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World Cup 6 – Windham – Qualifying

We packed our back bags and headed south into the good ol' US of A.

We packed our back bags and headed south into the good ol’ US of A. Image: Zach Faulkner.

We headed down south from Mont Sainte Anne to Windham in the United States of America for round 6 of the world cup. In relation to last race this track is much shorter, around half the time overall. It does have a combination of fast sections, jumps and some rocky shale which is common in the area.

After last race where Josh Bryceland proved he's back will Windham be his second win this year?

After last race where Josh Bryceland proved he’s back will Windham be his second win this year?

Qualifying took place in pretty dusty conditions and results are as below. A few pointers, Rachel Atherton is the 2015 overall world cup champion, after qualifying first she now has an insurmountable points lead! Congratulations Rachel. The juniors are again racing to hone their skills, solid result by the group as they lead into world championships. Aaron Gwin shows he is keen to win at this home race, a solid gap on short course means he is the man to beat.

The juniors have been neck and neck all season, this trend continues in Windham, it is anyone's guess as who will take the victory.

The juniors have been neck and neck all season, this trend continues in Windham, it is anyone’s guess as who will take the victory.

Rachel tops the timesheet and has wrapped up the overall, it looks like she is on track for win number 5 this season. Look closely and you will see old school racer Missy Giove making an appearance. Throwbacks for days...

Rachel tops the timesheet and has wrapped up the overall, it looks like she is on track for win number 5 this season. Look closely and you will see old school racer Missy Giove making an appearance. Throwbacks for days…

Who is your pick? In reality there is a handful of riders who could take the win here, do you fancy the hometown here Gwin? Or do you think Bruni will claim his first win? Maybe you have a darkhorse picked as a surprise.

Who is your pick? In reality there is a handful of riders who could take the win here, do you fancy the hometown here Gwin? Or do you think Bruni will claim his first win? Maybe you have a darkhorse picked as a surprise.

Fastest qualifier, Aaron Gwin, shows us he is the man to beat at his home course with a 2+ second gap from 2nd place.

Fastest qualifier, Aaron Gwin, shows us he is the man to beat at his home course with a 2+ second gap from 2nd place.

Loic Bruni dancing across the rocks, second qualifier and hoping to improve one place come finals.

Loic Bruni dancing across the rocks, second qualifier and hoping to improve one place come finals.

Troy was so close last race, you just know he is hungry to take the win here.

Troy Brosnan was so close last race, you just know he is hungry to take the win here.

You can never rule Greg Minnaar out, the most successful male world cup racer of all time can increase his haul at anytime!

You can never rule Greg Minnaar out, the most successful male world cup racer of all time can increase his haul at anytime!

14th in qualifying Connor Fearon is one spot behind compatriot Dean Lucas, both looking for at least a top 10 this weekend.

14th in qualifying Connor Fearon is one spot behind compatriot Dean Lucas, both looking for at least a top 10 this weekend. Image: Zach Faulkner

That gives a quick snapshot of qualifying, finals yet to come! Tune back for more.

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