Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy (UKR) has continued his poor form from Charlotte and again has missed qualification here at World Cup #2. The Olympic qualified Ukrainian was way off the pace and finished back in 16th position.
Junior World Champion Jamie Cooke (GBR) also failed to qualify after a disappointing fence and shoot.
2010 World Champion Serguei Karyakin (RUS), World #1 Aleksander Lesun (RUS) and Nick Woodbridge (GBR) all looked in good form and qualified easy.
Pavel Iliashenko (KAZ) and Denis Cerkovskis (LAT) won the race to the finishing line to secure the last 2 qualification places.