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Langvad wins again in Cyprus; Moorlag surprises in men's race

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Klemencic, Markt secures overall

The Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2011 ended in Amathous with an expected win by favorite Annika Langvad (Easton Rockets) and with a surprising victory by Henk Jaap Moorlag (Rabobank Giant Offroad Team). Langvad claimed her second victory ahead of Lene Byberg (Specialized Factory Team) and Sabine Spitz (Central Haibike). Moorlag was faster around the course than Irjan Luttenberg (MPL Specialized MTB Team) and Karl Markt (Felt Otztal X-Bionic). Overall Sunshine Cup leaders Blaza Klemencic (Felt Otztal X-Bionic) and Markt were in no danger of losing their orange jerseys.

The women's race provided the same outcome as the first round two weeks ago. Langvad immediately took the lead and rode solo until the end of the race at the ruins of Amathous. She enjoyed warm, sunny conditions and had no problems en route to victory, which she took by one minute.

"I was a little bit tired this morning, like I had a cold," said Langvad. "So I was nervous about how it would go. But at least I was able to show again my current form. I'm very pleased about that."

She added that she would have liked to have had a full suspension bike on the more technical course.

Byberg showed up riding stronger than the previous week - as did Sabine Spitz (Central Haibike). For half the race, Spitz stayed close to Byberg, but the Norwegian created a gap that Spitz couldn't close.

"It was my best day for a long time. I was able to find a good rhythm and to push hard," said runner-up Byberg. "When I saw that Sabine had to let me go, I was riding on my own. I'm really happy that I was feeling so good after last weekend. My shape is coming. It was a good decision to come to Cyprus again. I had two good weeks and this course is good for training."

For a long time, Spitz battled with Klemencic for the final podium spot and during the final lap, she secured the second spot.

"It was a nice race, and I'm satisfied with the result. It was the second time I was on my mountain bike this year, and I saw that I need some more training on my technical skills. But with my physical condition, I'm okay," said Klemencic. "I think I'm on a better level than normally in this part of the year. I cannot compare to my competitors but only to the memories I have in my mind."

Klemencic was able to keep the fourth position despite a charge by Lisa Brandau (Central Haibike) and so secured her first Cyprus Sunshine Cup overall win. Second place went to Anne Terpstra (MPL Specialized).

"I didn't have the legs for the podium today," said Klemencic. "After three weeks on Cyprus I'm very happy to get the overall win. That's a pretty good start to the season."

Men's race

In the men's race, under 23 racer Moorlag showed his talent by taking his first victory outside of his home country. He started pretty fast, joining the Swiss Thomas Litscher (Felt Ötztal X-Bionic) in the lead. Litscher flatted in the first complete lap, and so Moorlag was left alone.

From the beginning I had good legs and I felt like I can do whatever I want to," said Moorlag. "I recognized that I'd been going better day by day, but I never expected to win. It was so easy. It's amazing to ride in front and it was a kind of flow. This victory is good for the team and also good for Dutch mountain biking. We are now at the end of three weeks with good weather and it is a perfect start into the season.

Markt, Emil Lindgren (Rabobank-Giant) and Luttenberg formed the chase group, at 45 seconds.

Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized) was missing at the front of the race. A broken pedal had put him out of the race in the very first lap.

It was expected that Markt or Lindgren would be the one to make it into second place, but surprisingly Dutchman Luttenberg took that spot. In the penultimate lap, he got away from Markt and Lindgren, chasing his fellow Dutchman Moorlag who led. Luttenburg couldn't get close to the leader, but he left his contenders behind, earning the second spot on the podium.

"That's a surprise for me," said Luttenburg of his second place. "After a bad season last year (overtraining), I had a lot of good training this winter and now it's put me in good shape. I was starting from the back, but I rode to the front easily. The third lap I thought, 'why don't give it a try?' and it worked."

Markt, wearing the Sunshine Cup leader's jersey, took fight for third place against Lindgren and Fabian Giger (Rabobank-Giant) who earned fourth and fifth respectively.

"I couldn't ride in front today, but the win is in the team," said Lindgren. "I said to Henk-Jaap, if you can follow Litscher then do it. The win is important for the team. We are three in the top five, so everything is fine.

"Henk-Jaap was not to be caught," said Markt. "I tried to catch him, but I was no chance to. I had some problems with my suspension but that didn't make the difference. He was in his own league today."

"I was trying to bring the Sunshine Cup to a good end and third place is good. These two weeks were crazy for me. The weather was super, there were a lot of points and my shape is okay."

Sunshine Cup #3 Full Results

Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Henk Jaap Moorlag (Ned) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 1:25:16  
2 Irjan Luttenberg (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:00:40  
3 Karl Markt (Aut) Felt Otztal X-Bionic 0:01:00  
4 Emil Lindgren (Swe) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 0:01:02  
5 Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 0:01:06  
6 Matous Ulman (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 0:02:00  
7 Klaus Nielsen (Den) Giant Denmark 0:02:04  
8 Thomas Litscher (Swi) Felt Otztal X-Bionic 0:02:08  
9 Magnus Darvell (Swe) Swedish National Team 0:02:10  
10 Christoph Soukup (Aut) Union Rc Hitec Team 0:02:15  
11 Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Rider Rubena Birell Specialized 0:02:40  
12 Tim Bohme (Ger) Team Bulls 0:02:50  
13 Milan Spensy (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 0:03:17  
14 Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) Versluys-Evenza 0:03:29  
15 Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Team Bulls 0:03:41  
16 Frank Schotman (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:03:47  
17 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 0:03:53  
18 Ole-Christian Fagerli (Nor) 0:04:09  
19 Jiri Friedl (Cze) Rider Rubena Birell Specialized 0:04:27  
20 Matthias Wengelin (Swe) Swedish National Team 0:04:27  
21 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys-Evenza 0:04:56  
22 Simon Scheiber (Aut) Felt Otztal X-Bionic 0:05:10  
23 Maxim Gogolev (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:05:11  
24 Lee Williams (GBr) Wiggle 0:05:25  
25 Fredrik Edin (Swe) Cykloteket 0:05:37  
26 Ola Kjoren (Nor) Team Focus-Danica 0:05:45  
27 Jonas Pedersen (Den) HMTBK 0:07:20  
28 Michiel Van De Heijden (Ned) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 0:07:27  
29 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Swedish National Team 0:07:40  
30 Mikhail Baryshnikov (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:07:53  
31 Alexander Vincent Blomqvist (Swe) Alings?S Sportsclub 0:08:32  
32 Ivan Seledkov (Rus) Velodrive 0:09:09  
33 Ivan Smirnov (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:09:12  
34 Henrique Avancini Da Silva (Bra) Isd Cycling Team 0:09:12  
35 Torsten Marx (Ger) German National Team 0:09:41  
36 Jiri Novak (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 0:09:52  
37 Evgeny Nikolaev (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:09:54  
38 Henrik Kippernes (Nor) Team Focus-Danica 0:10:09  
39 Pavel Pryadein (Rus) 0:10:49  
40 Artem Orlov (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:11:02  
41 Jelmer Jubbega (Ned) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 0:11:37  
42 Marios Athanasiades (Cyp) Omonoia 0:11:47  
43 Chris Andrews (GBr) Orange Monkey/Cannondale 0:13:18  
44 Anton Gogolev (Rus) Impuls 0:14:42  
45 Fabrice Mels (Bel) Rocky Roads Orbea 0:15:36  
46 Michalis Kitis (Cyp) Pol 0:15:54  
47 Aleksey Leontyev (Rus) 0:16:24  
48 Mykhaylo Batsutsa (Ukr) Info Tre-Bi Esse 0:16:31  
49 Timofei Ivanov (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:16:42  
50 Anton Liubyi (Ukr) 0:17:24  
51 Anatoly Gravilov (Rus) 0:17:54  
-2laps Ilya Dyshakov (Rus)    
-2laps Kiriakos Skettos (Cyp) Omonoia    
-2laps Denis Khobotov (Rus)    
-3laps Giorgos Fattas (Cyp) Limassol Sporting Club    
-3laps Vadim Galeyev (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Traning Center    
-4laps Pantelis Christoforou (Cyp) Agios Mnason    
-4laps Theodorou Loukas (Cyp) Hrakleitos    
-4laps Aggelos Kiriakou (Cyp) Agios Mnason    
-6laps Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Specialized Factory Team    
-6laps Timotheos Skettos (Cyp) Sporting Club Lemesos    
DNF Rene Tann (Ger) German National Team    
DNF Lukas Kaufmann (Swi) Easton Rockets    
DNF Vasilis Adamou (Cyp) Omonoia    
DNF Jonas De Backer (Bel) Rocky Roads Orbea    
DNF Mattias Nilsson (Swe) Swedish National Team    
DNS Martin Loo (Est) Info Tre-Bi Esse    
DNS Gluth Martin (Ger) Team Bulls    
DNS Savvas Petrou (Cyp) Hraklitos    
Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Annika Langvad (Den) Easton Rockets 1:20:45  
2 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Factory Team 0:01:05  
3 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike 0:02:08  
4 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Otztal X-Bionic 0:02:31  
5 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike 0:03:02  
6 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:05:42  
7 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Central Haibike 0:06:33  
8 Rie Katayama (Jpn) Specialezed Jpn 0:06:53  
9 Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:08:27  
10 Tatjana Dold (Ger) Easton Rockets 0:08:39  
11 Asa Erlandsson (Swe) Swedish National Team 0:09:08  
12 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek Kmc Trade Team 0:09:43  
13 Iana Belomoyna (Ukr) Info Tre-Bi Esse 0:10:22  
14 Melanie Spath (Ger) Cycleways 0:10:40  
15 Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) Rijwielpaleis Mountainbike Team 0:10:52  
16 Vera Andreeva (Rus) 0:11:36  
17 Oxana Rybakova (Rus) 0:11:41  
18 Krista Park (USA) Cannondale/Notubes 0:13:27  
19 Emmy Thelberg (Swe) Swedish National Team 0:14:22  
20 Elena Gogoleva (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:18:04  
21 Marta Terershchuk (Ukr) Info Tre-Bi Esse 0:20:55  
22 Nadya Kachshkina (Rus) 0:20:55  
23 Kseniya Kirillova (Rus) 0:22:02  
24 Michaela Malarikova (Svk) Ck Suicmub Bratislava 0:23:14  
-1lap Viktoriya Sultanova (Ukr) C.C. Roma    
-1lap Andria Christophorou (Cyp) Omonoia    
-2laps Jelena Petrova (Lat) Omonoia    
DNS Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike    
Junior men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kropachev Egor (Rus) Primorskiy District 1:01:00  
2 Alexey Lomilov (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:00:04  
3 Artem Shevtsov (Ukr) Team Protek 0:00:36  
4 Alexei Krylov (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:01:40  
5 Vladislav Bondaruk (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:02:53  
6 Alex Baker (GBr) Orange Monkey/Cannondale 0:03:25  
7 Christos Loizou (Cyp) Omonoia 0:03:30  
8 Yernar Bauyrbek (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:03:40  
9 Mark Kuyan (Rus) Primorskiy District 0:04:31  
10 Roman Balashov (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:07:57  
11 Leontios Katsouris (Cyp) P.O.L 0:08:51  
12 Pavel Aidubayev (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:09:28  
13 Sergey Kovalchuk (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:09:43  
14 Papacharalampous Kiriakos (Cyp) Omonoia 0:14:03  
15 Ilya Chaplygin (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:16:06  
16 Irineos Koutsiou (Cyp) Hrakleitos 0:17:19  
17 Ivan Podgornov (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:20:18  
-1lap Kagkelaris Andreas (Cyp) Pol    
DNS Kiriakou Mamas (Cyp) Agios Mnason    
DNS Mikhail Protonin (Rus)    
Junior women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Evgeniya Nekrasova (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:54:45  
2 Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:04:23  
3 Marzhan Baitleuova (Kaz) Kaz Olympic Trainig Center 0:15:07  
-1lap Skouroupathi Mirto (Cyp) Apollon    
Masters 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ioannou Marios (Cyp) Pol 0:56:44  
2 Petros Petrakis Pol 0:03:23  
3 Zorpas Stauros 0:09:54  
DNS Feggaras Doros Omonoia    
Masters 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Viktor Korchagin (Rus) 0:47:55  
2 Damalas Koulis (Cyp) Omonoia 0:12:55  
3 Antreou Vasos (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros 0:16:39  
4 Vasilas Eystathios (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros 0:17:09  
-1lap Achilleos Sofoulis (Cyp) Spoko    
Master women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Galina Balaguzova (Rus) 0:59:41  
DNF Ksenia Chernykh (Rus)    
Cadet boys
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Paltagian Dimos (Cyp) Pol 0:49:54  
2 Xristodoulidis Markos (Cyp) Agios Mnason 0:03:34  
3 Antoniou Andreas (Cyp) Pol 0:07:36  
4 Petrides Andreas (Cyp) Pol 0:08:18  
5 Giorgos Irakleos (Cyp) Apollon 0:13:32  
6 Dimitriades Andreas (Cyp) Omonoia 0:15:32  
7 Kiriakos Andreou (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros 0:26:27  
-1lap Dimitriou Michalis (Cyp) Apollon    
DNS Theocharous Andys (Cyp) Pol    
DNS Iakovou Iakovos (Cyp) Hrakleitos    
Cadet girls
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Olga Terentieva (Rus) 0:56:04  
-1lap Katsikidou Antigoni (Cyp) Apollon    
Under 15 boys
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anton Maltsev (Rus) Leningrad Region 0:52:06  
2 Michael Xristodoulos (Cyp) Agios Mnason 0:18:28  
3 Christou Andreas (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros 0:18:45  
4 Andreas Papastaurou (Cyp) P.O.L 0:29:29  
5 Adamou Alexandros (Cyp) Omonoia 0:38:53  
6 Giagkou Nikolas D8fbd2330 Pol 0:43:43  
DNF Andreas Poullakos (Cyp) Hraklitos    
DNS Petrou Kiriakos (Cyp) Hraklitos    
DNS Ilia Basilis (Cyp) Hrakleitos    
Under 15 girls
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Regina Skobelva (Rus) Leningrad Region 1:02:03  
-1lap Christodoulou Anastasia (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros    
-1lap Zotti Eleni (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros    
-1lap Polidorou Elina (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros    
-1lap Karagiorgi Kiriaki (Cyp) Podilatiki Kipros    

Final Cyprus Sunshine Cup Standings

Elite men final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Karl Markt 285  pts
2 Emil Lindgren 245  
3 Fabian Giger 240  
4 Henk Jaap Moorlag 222  
5 Jan Skarnitzl 208  
6 Irjan Luttenberg 198  
7 Kevin Van Hoovels 176  
8 Jiri Friedl 176  
9 Magnus Darvell 144  
10 Sebastien Carabin 144  
11 Periklis Ilias 142  
12 Simon Scheiber 134  
13 Alban Lakata 130  
14 Marco Minnaard 125  
15 Matthias Wengelin 123  
16 Matous Ulman 122  
17 Frank Schotman 117  
18 Fredrik Edin 117  
19 Fagerli Ole-Christian 112  
20 Milan Spensy 110  
21 Maxim Gogolev 107  
22 Christoph Soukop 104  
23 Lee Williams 102  
24 Henrique Avancini Da Silva 102  
25 Niels Wubben 98  
26 Ivan Seledkov 98  
27 Klaus Nielsen 97  
28 Thomas Dietsch 97  
29 Ivan Smirnov 97  
30 Mikhail Baryshnikov 92  
31 Tim Wynants 91  
32 Tim Bohme 90  
33 Jaroslav Kulhavy 90  
34 Jonsson Olof 85  
35 Jukka Vastaranta 82  
36 Alexander Vincent Blomqvist 82  
37 Jeroen Boelen 81  
38 Tim Lemmers 75  
39 Jiri Novak 74  
40 Kohei Yamamoto 73  
41 Ola Kjoren 72  
42 Martin Loo 70  
43 Thomas Litscher 65  
44 Timofei Ivanov 64  
45 Evgeny Nikolaev 61  
46 Bas Peters 61  
47 Jonas Pedersen 59  
48 Oliver Beckingsale 56  
49 Torsten Marx 55  
50 Rene Tann 54  
51 Marek Konwa 53  
52 Marios Athanasiades 46  
53 Mykhaylo Batsutsa 46  
54 Jelmer Pietersma 46  
55 Erik Groen 45  
56 Stefan Sahm 45  
57 Anatoly Gravilov 41  
58 Mattias Nilsson 38  
59 Michiel Van De Heijden 37  
60 Henrik Kippernes 37  
61 Adam Craig 36  
62 Chris Andrews 34  
63 Nicolas Jeantet 34  
64 Pavel Pryadein 33  
65 Michalis Kitis 27  
66 Artem Orlov 25  
67 Anton Liubyi 25  
68 Jelmer Jubbega 24  
69 Anton Gogolev 24  
70 Fabrice Mels 22  
71 Sang Hoon Na 21  
72 Aleksey Leontyev 20  
73 Jonas De Backer 20  
74 Seyia Hirano 18  
75 Nicolas Vermeulen 16  
76 Georgios Pattes - Toumanis 16  
77 Andy Eyring 15  
78 Gluth Martin 15  
79 Ilya Dyshakov 14  
80 Denis Khobotov 14  
81 Giorgos Fattas 14  
82 Antoniades Dimitrios 14  
83 Lukas Kaufmann 14  
84 Kazuhiro Yamamoto 13  
85 Kiriakos Skettos 12  
86 Simon Stiebjahn 11  
87 Victor Trokhin 11  
88 Vadim Galeyev 9  
89 Vasilis Adamou 9  
90 Pantelis Christoforou 8  
91 Theodorou Loukas 7  
92 Aggelos Kiriakou 6  
93 Paul Beales 6  
94 Timotheos Skettos 5  
95 Alexios Kokovikas 5  
96 Marcel Braun 4  
97 Markus Preis 1  
98 Marcel Fleschhut    
99 Felix Euteneuer    
100 Savvas Petrou    
101 Loukas Theodorou    
102 Ben Roff    
103 Johannes Koelze    
104 Mario Waibel    
105 Ruslan Gritsan    
106 Daniel-Marius Rosioru    
107 Sergji Rysenko    
108 Oleksandr Gerashenko    
109 Dmytro Titarenko    
110 Alexey Kuzmenko    
111 Salah Rabah    
112 Zaher El Hage    
113 Vladislavs Neroznaks    
Elite women final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Blaza Klemencic 260  pts
2 Anne Terpstra 215  
3 Rie Katayama 210  
4 Annika Langvad 200  
5 Lene Byberg 190  
6 Iana Belomoyna 176  
7 Melanie Spath 168  
8 Asa Erlandsson 166  
9 Krista Park 163  
10 Elisabeth Brandau 155  
11 Githa Michiels 154  
12 Nicoletta De Jager 151  
13 Laura Turpijn 136  
14 Elena Gogoleva 132  
15 Marta Terershchuk 129  
16 Ekaterina Anoshina 127  
17 Tatjana Dold 125  
18 Emmy Thelberg 121  
19 Viktoriya Sultanova 120  
20 Jelena Petrova 110  
21 Maaris Meier 106  
22 Oxana Rybakova 100  
23 Maria Osl 97  
24 Michelle Hediger 94  
25 Dosa Eszter 90  
26 Anja Gradl 85  
27 Sabine Spitz 85  
28 Kristine Nørgaard 85  
29 Michaela Malarikova 81  
30 Janka Stevkova 80  
31 Stephania Magri 76  
32 Natasha Barry 75  
33 Kathrin Stirnemann 68  
34 Helen Grobert 54  
35 Silke Schmidt 50  
36 Vera Andreeva 49  
37 Anneke Beerten 46  
38 Ekaterina Anoshina 44  
39 Rozanne Slik 44  
40 Nadya Kachshkina 43  
41 Kseniya Kirillova 42  
42 Michaela Malarikova 40  
43 Idit Shub 39  
44 Andria Christophorou 39  
45 Tereza Hurikova    
46 Ann Berglund    
47 Andria Christophorou    
48 Nadine Rieder    
49 Mona Eiberweiser    
50 Alla Boyko    
51 Demetra Antoniou    
52 Nataliya Krompets