Saturday Update from Vallnord - Dirt

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Saturday Update from Vallnord

It’s been fairly scorchio up till now, but this morning the clouds have arrived bringing rain to the Vallnord Bike Park. It’s a shame because the 4x track was pretty dry for last nights qualifying, with the last straight doubles being open for business.

Weather Update:It’s 10.00 am here and the rain is slooshing it down, should be good for the downhill (more practise today 12-15.00) but means the 4x will be a ploughing match (finals tonight from 18.00 local time.)

Weather Update: It’s 12.00 noon now and the rain has stopped, the mountains are shrouded in mist and fog. I think a weather presenter might summarize with a phrase like “scattered showers”

Weather Update: It’s 16.00pm local time, the mist has cleared and the rain has stopped, the weather forecaster would have probably apologised for previously saying “scattered showers” and changed her summary to “mild, slight wind, cloudy…how about overcast?”

The DH track is cutting up nicely with some lovely looking roots coming through, it’s looking more like Innerleithen by the hour, the Brits should feel quite at home here. Since the track is fairly short with a quick chairlift rider’s are getting a ton of runs in.

Due to a technical balls up, the internet is going to be shut down in the press tent for most of today and tomorrow, but I have purchased some carrier pigeons from a local farmer, so the news will continue to fly.

4x qualification.

1/ Saladini 49.30
2/ Dan Atherton 49.92
3/ Deldycke 50.18
4/ Tschugg 50.19
5/ Gracia 50.30
6/ Tatarkovic 50.61
7/ Meyenborg 51.42
8/ Meijer 51.49

11/ Lopes 51.92
24/ Matt Simmonds 54.73
25/ Lewis Lacey54.74
28/ Dave Wardell
35/ Will Longden
36/ Bernard Kerr
38/ Will Evans
41/ Pat Campbell-Soup

Womens 4x qualification

1/ Beerten
2/ Griffiths
3/ Molcik
4/ Suemasa

Brolleys ahoy, looks like rain dear.

Cunny grills Peat with the intensity of a Paxman interview, check out DirtTV…coming soon.

Nice puppies.

There’s some wheeling and dealing going on in the press room, photo’s and favours are being traded for bike parts, I scored a set of pedals in return for the last cheese roll from this man.

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