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.

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.

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