Saturday saw the Semi Finals for the Downhill. Only the the top 80 get through! Who did? Find out here.
Saturday is the day of qualification for Sunday's finals. No more sectioning, just full runs keeping it pinned in practice to make sure you are in with a shout of making it through to tomorrow. The rain has stayed away, the dust is kicking up all over the place and the Brit dominance continues. Dan Atherton qualified first in the 4X last night. If my prediction is right, the BMX'ers will be ousted by the downhill contingent on this one. Back in DH a lot of people realised today just how much is packed into this course in a full run, rocks all over the place beating bodies for a lung busting two and half minutes.
So, to DH qualifying. They say that the young guns are ruling the scene these days. Have you told that to a certain Mr Peat? He Smoked everyone this afternoon to complete the course in 2:31:39 and has one and a half seconds to spare over Vaquez Lopez who recorded the second fastest run. Peat was the first down the course today and his time remained for the entire of the session, a good days work. Dan Atherton was faster than Gee and has been looking quick all weekend, hopefully he will find a little more tomorrow.
All Results can now be found on the UCI website www.uci.ch . The finals are tommorow, hopefully the sun will keep its head out and about. We need it too, seems to be a real lack of those other Sunn's people keep talking about.
As Ever… Keep it on the wheels….