Scotty Mears was one of the unlucky ones today who got caught out by the track and got a flat near the top and chose to walk back to the top lift station dashing his hopes of a good end to the season.
Adam Brayton has been loving the track and throwing down some rowdy whips and hucks all through practice, mid pack finish today in qualis sees another good solid base for tomorrows finals.
Needles has been trying out some pretty posh cranks this week to help him and trainer Alan Milways disect his power output.
This is the on bar computer that the cranks talk to and use to log all the info on power output through out the whole course. More info and data means better training.
Rich Thomas has been pitting out of the hire car all week and living with the rest of the Brit pack, in his words "like lads on tour but colder" , good mid pack finish today in qualis gets him comfortably in to the big show tomorrow.
Steve Peat/old school won timed praccy yesterday and backed it up with a solid top 10 finish in qualis today, lets see what tomorrow can bring.
Steve Smith took the win here in quali today and has been looking flat out all week , a track that seems to suit him down to the ground and with more in the tank he should be up there come finals.
Steve smith again in the greasy woods, nice kit matching the crash pads.
Gee Atherton came down with a good top 10, but not what he will have wanted.
Needles had a less than full bore run and came down in a solid 12th, not what he was hoping for but a good place to be coming in to tomorrows finals, here he gets a bit sideways up top this morning.
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