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VAL DI SOLE – FRIDAY DH QUALI’S

Steve Smith looked always in control in almost every run today. 3rd in Quali proves you dont have to get wild to lay down a good time on this track. Smooth is Fast!

Another wild day in the field, as qualifications got underway in the downhill and once more TBS was there to capture the action. Aussies faired well overall, as they quickly adapted to the hard and fast track at Val Di Sole. Luke Ellison bounced back from his crash riddled race at Fort William and has seeded fifth in juniors whilst third place getter at the Fort, Dean Lucas, has seeded in ninth (despite having faster splits than all above him??)
In Elite Women it was once more the Rachel Atherton show, with a fat six second lead on Emmeline Ragot with Mannon Carpenter just behind, a near identical showing of last weeks top three. Tracey Hannah sits in a comfortable seventh in Elite Women, whilst Dani Beecroft and Tegan Molloy (with a over the bars) sit in third and fourth in junior Women or 37th and 38th in Elites. …View More

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