[ad3] World Champion Loic Bruni takes his new Specialized Demo to the top by well beyond the 5 seconds, Rachel Atherton struggles a bit, and the results for qualies overall were a bit scattered with the wet conditions. Enjoy the photo gallery below. Results from Qualies are here.
Loic – on the gas and ready for his first World Cup Win aboard a new bike.
You can never count Ratboy out. Even when he looks like he’s just cruising – he’s pinned.
Gee Seems to be getting along on the new bike just fine. 3rd in Qualies and looking up to speed in conditions that surely favor him.
Stevie Smith is back after it. He’s had a tough couple of years riddled with injury. 4th in qualies shows that he’s playing for keeps.
Troy Brosnan is just so consistent. It’s been a while since he’s seen the top step, but he’s put in the work this off season.
Tahnée Seagrave coming in 3 seconds up on Rachel in qualifying. It’s Rachel vs. Everyone else in the women’s.
Although Finn Iles didn’t have the best qualifier, it’s all eyes on him. He will be the next big thing.
Perspective on the rut situation
The higher altitudes saw a bit of snow.
Peaty still givin her
No, really. it was rough. See this racers caliper floating about.
Shaun Palmer doin work.
Brendog’s custom Gambler.
All eyes on Gwin
Can anyone stop Rachel?
Loic has some mega fans at home in France.