Emilie was building speed and confidence on the track throughout the weekend but with some gnarly and intimidating features she still needed to tick off before race runs. A safe run put Emilie into 10th for qualification, safely into the finals but with some speed to try and find.
Sam has been riding well all week and enjoying the new track. With top 30 splits coming down the hill, he was looking good to qualify for his first World Cup finals. Disaster struck in the last woods where a sniper root took his front wheel and spat him outside the tape. Having to stop and re-join the track, Sam was gutted to be so close but missed out on qualifying.
Matt unfortunately was still carrying the shoulder injury from the previous World Cup race and was struggling with the big hits and strength needed to push hard on this track. Lacking the strength and tight times across the field meant Matt missed out on the finals by a few seconds.
Eddie rode well and qualified in a safe 32nd ready to push on in the final.
Bernard was full of confidence and couldn’t wait to get a race against the clock. A few small mistakes in the first split saw him lose a bit of time but a great ride for the remainder of the track placed him 10th. He was super happy with the qualification and how his speed was building throughout the weekend.