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.
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.
The early morning blue skies were quickly replaced by spattering rain and finally a full-on downpour. The rain left the track super greasy but the hardpack resisted rutting up and it should be running fast again when the skies clear later today.
A bit of a lie down for Troy in practice and some scratches on that beaut frame. He's all dusted off and ready for qualies today.
Number 1 plate for Bruni and he'll be anxious to cling on to it for another year. With telemetry fitted, he's trying every trick in the book to make it happen.
Myriam had the measure of both Tahnee and Rach at the start of the year but a big injury has put her back. Time to turn things around at Worlds?
Rach is at her best when she fully attacks a track a la Mont Sainte Anne. Yesterday she was doing just that.
Mick loves the flat-out tracks and Lenzerheide is suiting him down to a tee.
Monika's incredible season as a privateer continues and she's great shout for a medal here at Worlds
The World Cup champ took a huge off in the top rock garden yesterday.
Tahnee looked comfortable on track yesterday and is well on her way to turning that World Champs medal drought around.
It's a fair pull to get the whip over this step up but it was no problem for Danny. He hit it more stylish than anyone and was looking fast from his first run.
Emilie is on a shit-hot custom bike and is loving riding at her home World Champs
Corner comparison with Brook...
... and Gwin.
Vergier nosing it in to another steep switchback.
A couple of punctures hampered him early on but Phil Atwill is back on the track he bagged his first ever podium on last year and looking the best he has all year.
Laurie also grabbed his first ever World Cup podium here last year and is looking to cap off a strong season with another big result.
Matt is still technically the reigning junior World Champ meaning there's no number 1 plate for any of the youngsters.
Puzzling or struggling? The two-time winner in Lenzerheide didn't look his normal fluid self yesterday.
Hannah was so close to the win in Cairns and you have to feel like this is another track that will suit her.