Brazil tops podium at the women’s qualifying time trials. It was Paula Gallan who finished first, ahead of Karen Olimpio and Livia Dantas.
Paula Gallan: “I didn’t expect to be the fastest of the day. I’m used to ride marathon races (XCM), which is my main goal. This discipline is quite different but I pretty much love it. I’ll give my best for tomorrow’s finals. We’ll see how it goes.”
Frenchman Lorenzo Serres won qualifying, ahead of World Cup leader Jeroen van Eck. Luiz Henrique Cocuzzi from Brazil settled for third.
Lorenzo: “I’m very satisfied with my results, it’s a good motivation to start tomorrow’s finals. The aim is to perform well, so I can hopefully move up to second in the overall standings. It’s going to be very interesting on the slippery stones towards the finish line. Fingers crossed”.
The heats and finals will be held tomorrow, November 25 at 1 PM (GMT-2).
You can watch the action live here from 1 PM.