No sooner had qualifying finished than the heavens opened and set what we assume will be the tone for the rest of the weekend.

Dry tyres in the beating sun... there could be some puzzles to solve tomorrow
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Dodging the raindrops fastest were Matt Walker, Myriam Nicole and Aaron Gwin - the latter two pick up some nice points for the overall but we can't help but feel everything will be turned on its head if the rain persists through to tomorrow afternoon.

Gentleman in the pits, freak between the tapes
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Other talking points from the day are ridiculous saves from Blenki and Danny Hart (we really hope the videos end up online soon) and a puncture for Finn Iles causing him to slip well back in the juniors.

A puncture for Finn means we have to wait for tomorrow to see his true pace
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Today's the day it all goes down in motortown:

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No danger of buzzing the big wheels for Walker here
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Bruni is so desperate to get back on the top step and he was on it again yesterday
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Jack Moir is nicely poised in ninth on the Intense 29er. Expect big things this evening.
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Not the day Brosnan will have wanted yesterady. He was a few seconds off the pace and lost valuable points to Minnaar in the overall.
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Siegenthaler's best season ever continues. Another top five qualifier for her.
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Walker may look dominant but Iles was right on his tail until he punctured
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Big Flo Payet is back this weekend and stuck it straight into 12th
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Sandwiched by the Syndicate, Danny Hart has some time to find if he wants to take the win - he'll be praying the weather forecast is right
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Brosnan spotting his line over the polished slabs
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Full bore for Gwin yesterday. There's no sense in messing around when points are on the table.
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Pan shot for Minnaar who looks smoother than anyone... as always
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Second in juniors for Sylvain Cougoureux and a great shot at a win tomorrow
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We thought Tahnee would get on a roll after her Leogang win, fourth place is back on what we know she's capable of
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Pompon floated over the rocky road today to claim her spot at the top
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