Out of the start gate for the first few laps of practice and it
Out of the start gate for the first few laps of practice and it

THE brits nearly get a clean sweep

Well that was a hell of a qualifying session! The track in Windham has just seen all three categories go over it and the times are tight as expected, not super tight but this is qualifying so things could come in closer tomorrow.

JUNIOR MEN

Once again Luca Shaw is able to put down the top seeding time of the day in the Juniors. Almost two seconds up on Loris, the two of them have just spent all season leap frogging one another, with not many of the other juniors being able to touch them. Put
Once again Luca Shaw is able to put down the top seeding time of the day in the Juniors. Almost two seconds up on Loris, the two of them have just spent all season leap frogging one another, with not many of the other juniors being able to touch them. Putting this down in finals could see him snatch back the leaders jersey.

In the Juniors series leader Luca Shaw took the 50 points prize home and extended his lead in the overall ahead of Loris Vergier. There was a new name in the form of Thomas Estaque from France in second who was followed by up and coming rider Ferran Jorba Prats in 3rd. Loris came over the line in 4th place and Atherton Racings' Taylor Vernon into 5th, there was just over a second separating the top 5 riders and after that the gap went to three seconds and increased to over 5 seconds by 10th place.

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ELITE WOMEN

Rachel Atherton trying not to get herself in too much of a pickle on track today. It was easy for the women to beat themselves up about not riding lines as quick as the guys, on such a short track, all the minimal gains you could make meant a lot when you
Rachel Atherton trying not to get herself in too much of a pickle on track today. It was easy for the women to beat themselves up about not riding lines as quick as the guys, on such a short track, all the minimal gains you could make meant a lot when you got to the bottom. This season has not gone so much to plan for Rachel but she will be eager to turn it over, especially with World's only around the corner.

After Emmeline took the Timed Training session by storm it was down to Rachel to make up that 1.2s gap and push herself for some much needed points in the US. She did just that and finished up qualifying fastest ahead of Ragot in second and Tracey Hannah in 3rd. Series leader Manon Carpenter is back in 4th but with her taking the fastest time through the speed trap she could well be saving something special for race day. Either way it's going to be a great race and the Women's title race is a great one to follow.

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ELITE MEN

Josh Bryceland out on track just having fun all day long. There was a really good vibe coming from some of the riders today, just loving the dusty track and enjoying go flat out the whole way down. Josh chats about his thoughts on the season so far.
Josh Bryceland out on track just having fun all day long. There was a really good vibe coming from some of the riders today, just loving the dusty track and enjoying go flat out the whole way down. Josh chats about his thoughts on the season so far.

After qualifying then winning in Leogang Ratboy went on to win qualifying in Mont Sainte Anne and land a second place come race day and now he has gone and done it again at Windham! First place for Josh here seeing his edge closer to series leader Troy Brosnan. There is going to be some speed coming from these boys tomorrow, could we see Josh going into the last race of the season wearing the leaders jersey? I'm calling it, no pressure Bryce!

Coming off some more climbing results Danny Hart went second quickest in timed practice less than a second off Gee Atherton who could only manage 15th in qualifying today. Aaron Gwin was less than a second back in Josh but at home he will be looking for the win with added gusto. Fellow American Neko Mulally posted his time into 3rd spot which is an amazing result, well deserved for such a talented rider. After his crash in practice Troy Brosnan doesn't seem to have been effected too much, 2.412s back but still within reach if he opens the taps up like we know he can. Loic Bruni is still chasing that elusive podium top step and he came over in 5th to round out the top 5.

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If you want to check out all our other content from the racing at the Windham World Cup so far then hit the links right here:

Track walk Gallery

Practice Gallery

Wyn’s Track walk chit chat

Timed Training Results

Claudio’s course preview

Peaty’s helmet cam with Ratboy Bryce

Troy Brosnan crash