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UCI MTB World Cup DH#1 Lourdes Qualifications – Iles 3rd, Miller 8th, Wallace 19th

by pedalmag.com

April 29, 2017 (Lourdes, France) – Canada’s Finnley Iles (Specialized Gravity), the defending Junior Men’s series champ, led Canucks with a strong 3rd place finish today in the Qualifications at UCI MTB World Cup DH#1 as the season gets underway in Lourdes, France. Miranda Miller (Can) Specialized Gravity qualified 8th in the Elite Women’s field while Mark Wallace (Can) Canyon Factory Racing DH was the top Canuck placing 19th in the Elite Men’s category.

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Junior Women

1. Melanie Chappaz (Fra) Dorval Am Nicolai    04:22.9
2. Flora Lesoin (Fra)    14.248
3. Alessia Missiaggia (Ita) GT Factory Racing    01:10.1

Junior Men
1. Matt Walker (Gbr) Madison Saracen Factory Team    03:02.7
2. Kaos Seagrave (Gbr) Transition Bikes / FMD Factory Racing    0.923
3. Finnley Iles (Can) Specialized Gravity    1.673
4. Kade Edwards (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH    5.949
5. Sylvain Cougoureux (Fra) Les Gets Intense Team    6.622

11. Anthony Poulson (Can) Kona Factory Team    11.442
50. Ben Wallace (Can)    42.179

Elite Women
1. Tahnee Seagrave (Gbr) Transition Bikes / FMD Factory Racing    03:29.0
2. Rachel Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH    1.334
3. Manon Carpenter (Gbr) Radon Factory Downhill Team    2.362
4. Tracey Hannah (Aus) Polygon UR    2.947
5. Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Vallnord    4.927

8. Miranda Miller (Can) Specialized Gravity    13.407
20. Vaea Verbeeck (Can)    47.541

Elite Men
1. Loris Vergier (Fra) Santa Cruz Syndicate    02:52.7
2. Loic Bruni (Fra) Specialized Gravity    0.422
3. Luca Shaw (USA) Santa Cruz Syndicate    0.584
4. Danny Hart (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team    0.645
5. Aaron Gwin (USA) The YT Mob    1.308

19. Mark Wallace (Can) Canyon Factory Racing DH    6.158
41. Forrest Riesco (Can)    10.765
82. Magnus Manson (Can)    17.024
107. Henry Fitzgerald (Can) Norco Factory Racing    23.872

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