Qualifying for the 2014 PMB World Cup took a surprising turn with Aaron Gwin taking top spot, with Josh Bryceland second and Greg Minnaar shortly after. Gee Atherton had an unfortunate over-the-bar incident, but was unhurt, so don't count him out of the running either.
Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland during practice
Josh Lowe of Great Britain launching the big boys. He qualified 71st.
South African Martin Shane qualified 89th
Jasper Jauch of Germany qualifying 58th
Steve Peat railing and managing 17th in qualifying
Brendan Fairclough qualified 28th on his custom Scott Genius
Bryceland railing and stealing 2nd in qualifying
Sam Hill achieving a 9th in qualifying aboard his custom Nukeproof
Aussie Troy Brosnan taking 6th in qualifying
Gee Atherton had a bit of a spill, but recovered enough to take 15th in qualifying
[caption]Greg Minnaar, looking determined, qualified 3rd
Mitch Ropelato, flatted in qualifying and unfortunately qualify for the main event
Image credit: Eric Palmer - Monster Energy