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Siegrist Jumps to Number One in Padova PGP 2-1
Martin Siegrist put in an incredible run to finish nearly a full second ahead of his nearest rival.  Photo Bob Ozman

Padova, Italy-
Martin Siegrist (SUI) became the number one qualifier for tomorrow’s Padova Grand Prix when he turned in a time of 1:58.276 on the highly technical Teolo course.  Yesterday’s number two qualifier Louis Pilloni (USA) lowered his time by more than a full second to retain the number two spot at 1:59.092.  Ramon Konigshausen (SUI) achieved his best ever qualifying performance in a World Cup race to finish third.

PGP 2-3
Louis Pilloni lowered his first day time but still wound up second.  Photo Marcus Rietema

Mischo Erban (CAN) also lowered his time and wound up fourth.  Patrick Switzer (CAN) rounded out the top five.  Every rider in the top six bested the time set yesterday by James Kelly (USA).    Kelly slid out and lost all of his speed resulting in a time that was more than four seconds slower than his Friday performance.  As a result he dropped to seventh in the final qualifying results.

PGP 2-2
Slalom ace Ramon Konigshausen achieved his best ever qualifying result with 3rd.  Photo Bob Ozman

Tomorrow’s race is going to be very interesting.  There are a few surprise skaters who cracked the top ten and a few really fast skaters who are seeded deeper in the field than expected.  Once the heats reach the quarter finals, it will be an all out war.  We’ll have all the details here for you tomorrow as soon as the race concludes.

PGP 2-4
Patrick Switzer put in another solid qualifying performance.  Photo Marcus Rietema

Padova Grand Prix
Final Downhill Skateboard Qualifying Results

1. Martin Siegrist                 Switzerland            1:58.276
2. Louis Pilloni                     United States         1:59.092
3. Ramon Konigshausen    Switzerland             1:59.131
4. Mischo Erban                  Canada                  1:59.213
5. Patrick Switzer                Canada                  1:59.634
6. Christoph Batt                 Switzerland            1:59.874
7. James Kelly                    United States          2:01.121
8. Scott Smith                     Canada                   2:01.121
9. Sebastian Hertler           Germany                  2:01.295
10. Jackson Shapiera         Australia                  2:01.425

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