The Santa Cruz 29ers finally showed their hand in qualifying as Loris Vergier went fastest and Luca Shaw third.
Vergier was sixth down the hill and his time of 2:2:52.684 never came close to beaten. Splitting the Syndicate members was Loic Bruni with a time of 2:53.106, just 0.1 ahead of Luca Shaw.
World Champion Danny Hart was fourth with a 2:53.329 and Aaron Gwin fifth on 2:53.992.
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It’s all to play for tomorrow as just 1.8 seconds separates the top 7. However we spoke to Rob Roskopp and he just said: “that’ll do”.
Lourdes World Cup 2017: Men’s qualifying results