There has been a change up at World Champs this year as qualifying replaced seeding and riders had a bit of extra pressure to make it to Sunday's final (although with 60 junior men spots and more junior women slots than riders, it wasn't too big a difference). The juniors were first up bright and early this morning and Edwards and Holl cleaned up.

Lenzerheide junior qualifying top fives

Men

1. Kade Edwards - 3:11.171
2. Patrick Butler +8.202
3. Kye A'Hern +9.914 
4. Thibault Daprela +10.611 
5. Giacomo Masiero +12.128 

Women

1. Vali Holl - 3:59.029
2. Mille Johnset +12.328 
3. Anna Newkirk +14.709  
4. Mathilde Bernhard +21.974  
5. Paula Zibasa +35.435  

Kade Edwards won the juniors by a stunning eight seconds on a track still greasy from overnight rain. It's his last race in juniors and clearly he's looking to make a statement before moving up to elites. 

He'll have two Aussies chasing hard behind him tomorrow as Butler and A'Hern follow closely behind. World Cup overall winner, Thibault Daprela was fourth and Masiero Giacomo fifth.

No surprises in the junior women's race as Vali Holl took top honours. She was pushed closer than any other race this season though as Mille Johnset got within 12 seconds of the Austrian prodigy. Third place went to Anna Newkirk with Mathilde Bernhard and Paula Zibasa also making the top five.

Lenzerheide junior qualifying results

Men

Full results

Women

Full results

Elite women's results

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