Many mountain bikers race less often than roadies, but that didn't stopped Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesja (Multivan Merida) from making three podium appearances in eight days.
At the Bike the Rock race in Heubach in southern Germany, Dahle Flesjå finished third behind Irina Kalentieva and Ren Chengyuan. Dahle was in the middle of a tough training period and competed in three races within eight days winning two of them.
On the men's side, Belgium's Roel Paulissen won the UCI race by leading from start to finish. First World Cup winner José Hermida finished in fifth position 98 seconds back, while Ralph Näf seemed to have overcome respiratory problems to finish seventh.
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