Hector Leonardo Paez from Colombia won the third UCI MTB World Cup marathon at the Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike in Villabassa, Italy. The 24-year-old laid back the 119,9-kilometer long and 3,822-meters of total climbing course in four hours 52 minutes and 37 seconds. The Full Dynamix biker won with an advantage of six minutes and 25 seconds over Yader Zoli (KTM International) from Italy, who beat his teammate Mirko Pirazzoli (Salieri Arredo Quattro) in a sprint finish. Fourth to finish was the Olympic champion Bart Brentjens (Giant racing Team) from Holland (+7.18), fifth Thomas Dietsch (+7.53) from France.
Among the women the winner was the 32-year old Esther Süss (Ghost International Racing Team) from Switzerland, Küttingen in the canton Aargau, with a time of five hours, 47 minutes and 17 seconds. She was followed by her fellow countrywoman Daniela Louis from the canton Toggenburg (Team: Stöckli Craft), who finished with an arrear of four minutes and two seconds.
For full results from the third round of the UCI World Cup Marathon Series, click here.