4X ProTour Round 3 - Val Di Sole, Italy. Qualifying

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4X ProTour Round 3 – Val Di Sole, Italy. Qualifying

4x qualifying went down last night in Val di Sole. Tomas Slavik and Katy Curd went fastest.

4X ProTour Round 3 – Val Di Sole, Italy

Qualification has just happened here in Val Di Sole, Italy for round 3 of the 4X ProTour. The track here is long, fast and today was extremely dry and dusty. At about 46 seconds long and average speeds of 36 km/h, the action was fast and furious.

Photo: Charles Robertson

In the women’s qualification, Britain’s Katy Curd was the fastest ahead of Celine Gros and World Champion, Anneke Beerten. The top 3 women all went for the 2 pro line double jumps, clearing the first double but unfortunately with strong side winds were all unable to jump the second double. Tomorrow is going to be really interesting, as the women who jumps both pro line doubles, will be really hard to beat.

Photo: Charles Robertson

In the men’s, current series leader Tomas Slavik took the fastest time ahead of Michal Prokop and Scott ‘Boom Boom’ Beaumont. Slavik’s time of 44.881 put him 0.074 ahead of Prokop to give him the maximum points and fastest qualifier. The top 10 riders were separated by just 1.5 seconds and sets the scene nicely heading into tomorrows finals.

A quick mention has to go to Martin Soderstrom, the slope style rider from Sweden qualified in 21st just 2.1 seconds behind Slavik.

64 men and 16 women have qualified through to the finals tomorrow night which start at 20.30.


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