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Greg sat in first place with 11 riders left to go."I was too tense up top," said Greg as he questioned whether or not his run would hold up for a win.
A close 2nd place at split one, just by milliseconds behind Gee's split 1 time, Danny's run just faded away from there.The Canadian dropped to third at split 2 while pedaling like a mad man but couldn't quite make up the time set by Brook Mac Donald.He squeezed in front of Sam Hill, just behind Brook.Pedaling be damned, Sam Hill came across the line in first place, two seconds faster than Greg Minnaar with a .843, the first rider with sub- time.Seven riders remained but Sam ended up 6th on the day.Unfortunately, a win was not in the cards but the experience Australian earned a respectable 5th overall.
Sam Blenkinsop (Lapierre Gravity Republic) raced next.
Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate), who crashed in his qualifying run but raced as a protected top 20 rider, was the first to crack the mark.
All eyes were on 14th place qualifier, Aaron Gwin (Specialized Racing) as he dropped in.
Next up, 2012 World Champ, Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) had similar poor qualifying results to Gwin, and the MTB world expected to see a race run that made us forget about his qualifier. First split of 11th place at the time had us guessing, but his second split time displayed first place.
The rainbow stripes must have been working as he pedaled to an incredible .777, just .019 ahead of current hot seat holder and team mate, Josh Bryceland.
The flat pedal battle continued as Brook Mac Donald (Trek World Racing) came down the course with momentum and flow, but a first split time that was 8th place.