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MTB World Cup Cross Country #2 2011

Date range:
May 19-22, 2011

May 22, Elite women cross country:

Bresset takes first World Cup win

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
May 22, 2011, 13:48 BST,
Updated:
May 23, 2011, 17:15 BST

Langvad and Spitz second and third

Julie Bresset (BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry) wins

Julie Bresset (BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry) wins

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Julie Bresset (BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry) won her first elite women's cross country World Cup in Dalby Forest, Yorkshire. Annika Langvad raced to second ahead of Sabine Spitz (Central Haibike Pro Team. Eva Lechner (Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol) and Ren Chengyuan (Specialized Racing) round out the podium places.

"This is the hardest course on the World Cup," said defending World Cup women's champion Catharine Pendrel (Luna) and her comment was borne out by the number of top riders who struggled at round two of the cross country series on Sunday in Dalby Forest, in the northeast of England.

The 6.1-kilometre circuit didnot have any particularly long, steep climbs, nor is it at altitude; however, it was unrelenting, especially in the gusty wind that made every open section a struggle.

In the five-lap (plus start loop) women's race, round one winner Ren Chengyuan (Specialized) jumped into an early lead, with Julie Bresset (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry) leading the chase. Bresset was joined by Pendrel after the Canadian chased back from being caught behind a crash in the start loop.  World Champion Maja Wloszczowska (CCC Polkowice), Lene Byberg (Specialized) and Nathalie Schneitter (Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol) were also there.

The young French rider bridged up to Chengyuan on the second lap, and the pair worked together to distance themselves from the chase group. Going into the last lap, Chengyuan had a slight gap on Bresset, and appeared to be on her way to a second consecutive win, however, the Chinese rider inexplicably slowed in the final kilometres, allowing Bresset to ride away to her first World Cup victory and the overall World Cup series lead.

Chengyuan had clearly hit a wall, as the chasers began to reel her in. First the Danish national champion Annika Langvad went by her, then Spitz and finally Lechner, with Chengyuan unable to hold any of their wheels, and barely hanging on for the fifth and final podium spot.

"I was very surprised when Ren slowed down," said Bresset, "but I did not wait, I just went! It is very special to win my first World Cup, and to win the leader's jersey, and I did not expect this. I will just do my best now to keep it."

Race note: Russian Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon) was not in attendance due to a problem with her visa.

Full Results

Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 1:40:59  
2 Annika Langvad (Den) 0:01:03  
3 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:01:06  
4 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol 0:01:22  
5 Ren Chengyuan (Chn) Specialized Racing 0:01:24  
6 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:01:31  
7 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 0:01:36  
8 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 0:01:51  
9 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol 0:02:05  
10 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:02:06  
11 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 0:02:13  
12 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:02:41  
13 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:02:51  
14 Annie Last (GBr) 0:03:00  
15 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 0:03:48  
16 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:04:31  
17 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:04:32  
18 Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax 0:04:51  
19 Hanna Klein (Ger) 0:04:57  
20 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:05:29  
21 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:05:30  
22 Hanlen Karen (NZl) 0:05:38  
23 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:05:42  
24 Esther Süss (Swi) 0:05:47  
25 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 0:06:11  
26 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 0:06:40  
27 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 0:07:04  
28 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:07:11  
29 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 0:07:24  
30 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 0:07:38  
31 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 0:08:41  
32 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:08:51  
33 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 0:08:52  
34 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team    
35 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:09:02  
36 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:09:05  
37 Silke Schmidt (Ger) 0:09:12  
38 Amanda Sin (Can) 0:09:17  
39 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:09:42  
40 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:09:45  
41 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:09:48  
42 Coralie Redelsperger (Fra) 0:10:11  
43 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 0:10:20  
44 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 0:10:53  
45 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:11:30  
46 Daniela Veronesi (Ita) 0:11:38  
47 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - KMC Trade Team Vzw 0:11:46  
48 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 0:11:57  
49 Rowena Fry (Aus) 0:12:21  
50 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 0:13:13  
51 Mical Dyck (Can) 0:13:57  
52 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 0:14:09  
53 Maddie Horton (GBr) 0:14:26  
54 Maaris Meier (Est) 0:14:38  
55 Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) 0:14:57  
56 Jenni King (Aus) 0:15:02  
57 Melanie Spath (Ger) 0:15:46  
58 Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer - BMC 0:15:59  
59 Krista Park (USA) 0:16:25  
60 Kristien Nelen (Bel) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team 0:16:31  
61 Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) 0:17:50  
62 Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer - BMC 0:18:18  
63 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 0:18:38  
64 Stephanie Wiedner (Aut) 0:20:08  
-1lap Amy Dombroski (USA)    
-1lap Gracie Elvin (Aus)    
-1lap Carina Kirssi (Fin) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team    
-1lap Chloe Forsman (USA)    
-1lap Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing    
-1lap Lucie Vesela (Cze) GT Czech Team    
-1lap Ingrid Bosscha (Ned)    
-1lap Elliot Caitlin (Irl)    
-1lap Ciara Mcmanus (Irl)    
-1lap Maxine Filby (GBr)    
-1lap Melanie Alexander (GBr)    
-1lap Kiona Harbers (Ned)    
-2laps Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team    
-2laps Sally Gabriel (GBr)    
-2laps Natasha Barry (GBr)    
DNF Lee Craigie (GBr)    
DNF Inbar Ronen (Isr)    
DNF Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice    
DNS Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team    
DNS Lesley Ingram (GBr)    
Elite women teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Central Haibike Pro Team 53  pts
2 Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol 52  
3 Specialized Racing 52  
4 Luna Pro Team 42  
5 BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 40  
6 CCC Polkowice 39  
7 Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 20  
8 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 19  
9 Subaru - Trek 16  
10 Ghost Factory Racing Team 15  
11 Multivan Merida Biking Team 14  
12 Orbea Geax 13  
13 Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 11  
14 GT Skoda Chamonix 8  
15 Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 2  
Elite women World Cup standings after two rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 450  pts
2 Ren Chengyuan (Chn) Specialized Racing 390  
3 Annika Langvad (Den) 280  
4 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 280  
5 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 270  
6 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 250  
7 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 240  
8 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol 230  
9 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol 226  
10 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 190  
11 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 169  
12 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 160  
13 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 157  
14 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 150  
15 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 150  
16 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 149  
17 Esther Süss (Swi) 148  
18 Annie Last (GBr) 144  
19 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 144  
20 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 141  
21 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 126  
22 Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax 122  
23 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 112  
24 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 110  
25 Hanna Klein (Ger) 108  
26 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 98  
27 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 96  
28 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 92  
29 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 92  
30 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 91  
31 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 86  
32 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 83  
33 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 81  
34 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 78  
35 Amanda Sin (Can) 66  
36 Hanlen Karen (NZl) 62  
37 Silke Schmidt (Ger) 62  
38 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 61  
39 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 54  
40 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 53  
41 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 50  
42 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 46  
43 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 44  
44 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 40  
45 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 38  
46 Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice 38  
47 Krista Park (USA) 38  
48 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 38  
49 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 36  
50 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott 32  
51 Coralie Redelsperger (Fra) 26  
52 Vera Andreeva (Rus) 26  
53 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 24  
54 Oksana Rybakova (Rus) 24  
55 Daniela Veronesi (Ita) 22  
56 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - KMC Trade Team Vzw 21  
57 Jager Nicoletta De (Ned) 21  
58 Inbar Ronen (Isr) 20  
59 Rowena Fry (Aus) 19  
60 Nataliya Krompets (Ukr) Isd Cycling Team 19  
61 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 18  
62 Stephanie Wiedner (Aut) 18  
63 Mical Dyck (Can) 17  
64 Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spa) 17  
65 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 16  
66 Maddie Horton (GBr) 15  
67 Samantha Sanders (RSA) 15  
68 Maaris Meier (Est) 14  
69 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 14  
70 Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) 13  
71 Jenni King (Aus) 12  
72 Melanie Spath (Ger) 11  
73 Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer - BMC 10  
74 Kristien Nelen (Bel) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team 8