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Qualifications UCI MTB World Cup DH #5 Lenzerheide – Junior Men, Elite Women/Men – Iles 1st, Verbeeck and Wallace 13th

by pedalmag.com

July 08, 2016 (Lenzerheide, SUI) – Canada’s Finnley Iles (Specialized Gravity powered by SRAM), who leads the series, topped the Junior Men’s field again with a 1.55s margin signaling his form is on once again. Fellow Canuck Magnus Manson (Team Canada) qualified a strong 9th while Henry Fitzgerald (Can) Steve Peat Syndicate / Uberbike Global placed 23rd.

Finnley Iles [P] Michael Cerveny

Lone Canadian starter, Vaea Verbeeck, qualified 13th in the Elite Women’s field as Tahnee Seagrave (Gbr) Transition Factory Racing / FMD was fastest down the mountain with Rachel Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH second and Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Vallnord 3rd.

Mark Wallace (Can) Devinci Global Racing secured a strong 13th-place result as Danny Hart (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team delivered the best time in the Elite Men’s qualifications.

Results

Junior Men

1. Finnley Iles (Can) Specialized Gravity powered by SRAM 03:18.039
2. Sylvain Cougoureux (Fra) Les Gets-Intense Team 1.55 Q
3. Elliott Heap (Gbr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Paypal 3.911 Q
4. Nikolas Nestoroff (USA) Intense Factory Racing 4.181 Q
5. Matt Walker (Gbr) Madison Saracen Factory Team 4.189 Q

9. Magnus Manson (Can) Canada 7.152 Q
23. Henry Fitzgerald (Can) Steve Peat Syndicate / Uberbike Global 13.406 Q
DNS Bracken Camilleri (Can) Canada

Women
1. Tahnee Seagrave (Gbr) Transition Factory Racing / FMD 03:39.409
2. Rachel Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH 0.469 Q
3. Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Vallnord 3.178 Q
4. Tracey Hannah (Aus) Polygon UR 4.303 Q
5. Manon Carpenter (Gbr) Madison Saracen Factory Team 7.053 Q

13. Vaea Verbeeck (Can) 20.163 Q

Elite Men
1. Danny Hart (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team 03:09.768
2. George Brannigan (Nzl) Commencal / Vallnord 1.870 Q
3. Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate 1.898 Q
4. Michael Jones (Gbr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Paypal 1.941 Q
5. Laurie Greenland (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team 2.315 Q

13. Mark Wallace (Can) Devinci Global Racing 5.525 Q
89. Forrest Riesco (Can) 14.170





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