Val di Sole World Champs - seeding
All of yesterday's action
Catch up with all the action and news from yesterdays seeding runs
The stars of the future, the juniors get a lot of attention when it comes to World Champs. Some of the field will be moving up to elite next year and will be looking to leave the category on the high. No one did that more yesterday than Andrea Bianciotto, the Italian came from no where to put two seconds into the rest of the field and put down a time good enough for top 20 elite.
Behind him, Nikolas Nesteroff grabbed a lot of attention with a storming final section that leap frogged him into second. Following them were the usual suspects - Iles, Vige, Walker. Were they putting down a cruiser or are the rainbow stripes going to end up in unlikely hands?
It was no great surprise to see Rachel at the top of the timing sheet, but she was hard pressed here today - a charging Tracy Hannah was hanging on to her shadow and finished only half a second back.
These two were the class of the field with another clump of three riders, Pompon, Carpenter and Seagrave, ten seconds off the pace.
Danny Hart delivered on his favourite status by firing himself two and a half seconds clear in seeding - a warning shot across the bow of the rest of the competition for the Redcar Rocket.
The rest of the top five was dominated by the UK and France. Payet, Kerr and Thirion were all within a second of each other and will be jostling for podium spots tomorrow.