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[Racing] WC#5 Lenzerheide: Gwin & Hannah fastest in Timed Training

[Racing] WC#5 Lenzerheide: Gwin & Hannah fastest in Timed Training

08/07/2016
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08/07/2016

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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.

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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.

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Good buddies Bernard Kerr & Connor Fearon posted up the 4th and 5th fastest times of the day respectively.

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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.

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Manon Carpenter and Emilie Siegenthaler rounded out the top 3 fastest times.

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French pinner Sylvain Cougoureux threw up the fastest time for the Juniors, this is his first season in the World Cup ranks.  Second place went to Valentin Chatanay followed by Jackson Frew.

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Finn Iles wasn’t listed in timed training so either he could be keeping his cards close to his chest…

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Timed Training Lenzerheide – Elite Men
Timed Training Lenzerheide – Elite Women

Timed Training Lenzerheide – Junior Men

Dicht gefolgt von Rachel Atherton.

Rachel Atherton, burying the bike deep into this turn.

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Two GoPros on Rachel.  She might not need to be this analytical, but that’s likely a reason she’s so successful.
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Tracey Hannah, looking for precious pieces of seconds.

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Matt Walker training hard with team in tow.


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Keeping it low.

... aber unendlich staubig.

It’s really really dry out there.

Erik Irmisch und Jaque Bouvet unterhalten sich über die Lines im Steinfeld

Hmmmmm…

Auch Peaty führte seine Kuh - diesmal ohne Glocke - recht häufig heute aus.

Peaty with the most customized bike/kit of all time.

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Head to toe in spots.

. Troy Brosnan in neuem Star Wars Race Kit

Troy Brosnan’s bike and kit are out of this world.  Intergalactic custom paint job by Made Rad by Tony. 

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Gee always looks flat out…even when he’s just cruising.

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Neethling streaking into 16th…

Das Grün des Radons 's passt sich gut an den Hintergrund an

Fischbach in 35th position.

... bei dem Brandon Fairclough bekanntlich ne entäuscht

Whipmaster #1

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Whip Master #2

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Can Loris Vergier back up his last big result?

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SICK looking new bike for Loris.  DT Swiss EX 511’s ??  They seem to be a new rim…

Practice is over - Zeit zum entspannten Quatschen mit Freunden

The Girls relaxing now that practice is over…

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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.

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The UR team hard at work on E.13 wheels which appear to be featuring a new wider rim.

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The Athertons relaxing and having a good laugh.  Game time tomorrow.

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