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Engen ranked as top female eliminator racer

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November 13, 2012, 18:00 GMT,
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World Champion Alexandra Engen (Sweden)

World Champion Alexandra Engen (Sweden)

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2012 women's rankings published

The website calculated and published final 2012 world rankings for the young cross country eliminator discipline. First-ever eliminator world champion Alexandra Engen topped the women's rankings, which were released shortly after the previously posted men's eliminator rankings.

Engen collected 1005 points and dominated the upper end of the rankings. The next best racer was Eva Lechner of Italy with 610 points. Engen's Swedish compatriot Jenny Rissveds finished third with 590 points. Kathrin Stirnemann and Anne Terpstra rounded out the top five rankings.

Eliminators made their debut as test events in the World Cup in 2011 and the first-ever eliminator world championships were held in Saalfelden, Austria, in September of 2012. Next year, there will be a record five World Cup rounds of the eliminator.

The UCI does not maintain separate rankings for the eliminator sub-discipline of mountain biking, but the website decided to fill that void and calculate rankings based on standard UCI points for major eliminator events.

The top 25 female riders in the 2012 ranking are shown below. See for the complete ranking of 86 racers.

2012 Women's Eliminator World Rankings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 1005  pts
2 Eva Lechner (Ita) 610  
3 Jenny Rissveds (Swe) 590  
4 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) 460  
5 Anne Terpstra (Ned) 450  
6 Cecile Ravanel (Fra) 445  
7 Anneke Beerten (Ned) 365  
8 Ramona Forchini (Swi) 350  
9 Rowena Fry (Aus) 340  
10 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 338  
11 Ana Zupan (Slo) 324  
12 Kajsa Snihs (Swe) 307  
13 Tracy Moseley (GBr) 306  
14 Heidi Sandsto Rosaasen (Nor) 267  
15 Chloe Woodruff (USA) 266  
16 Jolanda Neff (Swi) 250  
17 Annie Last (GBr) 250  
18 Laura Turpijn (Ned) 247  
19 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) 230  
20 Maaris Meier (Est) 204  
21 Ingrid Sofie Jacobsen (Nor) 203  
22 Julie Bresset (Fra) 200  
23 Tina Perše (Slo) 182  
24 Lucie Vesela (Cze) 180  
25 Katrin Leumann (Swi) 164  

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