Lourdes World Cup Quali Results

Photos Johan Hjord
Date Apr 11, 2015

Lourdes World Cup qualifying runs are complete, and it was a wild start to the 2015 World Cup DH season. Frenchman Loic Bruni snagged top spot in the Elite Men’s field, while Aussie Tracey Hannah placed first for the Elite Women. Current World Champion Gee Atherton failed to complete his run with a possible wrist injury, Aaron Gwin suffered a disqualification, and flat-pedal master Sam Hill sat out with an ongoing shoulder problem. Stay tuned for race day action, and in the meantime, check out all the highlights from practice:

Elite Men’s Qualifying Results

Men's Qualifying Results Lourdes 2015

Elite Women’s Qualifying Results

Women Downhill Qualifying Lourdes 2015

We’ll have all the action here tomorrow for Race Day. Stay tuned…

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Tyler McMahon  - April 11, 2015, 2:58 p.m.

Could someone explain PROTECTED riders?


Matt Lee  - April 11, 2015, 7:47 p.m.

Fairly certain it's riders who placed in the top 20 of their division in 2014.


Kaz Yamamura  - April 12, 2015, 8:03 a.m.

As Matt Lee mentioned they are the top 20 from the 2014 standings. It means they will get to race all of the 2015 DH finals as long as they leave the start gate in qualis.


Nat Brown  - April 13, 2015, 2:09 p.m.

I'm pretty sure its the top twenty in the current overall standings. For this first race only, the top twenty at the end of last year are protected (ie. compete in the main race independent of their qualifying results). From here on out in this season it's based on the standings at the time.


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