Rachel Atherton and Stevie Smith fastest WC qualifiers in Hafjell, Norway

Steve Smith and Rachel Atherton light up the after burners for convincing qualifying wins in Hafjell, Norway!

Stevie Smith was on an absolute flier at Hafjell, nearly five seconds quicker than Swede Robin Wallner with Smith’s Devinci team mate George Brannigan in 3rd spot.

Bryceland in 5th. Rock on.

Hup hup Greg Williamson 19th!

Jack Reading 24th!

Roy Cat Cunningham 29th.

Ben Reid 32nd

Brook MacDonald must have binned it up top, he finished way down.

Aaron Gwin rolled out of the start gate nursing an injury.

Click for full Men’s qualifying times.

Rachel Atherton blitzed the field by almost 7 seconds in Hafjell qualifying with Manon Carpenter 2nd and Emmeline Ragot 3rd.

Atherton was 80 points clear coming into this race so this win will do her overall chance a power of good.

Floriane Pugin didn’t start.

Click for full Women’s qualifying results


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