Rachel Atherton, Take a Bow.

As downhill qualifying got under way in Lenzerheide, a fair bit of attention was on one of the winningest riders ever. One Rachel Atherton.

After breaking her Achilles, bringing a new life into the World, helping run a bike brand and a bike park, the legend that is Rachel Atherton has only gone and slotted neatly into 2nd place in qualifiers in Lenzerheide.

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She splits fastest rider Cami Balanche, who was four seconds out front, and Vali Höll, one second adrift of the Continental Atherton star.

Photo by Bartek Wolinksi.