Peyragudes, France - Douglas Silva earned the number one starting position for tomorrow's Peyragudes Never Dies Downhill Skateboarding Main Event. The qualifying race final featured the top two finishers of both the Odd and Even Qualifying Race brackets. Patrick Switzer finished second so he will start from the #2 position. Thiago Gomes-Lessa finished third earning him the #3 starting position and James Kelly was fourth placing him in the #4 spot.
The Peyragudes course is both technical and very fast with speeds exceeding 100 km/h (62 mph). In today's racing heats there were numerous crashes with a few riders sustaining injuries that will keep them out of tomorrow's final.
Peyragudes, France - Adam Persson set the fastest time in today's timed qualifying runs for Tomorrow's Odd and Even Qualifying races. Persson posted a time of 1:44.600 as he looks to make a big move upfrom his current 10th place in the World Cup points this weekend. After skipping Kozakov and Padova, Kevin Reimer made the trip over from Canada and immediately made his presence felt. Reimer set the second fastest time with a 1:44.840
James Kelly Breaks Through For The Win!!!
Photo: Liz Kinnish
Teolo, Italy - James Kelly capped off a strong weekend at the Padova Grand Prix by winning his first IGSA World Cup race. Kelly who hails from Petaluma, California, USA lined up in the final against number one qualifier Ramon Konigshausen, Douglas Silva and Luke Melo. Kelly is known as one of the most talented longboarders on the planet but until today a World Cup victory had eluded him.