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Club La Santa Four-Day MTB Race 2012

Date range:
January 28-31, 2012

January 30, Day 3:

Litscher continues winning streak with time trial victory

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Cycling News
Published:
January 31, 2012, 15:42 GMT,
Updated:
January 31, 2012, 15:52 GMT

Bigham wins her first stage in women's category

Thomas Litscher and Karl Markt went one-two on the stage

Thomas Litscher and Karl Markt went one-two on the stage

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Thomas Litscher and Sally Bigham won the stage 3 time trial on Lanzarote on Monday.

It was Litscher's third stage win in this year's race. As the race leader, he started last, but was soon climbing the hill with his caught teammate Karl Markt after both overtook Ismael Ventura. Litscher clocked the fastest time, with Markt in second. Benjamin Justesen was third and Luis Leao Pinto took fourth on the stage ahead of Christian Schneidawind in fifth.

It was Bigham's first stage win of the race. She defeated fellow top female racers Adelheid Morath by 1:34 and Annika Langvad in third. Langvad's ride was still good enough for her to keep her overall lead.

Emil Oliver Giraldi and Malene Degn won the cadet men's and women's races, respectively.

All racers battled a tough wind on a beautiful course.

The final stage happens on Tuesday over 80km on what will be the toughest and longest of the four courses.

Full Results

Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Litscher (Swi) 0:56:42  
2 Karl Markt (Aut) 0:00:59  
3 Benjamin Justesen (Den) 0:01:11  
4 Luis Leão Pinto (Por) 0:01:36  
5 Christian Schneidawind (Ger) 0:02:31  
6 Karl Platt (Ger) 0:02:33  
7 James Angus Ouchterlony Heathcote (GBr) 0:03:30  
8 Christian Kreuchler (Ger) 0:03:32  
9 Ismael Sanchez Ventura (Spa) 0:03:53  
10 Erik Knudsen (Den) 0:04:05  
11 Roland Golderer (Ger) 0:04:09  
12 Casper Saltoft (Den) 0:04:35  
13 Michael Schuchardt (Ger) 0:04:44  
14 Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz (Spa) 0:04:49  
15 Simon Scheiber (Aut) 0:05:31  
16 Victor Del Corral Morales (Spa) 0:05:46  
17 Thomas Bundgaard (Den) 0:06:09  
18 Niels Rasmussen (Den) 0:06:26  
19 Johnni Junker Nielsen (Den) 0:07:25  
20 Manuel Rojo Nieto (Spa) 0:07:53  
21 Louis Bendixen (Den) 0:08:00  
22 Sylvain Garde (GBr) 0:08:36  
23 Francisco Jose Perez Cruz (Spa) 0:08:54  
24 Fabián Molina Delgado (Spa) 0:09:53  
25 Ruben Calvo Gomez (Spa) 0:10:40  
26 Marco Almeida (Por) 0:11:38  
27 Steve Ferguson (GBr) 0:11:42  
28 Juaquin David Martin Hernandez (Spa) 0:12:27  
29 Jose Maceira Rodriguez (Spa) 0:12:31  
30 Ashleim Jones (Den) 0:12:45  
31 Rafael Jesus Sanchez Ruiz (Spa) 0:12:50  
32 Danny Files (Bel) 0:13:04  
33 Benno Weber (Ger) 0:13:09  
34 Aureliano Negrin (Spa) 0:13:22  
35 Kris De Nef (Bel) 0:13:40  
36 emil oliver giraldi (Den) 0:13:55  
37 Jose Agustin Perez Morera (Spa) 0:14:02  
38 Jaime Menendez de Luarca (Spa) 0:14:15  
39 Aitor Navarro Hita (Spa) 0:14:36  
40 Mads Bødker (Den) 0:15:04  
41 Jakob Holm Lauritsen (Den) 0:15:06  
42 Magnus R. Westergaard Petersen Cadets (Den) 0:15:11  
43 Niels Bay Pedersen (Den) 0:16:40  
44 Victor De Leon Tejera (Spa) 0:17:11  
45 James Roe (GBr) 0:17:13  
46 Thomas Nyvang Hansen (Den) 0:17:57  
47 Bo Falck Hansen (Den) 0:18:14  
48 Barry Wilson (GBr) 0:19:14  
49 Daniel Casanova Expósito (Spa) 0:19:26  
50 Henrik Helmer (Den) 0:20:41  
51 Jose Luis Agra Torres (Spa) 0:20:52  
52 Thomas Atkinson (GBr) 0:20:53  
53 Rico Busk (Den) 0:20:56  
54 Gerald Moser (Fra) 0:20:57  
55 Silverio Antonio Rodriguez Moreno (Spa) 0:22:17  
56 Domingo Morin Rodriguez (Spa) 0:22:33  
57 Pedro Baltasar de la Paz (Spa) 0:23:16  
58 Uffe Degn (Den) 0:23:33  
59 Fernando Mainar Val (Spa) 0:24:51  
60 Malte Birch (Den) 0:24:52  
61 Gustav Als (Den) 0:25:12  
62 Anton Bødker (Den) 0:25:33  
63 Jaime Alexis Gonzalez Cabrera (Spa) 0:26:19  
64 Christian Birch (Den) 0:27:16  
65 Andre Van't Hof (Ned) 0:27:17  
66 Benoit Sepulte (Bel) 0:27:19  
67 Anders Primdahl Haubro (Den) 0:27:54  
68 Hugo Cantineau (Bel) 0:29:28  
69 Isidro manuel Martin Perez (Spa) 0:30:15  
70 Christophe Meurice (Bel) 0:30:32  
71 Denis Detinne (Bel) 0:30:44  
72 Marcel Martens (Ger) 0:31:00  
73 Eduardo Ramos Megolla (Spa) 0:31:21  
74 Antonio Acosta Hernandez (Spa) 0:32:12  
75 Alan Hamshaw (UAE) 0:33:20  
76 Marc Ellwood (GBr) 0:35:30  
77 Leandro Martín Gonzalez (Spa) 0:39:00  
78 Lee Holdaway (GBr) 0:39:45  
79 Jes Steen (Den) 0:40:57  
80 dave overton (GBr) 0:41:03  
81 Régis Vanoli (Fra) 0:41:53  
82 Jean-Marie Colla (Bel)    
83 Daniel Kafunek (Den) 0:43:35  
84 Kevin Parmentier (Bel) 0:47:25  
85 Alexandre Asselberghs (Bel) 0:49:37  
86 Frank Rikard Petersen (Den) 0:51:39  
87 Henrik Jensen (Den) 0:52:44  
88 Paul Cook (GBr) 1:09:36  
DNF Elwin Van Groningen (Ned) 8:46:34  
DNF Jose David Suarez Fernandez (Spa) 9:06:33  
DNS Antonio Acosta Brito (Spa)    
DNS Francisco Nicolas Armas (Spa)    
DNS Juan Manuel Auyanet Suárez (Spa)    
DNS Juan Carlos Benasco Guillén (Spa)    
DNS Victor Betancor Acosta (Spa)    
DNS Ramon Bethencourt Leon (Spa)    
DNS Alberto Bonilla Toledo (Spa)    
DNS Javier Jesus Cabrera Arteaga (Spa)    
DNS Javier Campo (Spa)    
DNS Jean Marie Colla (Bel)    
DNS Paul Davies (GBr)    
DNS Alejandro Delgado Abreut (Spa)    
DNS Jerome Dorgan (Irl)    
DNS Simon Dudley (GBr)    
DNS Mark Ellwood (GBr)    
DNS Jorge Espinel Cejas (Spa)    
DNS Victor Manuel Gonzalez Muñoz (Spa)    
DNS Jose Manuel González Gómez (Spa)    
DNS Ezequiel Jesus Gonzalez (Spa)    
DNS Gonzalez (Spa)    
DNS Roberto Gonzalez Romero (Spa)    
DNS Ivan Guerra Perez (Spa)    
DNS Facundo Hernandez Vera (Spa)    
DNS Jamie Jones Nielsen (Den)    
DNS Kræn Jens Knude (Den)    
DNS Eneko Llanos Burguera (Spa)    
DNS Antonio Martin (Spa)    
DNS Frederik Mørkeberg Mikkelsen (Den)    
DNS Joan Pons Palacios (Spa)    
DNS Marcelo Javier Ramirez Perez (Uru)    
DNS Felix Sancho Losano (Cub)    
DNS Jose Serini Sanchez (Spa)    
DNS Jacky Smets (Bel)    
DNS Julian Tamayo Villa (Spa)    
DNS Alvaro Velazquez Gutierrez (Spa)    
DNS Nicholas Peter Ward Muñoz (Spa)    
Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sally Bigham (GBr) 1:06:05  
2 Adelheid Morath (Ger) 0:01:34  
3 Annika Langvad (Den) 0:01:48  
4 Bettina Uhlig (Ger) 0:15:17  
5 Rikke Kornvig (Den) 0:15:24  
6 malene degn (Den) 0:15:33  
7 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 0:19:22  
8 Darrelle Parker (GBr) 0:27:10  
9 Lucia Funes Mendez (Spa) 0:28:26  
10 Rikke Vindberg Hjort (Den) 0:36:35  
11 Tove Andersen (Den) 0:45:08  
12 Cristi Alonso Lugo (Spa) 0:53:38  
13 Anne Marie Aagard Thomsen (Den) 1:03:10  
DNS Sarah Davies (GBr)    
DNS Angela Gillespie (GBr)    
DNS Blaza Klemencic (Slo)    
Men general classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Litscher (Swi) 4:22:43  
2 Karl Markt (Aut) 0:02:50  
3 Benjamin Justesen (Den) 0:04:37  
4 Ismael Sanchez Ventura (Spa) 0:06:38  
5 Luis Leão Pinto (Por) 0:10:24  
6 Casper Saltoft (Den) 0:11:08  
7 Karl Platt (Ger) 0:12:13  
8 James Angus Ouchterlony Heathcote (GBr) 0:12:16  
9 Roland Golderer (Ger) 0:14:43  
10 Erik Knudsen (Den) 0:15:29  
11 Christian Kreuchler (Ger) 0:19:57  
12 Michael Schuchardt (Ger) 0:20:04  
13 Victor Del Corral Morales (Spa) 0:20:49  
14 Thomas Bundgaard (Den) 0:20:53  
15 Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz Sub 23 (Spa) 0:21:13  
16 Johnni Junker Nielsen (Den) 0:23:13  
17 Simon Scheiber (Aut) 0:24:26  
18 Francisco Jose Perez Cruz (Spa) 0:26:14  
19 Manuel Rojo Nieto (Spa) 0:29:11  
20 Christian Schneidawind (Ger) 0:30:46  
21 Sylvain Garde (GBr) 0:31:32  
22 Louis Bendixen (Den) 0:32:04  
23 Ruben Calvo Gomez (Spa) 0:35:34  
24 Marco Almeida (Por) 0:40:26  
25 Niels Rasmussen (Den) 0:40:39  
26 Fabián Molina Delgado (Spa) 0:41:57  
27 Ashleim Jones (Den) 0:43:22  
28 Jose Agustin Perez Morera (Spa) 0:44:25  
29 Kris De Nef (Bel) 0:44:52  
30 Rafael Jesus Sanchez Ruiz (Spa) 0:47:07  
31 Steve Ferguson (GBr) 0:48:05  
32 Mads Bødker (Den) 0:48:48  
33 Aitor Navarro Hita (Spa) 0:50:14  
34 Jaime Menendez de Luarca (Spa) 0:52:59  
35 Benno Weber (Ger) 0:53:16  
36 Danny Files (Bel) 0:53:47  
37 Jakob Holm Lauritsen (Den) 0:54:10  
38 Barry Wilson (GBr) 0:56:08  
39 Juaquin David Martin Hernadez (Spa) 0:56:40  
40 Thomas Nyvang Hansen (Den) 0:56:45  
41 Aureliano Negrin (Spa) 0:57:49  
42 Jose Luis Agra Torres (Spa) 0:58:10  
43 Jose Maceira Rodriguez (Spa) 0:59:40  
44 Gerald Moser (Fra) 1:01:59  
45 Bo Falck Hansen (Den) 1:03:04  
46 Victor De Leon Tejera (Spa) 1:04:01  
47 James Roe (GBr) 1:04:26  
48 Niels Bay Pedersen (Den) 1:07:49  
49 Rico Busk (Den) 1:15:14  
50 Thomas Atkinson (GBr) 1:17:11  
51 Daniel Casanova Expósito (Spa) 1:18:43  
52 Henrik Helmer (Den) 1:18:53  
53 Domingo Morin Rodriguez (Spa) 1:26:11  
54 Silverio Antonio Rodriguez Moreno (Spa) 1:28:42  
55 Pedro Baltasar de la Paz (Spa) 1:30:16  
56 Eduardo Ramos Megolla (Spa) 1:34:03  
57 Isidro manuel Martin Perez (Spa) 1:37:25  
58 Andre Van't Hof (Ned) 1:43:29  
59 Jaime Alexis Gonzalez Cabrera (Spa) 1:45:08  
60 Fernando Mainar Val (Spa) 1:47:08  
61 Christian Birch (Den) 1:47:27  
62 Antonio Acosta Hernandez (Spa) 1:52:59  
63 Benoit Sepulte (Bel) 1:57:04  
64 Marc Ellwood (GBr) 1:57:37  
65 Hugo Cantineau (Bel) 1:58:57  
66 Christophe Meurice (Bel) 2:00:07  
67 Anders Primdahl Haubro (Den) 2:01:05  
68 Alan Hamshaw (UAE) 2:07:20  
69 dave overton (GBr) 2:10:21  
70 Denis Detinne (Bel) 2:23:21  
71 Alexandre Asselberghs (Bel) 2:24:27  
72 Jes Steen (Den) 2:25:13  
73 Lee Holdaway (GBr) 2:26:00  
74 Jean-Marie Colla (Bel) 2:27:59  
75 Daniel Kafunek (Den) 2:33:49  
76 Régis Vanoli (Fra) 2:45:27  
77 Paul Cook (GBr) 3:52:24  
Women general classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Annika Langvad (Den) 4:58:04  
2 Sally Bigham (GBr) 0:01:21  
3 Adelheid Morath (Ger) 0:02:55  
4 Bettina Uhlig (Ger) 1:01:36  
5 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 1:06:01  
6 Rikke Kornvig (Den) 1:09:59  
7 Darrelle Parker (GBr) 1:36:25  
8 Lucia Funes Mendez (Spa) 1:37:00  
9 Cristi Alonso Lugo (Spa) 2:23:31  
10 Tove Andersen (Spa) 2:25:30