Horakova wins women's four cross

World Champion Beerten crashes in final

The first round of the 2010 four cross World Cup in Houffalize, Belgium, produced a fresh face on the top step of the podium, with Jana Horakova (SKC Prostejov), who took what was only her second career victory to win the women's competition.

Sixteen women made it through qualifying to the heats, and the final four was pretty much as expected: Horakova, defending World Cup champion Anneke Beerten (Suspension Centre), her new teammate and downhill World Champion Emmeline Ragot and Austrian Anita Molcik, the fastest qualifier.

Molcik and Beerten were fastest out of the gate for the final, but tangled in the first corner, allowing Horakova to sneak through. Molcik managed to avoid going down and took second, followed by Ragot, with Beerten, who crashed, limping home in fourth.

"I was pretty happy with my gates," said Horakova, "But I wasn't thinking that I could win. In the final, Anita cut inside, and forced me to go higher on the first corner, which was a good thing when she and Anneke bumped, because it allowed me to go through to the front." 

Results

Big Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jana Horakova (Cze)  
2Anita Molcik (Aut)  
3Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center  
4Anneke Beerten (Ned) Suspension Center  
Small Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
5Romana Labounkova (Cze)  
6Sarsha Huntington (Aus)  
7Katy Curd (GBr) 2stage Factory  
8Lucia Oetjen (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team  
1/4 Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
9Steffi Marth (Ger)  
10Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut) Rc Alpine Commencal Austria  
11Tereza Votavova (Cze)  
12Stephanie Teltscher (Ger) Dr-Gravity Union  
13Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team  
14Dana Elena Schweika (Ger)  
15Eva Castro Fernandez (Spa)  
16Neza Knez (Slo) Unior Tools Team  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1RSP 4 Cross Racing Team64 pts
2Suspension Center45 
3Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team40 
4Agang Racing30 
5Rocky Mountain UK20 
6Commencal18 
7Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team16 
8RC Alpine Commencal Austria6 
92Stage Factory5 
10Thoemus Racing Team3 
World Cup standings for Individuals after one round
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jana Horakova (Cze)100 pts
2Anita Molcik (Aut)75 
3Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center50 
4Anneke Beerten (Ned) Suspension Center40 
5Romana Labounkova (Cze)30 
6Sarsha Huntington (Aus)20 
7Katy Curd (GBr) 2Stage Factory10 
8Lucia Oetjen (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team5 
World Cup standings for Teams after one round
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1RSP 4 Cross Racing Team64 pts
2Suspension Center45 
3Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team40 
4Agang Racing30 
5Rocky Mountain UK20 
6Commencal18 
7Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team16 
8RC Alpine Commencal Austria6 
92Stage Factory5 
10Thoemus Racing Team3 
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