Emmeline Ragot has stormed to a four second (almost) victory in women’s qualifying today.

Dark clouds loomed overhead and a light sprinkling of rain began to fall just ten minutes before womens qualifying. Fortunately the impending shower passed and we were treated to a scorchio of a qualifying session.
Lack of score board made it tricky to work out who finished where. Sabrina didn’t look happy with her run, nor did Tracy for that matter as she scooted straight back to the pits. It’s one hell of a physical track, not in the pedalling sense but in the amount of abuse the upper body gets battling through the rocks, roots and compressions.

It’s certainly shaping up to be an exciting final on Sunday.

Emmeline Ragot only just got her new bike built up late this morning.

Ragot attributes success to her lucky ladybird mascot.

Great to see Tracy Moseley up there, putting almost 5 seconds into third place Jonnier. But it is almost total French domination. We are pretty sure that it is top 20 only who will qualify for the final on Sunday, so Brit Fionn Griffiths is out.

Manon Carpenter with another great qualifing result in 7th.

How the women will line up for the finals on Sunday.

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