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MTB World Cup Cross Country #1, Downhill #1 & Four Cross #1 2011

Date range:
April 21-24, 2011

April 23, Under 23 men cross country:

Kerschbaumer tops Gehbauer in U23 cross country

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
April 23, 2011, 19:31 BST,
Updated:
April 25, 2011, 16:03 BST

Konwa takes final podium spot

Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) wins U23 Men's race

Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) wins U23 Men's race

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The Under 23 men rode in their own separate race, with Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi), Alexander Gehbauer (Austria) and Marek Konwa (Milka Trek) riding away from the rest of the field.

Kerschbaumer and Gehbauer dropped Konwa at the halfway mark. Then Kerschbaumer attacked at the start of the final lap to take the victory.

"I knew I had a chance today," said Kerschbaumer after the finish, "but I really think I performed one of my best races ever. Being in the lead from the beginning, I had time to test my opponents and figure out where I could make a difference."

"In the final lap, Gehbauer misled a bend, and I had the chance to drop him on the very technical descent. The Austrian actually surprised me, as he did not look so strong in Nalles: it was not easy today, this is why I am so glad with this victory."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 1:22:48  
2 Alexander Gehbauer (Aut) 0:00:18  
3 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 0:01:10  
4 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:01:48  
5 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 0:02:08  
6 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 0:02:33  
7 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team 0:02:39  
8 David Fletcher (GBr) 0:02:47  
9 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 0:02:58  
10 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads-Orbea 0:03:11  
11 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 0:03:17  
12 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 0:03:28  
13 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey / Cannondale 0:03:37  
14 Kornel Osicki (Pol) JGB-2 Professional MTB Team    
15 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys-Evenza Team 0:04:03  
16 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:04:11  
17 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One-Cube MTB Team 0:04:32  
18 Jeff Luyten (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:04:42  
19 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 0:04:44  
20 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour 0:04:50  
21 Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 0:04:59  
22 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 0:05:23  
23 Andy Eyring (Ger)    
24 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 0:05:48  
25 Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Firebike-Droessiger 0:06:03  
26 Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X-Bionic Team 0:06:05  
27 Tim Lemmers (Ned) 0:06:24  
28 Gregor Raggl (Aut) 0:06:28  
29 Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:06:33  
30 James Reid (RSA) 0:06:59  
31 Dominic Calitz (RSA) Team Protek 0:07:01  
32 Ruan Du Toit (RSA) 0:07:24  
33 Julien Trarieux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:07:57  
34 Thomas Lapeyrie (Fra) Lapierre International    
35 Fabian Strecker (Ger) 0:07:59  
36 Mattias Nilsson (Swe) 0:09:08  
37 Ricardo Paulo Reis Marinheiro (Por) TX Active Bianchi 0:09:19  
38 Dmytro Titarenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team 0:09:34  
39 Louis-Bresler Knipe (RSA) 0:09:43  
40 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) 0:10:25  
41 Adriaan Louw (RSA) 0:11:15  
42 Francis Morin (Can) BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry 0:12:00  
43 Benjamin Buchi (Swi) 0:15:10  
44 Lourens Luus (RSA) 0:15:20  
45 (-1 lap) Ryan Ellis (RSA)    
46 Shaun Craig Silver (RSA)    
47 (-3 laps) Ruben Scheire (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team    
DNF Luca Braidot (Ita)    
DNF Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team    
DNF Nicolas Jeantet (Ita) ISD Cycling Team    
DNF Marc Metzler (Swi)    
DNF Jonas De Backer (Bel) Rocky Roads-Orbea    
DNF Heiko Redecker (Nam)    
DNF Stephen Ettinger (USA)    
Under 23 men cross country World Cup standings after one round
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 90  pts
2 Alexander Gehbauer (Aut) 70  
3 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 60  
4 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 50  
5 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 40  
6 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 35  
7 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team 30  
8 David Fletcher (GBr) 27  
9 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 24  
10 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads-Orbea 22  
11 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 20  
12 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 18  
13 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey / Cannondale 16  
14 Kornel Osicki (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team 14  
15 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys-Evenza Team 12  
16 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 10  
17 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One-Cube MTB Team 9  
18 Jeff Luyten (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 8  
19 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 7  
20 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour 6  
21 Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 5  
22 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 4  
23 Andy Eyring (Ger) 3  
24 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 2  
25 Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Firebike-Droessiger 1