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RESULTS: Qualifying, 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH 21

A 29er on top and some incredibly close racing! Analyze the data from qualifying at Lourdes today.

RESULTS: Qualifying, 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH

A sizeable crowd, flawless weather and perfect track conditions made for one of the most exciting World Cup qualifying sessions in recent memory. Loris Vergier took a 29er to the top spot in Elite Men, Tahnee Seagrave put a hit out on Rachel Atherton in Elite Women's and Matt Walker was the fastest Junior of the day.

Study the data and get ready for race day!

Super Sick Slowmo from Quali practice this morning

Loris Vergier on his way to qualifying #1

Loic Bruni, 2nd
Luca Shaw, 3rd
Danny Hart, 4th
Aaron Gwin, 5th

Official Elite Men's Results

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Tahnee Seagrave 1st place qualifier.

Elite Women Qualifying Results

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Matt Walker, 1st Place

Kaos Seagrave, 2nd place
Finn Iles, 3rd place

Junior Qualifying Results

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All Things Lourdes World Cup DH

sspomer sspomer 4/29/2017 6:00 AM

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What happened to Florent Payet? I'd be gutted if he couldn't run in the final, after putting it on the podium in Val di Sol

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Let's be real though for a moment, Loris and Luca were top 5 contenders all last season as is Minaar and the times are reasonably tight. I don't see anything out of the ordinary here looking at the numbers.

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We need this reminder on every page: These are the 7th and 9th ranked guys from last year, and they are both ~20 years old, so it is completely normal that they keep progressing each year into their mid-twenties.

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I was about to comment about the top 23 Men being ranked same order through the speed trap, but it appears they are just giving an average speed down the track. Does anyone out there know if they will be having a speed trap this race?

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not sure. if it's not in qualifying, i'd wager it won't be in finals b/c the system is in place. total guess though. the timing company has changed from years past (used to be tissot, now it's chronorace). top speed was always rad to see

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Top qualifying result for rookie and privateer Keegan Wright 31st inside some big names, good hunting boi for the finals!

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bye bye 27.5 DH bike sales. See you on the other side, Felicia.

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I think it makes perfect sense for Loris, he's always been blazing fast, he was just a little on the loose side, which people often forget, because the French are almost all "slow iz smoozze, smoozze iz fast" type of riders. The wagon wheels most likely help him tame down his wild style

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