering the remarks about the race being one line and everyone having the same times, Josh Bryceland took his black eye and commanded a lonely, fast time all his own in the 2:26 range. His 1st place qualifying run was .7-seconds faster than 2nd place, Aaron Gwin which may as well be a 30-second victory on the short, rough course. Gwin was up by nearly 1-second on fellow American, Neko Mulally in 3rd, revealing that home-court confidence is high. Despite a horrific crash in practice, Troy Brosnan found himself in 4th place. From there, the times began to pile up and tiny fractions of a second began to separate riders. For instance, there were 10 riders all in the +7-seconds range.

Being 10-seconds off the pace left you somewhere in the range of 53rd place today at Windham. At Mont Sainte Anne last weekend, being 10-seconds off yielded a 25th place.

Gee Atherton and Sam Hill had results they'll want to forget, while Steve Peat and Cam Cole are Top 20 protected riders that had apparent mishaps, based on their times, minutes off the pace. They will still be able to compete on Saturday because of their overall rank.

It is clear that Saturday's race will be one for the record books, so stay tuned to Vital MTB for action and coverage.

Elite Men

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1 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE 2:26.392
2 GWIN Aaron USA19871224 SPECIALIZED RACING DH +0.730
3 MULALLY Neko USA19930219 TREK WORLD RACING +1.692
4 BROSNAN Troy AUS19930713 SPECIALIZED RACING DH +2.412
5 BRUNI Loic FRA19940513 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +3.257
6 HART Danny GBR19910920 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +3.621
7 MACDONALD Brook NZL19911125 TREK WORLD RACING +3.832
8 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +4.244
9 BEAUMONT Marc GBR19840925 GT FACTORY RACING +4.275
10 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +4.568
11 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +4.935
12 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 MADISON SARACEN FACTORY TEAM +5.151
13 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +5.536
14 BRANNIGAN George NZL19920409 TREK WORLD RACING +5.624
15 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 GT FACTORY RACING +5.695
16 WILLIAMSON Greg GBR19920608 TREK WORLD RACING +5.799
17 LUCAS Dean AUS19950502 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +5.967
18 GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS Marcelo COL19900509 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +6.119
19 BEER Nick SUI19870917 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +6.184
20 JONES Michael GBR19950222 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +6.621
21 NEETHLING Andrew RSA19840805 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +6.624
22 FEARON Connor AUS19940119 KONA FACTORY TEAM +6.625
23 THOME Patrick FRA19911020 GSTAAD-SCOTT +6.758
24 PEKOLL Markus AUT19871013 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +6.882
25 CUNNINGHAM Ruaridh GBR19890215 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +6.910
26 GEORGES Pierre Charles FRA19860206 LAC BLANC/SCOTT +6.947
27 SMITH Joseph GBR19900704 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +7.003
28 FAIRCLOUGH Brendan GBR19880110 GSTAAD-SCOTT +7.286
29 HEATH Harry GBR19910805 ORANGE DIRT WORLD TEAM, O'NEAL +7.323
30 PAULHAN Romain FRA19880416
+7.425
31 GAUVIN Remi CAN19920616
+7.592
32 RUFFIN Thibaut FRA19841030 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +7.621
33 HARNSTROM Oscar SWE19900420
+7.696
34 MASTERS Edward NZL19890818 BERGAMONT HAYES WORLD TEAM +7.739
35 KERR Bernard GBR19910216 PIVOT FACTORY DH TEAM +7.803
36 GUARDIA PASCUAL Bernat ESP19820930
+7.933
37 WARREN Austin USA19940528
+8.293
38 FIGARET Faustin FRA19931107 COMMENCAL +8.312
39 ATKINSON Bryn AUS19821209
+8.405
40 DALE Sam GBR19900212 MADISON SARACEN FACTORY TEAM +8.697
41 MOIR Jack AUS19940208 BERGAMONT HAYES WORLD TEAM +8.708
42 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 EVIL VENGEANCE TOUR +8.728
43 PANDUR Ziga SLO19910117 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +9.144
43 FERREIRO PAJUELO Antonio ESP19900103 EVIL VENGEANCE TOUR +9.144
45 MASTERS Wyn NZL19870418 TEAM BULLS - DH +9.657
46 READING Jack GBR19881210 SC INTENSE +9.717
47 JACKSON Eliot USA19900619 PIVOT FACTORY DH TEAM +9.729
48 BEER Matthew CAN19860926
+9.799
49 CONNELL Joseph GBR19940320 SC INTENSE +9.814
50 MOLLOY Harry GBR19910530 RRP GHOST +9.846
51 WALLNER Robin SWE19880704 W-RACING +9.882
52 BINGGELI Logan USA19890827
+9.902
53 VEZINA Mckay CAN19951022
+10.262
54 FISCHBACH Johannes GER19880304 RRP GHOST +10.289
55 NIEDERBERGER Noel SUI19950821 GSTAAD-SCOTT +10.324
56 CAUVIN Guillaume FRA19940521 HUTCHINSON UR +10.338
57 GRUBER Manuel AUT19921127
+10.527
58 AIELLO Kevin USA19910412
+10.595
59 BRAYTON Adam GBR19881019
+10.605
60 COULANGES Benoit FRA19941220 ROC VTT OZ EN OISANS +10.678
61 RIESCO Forrest CAN19940124
+10.740
62 NEVES CRUZ Bernardo BRA19910416
+11.087
63 WALLACE Mark CAN19950601 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +11.220
64 VON KLEBELSBERG Johannes ITA19950628
+11.228
65 FAYOLLE Alexandre FRA19950720
+11.437
66 NEWPHER Trevyn USA19811122
+11.468
67 KANGAS Alexander SWE19900809
+11.636
68 THIBAULT Samuel CAN19930721
+11.645
69 GUTIERREZ Rafael COL19940831
+11.694
70 MCMILLAN David AUS19940228
+11.869
71 ATWILL Phil GBR19950111 RRP GHOST +11.932
72 WALLNER Niklas SWE19900519 W-RACING +11.945
73 MCGLONE Fraser GBR19940531 PERTH CITY CYCLES +12.019
74 HAMILTON Louis NZL19940918
+12.214
75 STUTTARD Mathew GBR19930604
+12.408
76 GANNICOTT George GBR19950311
+12.622
77 KNAPEC Martin SVK19941204
+12.660
78 GALLEAN Mathieu FRA19890829
+12.879
79 KAMMLEIN - CUTLER Raphael NZL19950328
+12.970
80 WILLIAMS Peter GBR19881117
+13.114
81 WALKER Matthew NZL19900324 BANSHEE BIKES FACTORY TEAM +13.211
82 DI PASQUALE Charly FRA19900704
+13.242
83 SLOTEGRAAF Sidney CAN19881207
+13.404
84 KURTZ Cyrille FRA19860809 EVIL VENGEANCE TOUR +13.877
85 VAN STEENBERGEN Sebastiaan USA19940215
+13.927
86 THOMAS Richard GBR19880512
+13.977
87 TRUMMER David AUT19940601 RRP GHOST +14.119
88 CHANUDET Quentin FRA19920927
+14.222
89 CHAPMAN Rupert NZL19920409
+14.291
90 CAIRE Carlo ITA19940804 GRAVITALIA SQUADRA CORSE +14.481
91 ESTRADA PULGARIN Mauricio Ernesto COL19830110
+14.554
92 MORGAN Max USA19920622
+14.598
93 DAVIES Emyr GBR19900315
+14.719
94 PONS Melvin FRA19940805
+14.834
95 CRIMMINS Thomas AUS19950624
+15.001
96 MCCONACHIE Nicholas NZL19911121
+15.003
97 BELK George GBR19930529
+15.035
98 RUFFIN Gaetan FRA19910629 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +15.618
99 POLC Filip SVK19820410
+15.620
100 FURBEE Ben USA19890804
+15.866
101 SHIMIZU Kazuki JPN19920426 MADISON SARACEN FACTORY TEAM +15.882
102 VERNASSA Gianluca ITA19950904 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +16.524
103 COLOMBO Francesco ITA19951209 GRAVITALIA SQUADRA CORSE +16.778
104 CHAPUIS Maxime SUI19941222
+16.811
105 GARDENER Perry GBR19911110
+17.092
106 THOMAS Kyle USA19860907
+17.622
107 CONTE Dylan USA19931014
+17.625
108 DANIELS Michael USA19901128
+17.760
109 PUJOL Alexis FRA19880611
+17.958
110 RICARD Philippe CAN19940731
+18.381
111 COMETTI Luca USA19951208
+18.394
112 SMITH Brent AUS19950429
+18.619
113 BETANCUR Jonhy COL19871029
+19.179
114 BREWIN Gareth GBR19910623
+19.417
115 LANGEVIN Hugo CAN19950723
+19.819
116 BARLIN Chris AUS19870504 GREEN TO GOLD RACE DEVELOPMENT +19.894
117 MORRIS Oliver GBR19841201
+20.030
118 GIBBS Guy GBR19900318
+20.580
119 REASCOS YEPEZ Juan Sebastian ECU19911003
+21.485
120 FRASER Rob CAN19900912
+21.929
121 LARBEYOU Guillaume FRA19940915
+22.240
122 LIVORTI Gionata ITA19931117
+22.672
123 MOON Brendan AUS19910407
+22.706
124 LARAMEE Julien CAN19871126
+22.724
125 GULLAND Morgan GBR19950624
+23.213
126 BLAIR Lachlan GBR19951013
+23.655
127 ORTIZ Ivan Alejandro ECU19880411
+23.669
128 GRAVESON Zach USA19940802
+25.225
129 MCDOWALL Kirk CAN19901126
+25.623
130 ZULUAGA Esteban COL19911117
+26.681
131 MARTINEZ MUNOZ Adrian MEX19880314
+30.793
132 OSTERMANN Philipp AUT19900924
+32.040
133 POSADA Sebastian COL19920912
+34.405
134 PEREIRA Bruno BRA19880411
+35.861
135 MUDD Graeme AUS19930116
+41.443
136 LOPEZ RUIZ Javier MEX19911211
+44.317
137 COLE Cameron NZL19880203 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +1:17.962
138 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +2:01.649

EVANS Craig GBR19910216
DNF

CERVANTES Luis Guillermo MEX19940204
DNF

CAWTE Lawrence NZL19950119
DNF

JARRIN MOLINA Mario José ECU19840125
DNF

PARRET Arthur FRA19930131 DAGG - RACING TEAM DNF

Elite Women

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1 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 GT FACTORY RACING 2:45.496
2 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +1.476
3 HANNAH Tracey AUS19880613 HUTCHINSON UR +2.677
4 CARPENTER Manon GBR19930311 MADISON SARACEN FACTORY TEAM +4.649
5 KINTNER Jill USA19811024
+8.863
6 SEAGRAVE Tahnee GBR19950615 FMD RACING +12.420
7 GATTO Micayla CAN19880821 PIVOT FACTORY DH TEAM +12.886
8 VERBEECK Vaea CAN19901125
+20.108
9 CURD Katy GBR19890427
+20.921
10 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 EVIL VENGEANCE TOUR +21.302
11 BROWN Casey CAN19901027 BERGAMONT HAYES WORLD TEAM +22.885
12 OURDOUILLIE Fiona FRA19950726
+25.051
13 NOGUEIRA Camila ARG19930929
+25.183
14 CAPPELLARI Carina SUI19911106
+25.263
15 HILL Jaime CAN19790706
+28.658
16 COLUMB Alanna NZL19880723
+29.885
17 TYAS Sophie NZL19941101
+30.266
18 ZIMMER Alison USA19790818
+31.355
19 GALLEAN Chloe FRA19940207
+33.676
20 MOLLOY Tegan ° AUS19960118
+35.076
21 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827
+35.684
22 SANDLER Veronique NZL19930417
+40.009
23 MARTH Steffi GER19850819
+42.203
24 COURTNEY Kristen CAN19811103
+49.375
25 GANDOLF Rae USA19730420
+54.974
26 ELGES Mary USA19661103
+57.161
27 CRISP Michelle AUS19860801
+59.565
28 LEBLANC Jenny CAN19810621
+1:24.698

BATTY Amanda USA19870426
DNS

DANEY Lauren USA19931125
DNS

WILLIAMS Gabriela CZE19810728
DNS

ALLISON Taylor ° USA19960710
DNS

Junior Men - Full Results (PDF)

Photo

Win SRAM GUIDE RSC Brakes with Vital OTB, Windham

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