Gee Atherton set the fastest time in qualifying today in Hafjell, Norway. The current leader of the UCI Downhill World Cup hared down the course in 3:30:051, just 0.1 seconds faster than Michael Hannah. Atherton’s main challenger for the 2013 title, Steve Smith was 5th quickest.
Like much of the season already, Rachel Atherton topped qualifying in the Women’s competition. Emmeline Ragot was only rider within a second of Atherton and there was big gap between the pair and the rest of the field.
The Parkin boys also sent us back some bonus footage of the hardfought teams vs. media slalom race which followed.