And like that we’re back. Lenzerheide is in full swing although he’s been beaten twice this year, Aaron Gwin is seemingly unstoppable. He sometimes doesn’t participate in timed training, but when he does he generally takes it pretty easy. Today was a different story.
Showing that he truly is back on form, Greg Minnaar cruised in with the second fastest time, close to 4 seconds off of Gwin. Mick Hannah still has the speed as well even after a long injury plagued career – Sik Mik was 3rd fastest on the day.
Good buddies Bernard Kerr & Connor Fearon posted up the 4th and 5th fastest times of the day respectively.
Tracey Hannah had the fastest time of the day in the women’s field by 3.5 seconds, but bear in mind that the unstoppable Rachel Atherton didn’t participate in timed training.
Manon Carpenter and Emilie Siegenthaler rounded out the top 3 fastest times.
Finn Iles wasn’t listed in timed training so either he could be keeping his cards close to his chest…
Rachel Atherton, burying the bike deep into this turn.
Tracey Hannah, looking for precious pieces of seconds.
Matt Walker training hard with team in tow.
Keeping it low.
It’s really really dry out there.
Peaty with the most customized bike/kit of all time.
Head to toe in spots.
Troy Brosnan’s bike and kit are out of this world. Intergalactic custom paint job by Made Rad by Tony.
Gee always looks flat out…even when he’s just cruising.
Neethling streaking into 16th…
Fischbach in 35th position.
Whip Master #2
Can Loris Vergier back up his last big result?
SICK looking new bike for Loris. DT Swiss EX 511’s ?? They seem to be a new rim…
The Girls relaxing now that practice is over…
John Hall and his obsessive attention to Aaron Gwin’s machine, with the new FOX 40 with orange lowers, for now, only in the hands of the top riders on FOX.
The UR team hard at work on E.13 wheels which appear to be featuring a new wider rim.
The Athertons relaxing and having a good laugh. Game time tomorrow.