Engen wins Bike the Rock eliminator

Stiebjahn takes his first eliminator win in men's race

Alexandra Engen (Ghost Factory Racing) and Simon Stiebjahn (Team Bulls) won the eliminator race at the Bike the Rock in Germany on Saturday.


In the women's eliminator, a handful of top sprinters took to the start. In muddy conditions on a fair and interesting track, eliminator world champion Alexandra Engen (Ghost Factory Racing) took her second eliminator victory after Münsingen one week before.

The Swede had a pretty good start, defending her lead with a powerful race, despite the fact that the course offered some good opportunities for overtaking.

"I am very happy to take the win against such important competitors," Engen said. Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz-Haibike), fifth at the worlds 2012, finished second in front of her Swiss country-mate Katrin Leumann (Ghost Factory Racing), while Jenny Rissveds (Scott), World Cup winner at La Bresse last year, took the fourth spot on the podium in front of Jolanda Neff (Giant Pro XC).


The men's eliminator went to Simon Stiebjahn (Team Bulls). The 23-year-old won his first ever Bundesliga eliminator, by passing German champion Simon Gegenheimer (Ultrasports-Rose) in a smart manoeuvre. Heiko Gutmann (Lexware-Rothaus) took his third place just ahead of Markus Schulte-Lünzum (Focus).

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) Team Bulls  
2Simon Gegenheimer (Ger) Rose UltraSports  
3Heiko Gutmann (Ger) Lexware Rothaus Team  
4Markus Schulte-Lünzum (Ger) Focus XC Team  
5Wenzel Boehm (Ger) Focus XC Elite Team  
6Andy Eyring (Ger) Bergamont  
7Marco Schätzing (Ger) FujiBikes Rockets  
8Jonas Pedersen (Den) Danish National Team  
9Timo Häfner (Ger) Radwerk Racing Team  
10Gustav Höög (Swe) ck bure  
11Niklas Petersen (Den) Dmk  
12Nicklas Gormsen (Den) DMK SRAM  
13Sam Weber (Ger) MHW-Cube-Racing-Team  
14Ludwig Söderquist (Swe) Cykloteket Racing Team  
15Pascal Ketterer (Ger) Wheeler- iXS Team  
16Louis Bendixen (Den) Danish National Team  
17Robin Thyrstedt (Swe) Allebike Sweden  
18Pirmin Kuss (Ger) Wheeler- iXS Team  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing  
2Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitze Haibike Pro Team  
3Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing  
4Jenny Rissveds (Swe) Falu CK Sweden  
5Jolanda Neff (Swi) Area Giant Pro XC Team  
6Nadine Rieder (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team  
7Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus XC Team  
8Majlen Müller (Ger) Fujibikes Rockets / Landeskader NRW  
9Sofia Wiedenroth (Ger) Team Fiat Rotwild  
10Lena Wehrle (Ger) Lexware Rothaus Team  
11Lena Putz (Ger) SolutionXXL  
12Frida Rönning (Nor) Norwegische Nationalmannschaft  
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