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MTB World Cup Cross Country #2 2011

Date range:
May 19-22, 2011

May 21, Under 23 men cross country:

Gehbauer wins solo in Yorkshire

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
May 22, 2011, 1:09 BST,
Updated:
May 23, 2011, 16:18 BST

Gehbauer, Kerschbaumer tied on standings after two rounds

Alexander Gehbauer (KTM) wins and takes over the World Cup lead

Alexander Gehbauer (KTM) wins and takes over the World Cup lead

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This year, for the first time, the Under 23 categories of men and women race separately from the elites in their own cross country World Cup competition. The Under 23 men raced today (Saturday), and the U23 women will race tomorrow.

In this second round, the top two riders from the first event in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, proved that they are the class of the field by again finishing one-two, in the reverse order from the first race, Alexander Gehbauer (Austria) dropped Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) in the final kilometre for the win. The two are tied in points, but Gehbauer takes over the leader's jersey by virtue of the more recent victory.

American Stephen Ettinger (US National Team) worked his way up from mid-field to finish a very respectable 10th place. Ettinger struggled in the opening lap after starting 40th, but then began to move up steadily, posting the fastest split for the fourth lap.

"I balled up my first lap, I just couldn't get going," Ettinger said. "But once I got myself sorted out, I just spent the whole race picking riders off, so overall I'm pretty pleased with how my race went."

Full Results

Under 23 Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Gehbauer (Aut) 1:29:25  
2 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 0:00:05  
3 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus MIG Team 0:00:22  
4 Markus Bauer (Ger) 0:00:38  
5 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 0:00:39  
6 David Fletcher (GBr) 0:00:57  
7 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:00:58  
8 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Evenza Team 0:01:15  
9 Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team 0:01:23  
10 Stephen Ettinger (USA) 0:01:41  
11 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:01:57  
12 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Merida Biking Team 0:01:59  
13 Ruben Scheire (Bel) MPL Specialized Mtb Team 0:02:15  
14 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 0:02:29  
15 Matthias Rupp (Sui) Team Firebike - Droessiger 0:02:49  
16 Julien Trarieux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:03:38  
17 Andy Eyring (Ger) 0:03:42  
18 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional Mtb Team    
19 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team 0:03:50  
20 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One - Cube Mtb Team    
21 Bart De Vocht (Bel) 0:04:01  
22 Martin Gluth (Ger) 0:04:07  
23 Marc Metzler (Swi) 0:04:22  
24 Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:04:34  
25 Hugo Drechou (Fra) 0:04:37  
26 Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 0:04:39  
27 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 0:04:45  
28 Jeff Luyten (Bel) MPL Specialized Mtb Team 0:04:49  
29 Fabian Strecker (Ger) 0:05:00  
30 Sebastian Batchelor (GBr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 0:05:09  
31 Kerry Werner (USA) 0:05:26  
32 Jakub Magnusek (Cze) S&H Superior Mtb Team 0:05:47  
33 Emilien Barben (Swi) 0:05:51  
34 Steven James (GBr) 0:06:03  
35 Benjamin Buchi (Swi) 0:06:10  
36 Rourke Croeser (Rsa) Orange Monkey / Cannondale 0:06:12  
37 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 0:06:18  
38 Jonas De Backer (Bel) Rocky Roads - Orbea 0:06:23  
39 Fabrice Mels (Bel) Rocky Roads - Orbea    
40 David Simon (Ger) Team Firebike - Droessiger 0:06:39  
41 Jack Hinkens (USA) 0:06:42  
42 Evan Mcneely (Can) 0:06:58  
43 Rens De Bruin (Ned) 0:07:05  
44 Felix Euteneuer (Ger) 0:07:22  
45 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 0:07:35  
46 Russell Finsterwald (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:07:46  
47 Gregor Raggl (Aut) 0:07:56  
48 Mario Luis Miranda Costa (Por) 0:08:14  
49 Antoine Caron (Can) 0:08:15  
50 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 0:08:26  
51 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:08:28  
52 Lukas Kuch (Ger) 0:08:40  
53 Thomas Lapeyrie (Fra) Lapierre International 0:08:58  
54 Kevin Krieg (Swi) 0:09:19  
55 Trenton Day (Aus) 0:09:44  
56 Mike Schuler (Swi) Mk - Zentralschweiz 0:09:45  
57 Michael Crosbie (Aus) 0:10:01  
58 Francis Morin (Can) Bh - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:10:20  
59 Simon Hupperetz (Bel) 0:10:52  
60 Martino Di Pierdomenico (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 0:11:10  
61 Kyle Ward (Aus) 0:11:14  
62 Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) 0:11:23  
63 Billy Whenman (GBr) 0:12:18  
64 Cameron Ivory (Aus) 0:15:24  
65 Laurent Evrard (Bel) 0:18:34  
-1lap Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz (Spa)    
DNF Simon Stiebjahn (Ger)    
DNF Kornel Osicki (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional Mtb Team Dnf4    
DNF Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team Dnf4    
DNF Luca Braidot (Ita)    
DNF Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads - Orbea Dnf3    
DNF Dumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team Dnf3    
DNF Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team Dnf2    
DNF Kenta Gallagher (GBr)    
DNF Simon Seehofer (Aut)    
Under 23 men World Cup standings after two rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Gehbauer (Aut) 160  pts
2 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 160  
3 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 70  
4 David Fletcher (GBr) 62  
5 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus MIG Team 60  
6 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 60  
7 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 50  
8 Markus Bauer (Ger) 50  
9 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 49  
10 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 46  
11 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 44  
12 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Evenza Team 39  
13 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) Jbg - 2 Professional MTB Team 38  
14 Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team 24  
15 Stephen Ettinger (USA) 22  
16 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads - Orbea 22  
17 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 20  
18 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 18  
19 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Merida Biking Team 18  
20 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey / Cannondale 16  
21 Ruben Scheire (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 16  
22 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team 15  
23 Kornel Osicki (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team 14  
24 Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Firebike - Droessiger 13  
25 Andy Eyring (Ger) 12  
26 Julien Trarieux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 10  
27 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 10  
28 Jeff Luyten (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 8  
29 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 7  
30 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team 7  
31 Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 5  
32 Bart De Vocht (Bel) 5  
33 Martin Gluth (Ger) 4  
34 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 4  
35 Marc Metzler (Swi) 3  
36 Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 2  
37 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 2  
38 Hugo Drechou (Fra) 1