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MTB World Cup Cross Country #4, Downhill #4 & Four Cross #4 2011

Date range:
July 1- 3, 2011

July 01, Four cross qualifying:

Upsets in four cross qualifying

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
July 02, 2011, 1:25 BST,
Updated:
July 02, 2011, 6:46 BST

Slavik fails to finish; Graf pulls out

Qualifying is supposed to be pretty straightforward for the top riders, with only some jockeying for start positions. However, the four cross qualifying at Mont Ste Anne saw a couple of big upsets in the men's field, with world champion Thomas Slavik (RSP 4 Cross) crashing high on the course and Switzerland's David Graf, who was ranked second in the overall standings, not finishing. Graf has been sick all week, and then crashed low on the course, hitting his head and pulling out.

Jared Graves (Yeti Fox Shox) was again the strongest rider in the men's field, as he has been for most of the season. Joost Wichman (RSP 4 Cross) and Guido Tschugg (Ghost Factory) tied for second, 0.614 seconds behind Graves.

The small, seven rider women's field was led by World Cup leader Anneke Beerten (Milka-Trek), who finished over two seconds ahead of Celine Gros (Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie), with Great Britian's Katy Curd third.
 

Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 0:00:46.775  
2 Joost Wichman (Ned) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 0:00:00.614  
3 Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team    
4 Roger Rinderknecht (Swi) 0:00:00.760  
5 Michal Prokop (Cze) 0:00:00.897  
6 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) 0:00:01.059  
7 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:00:01.456  
8 Michael Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof 0:00:01.535  
9 Quentin Derbier (Fra) 0:00:01.982  
10 Graeme Mudd (Aus) 0:00:01.987  
11 Dave Ziegman (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 0:00:02.510  
12 Michal Marosi (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 0:00:02.535  
13 Scott Roberts (GBr) 0:00:02.646  
14 Bernard Kerr (GBr) 0:00:02.892  
15 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof 0:00:03.196  
16 Blake Carney (USA) 0:00:03.204  
17 Jurg Meijer (Ned) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 0:00:03.220  
18 Harold Woolnough (Can) 0:00:03.462  
19 Matthieu Faury (Fra) 0:00:03.516  
20 Jarrod Adcock (USA) 0:00:03.753  
21 Will Longden (GBr) 0:00:03.826  
22 Erik Nelson (USA) 0:00:03.896  
23 Petr Muhlhans (Cze) 0:00:04.168  
24 Nathan Parsons (GBr) 0:00:04.222  
25 Yuuki Kushima (Jpn) 0:00:04.443  
26 Santa Kushima (Jpn) 0:00:04.737  
27 Scott Beaumont (GBr) 0:00:04.758  
28 Mark Milward (GBr) 0:00:05.240  
29 Ludovic Gadois (Fra) Ryde - Racing 0:00:05.242  
30 Tom Dowie (GBr) 0:00:05.296  
31 Nico Seidel (Ger) 0:00:05.705  
32 Tyler Paksi (Can) 0:00:06.459  
33 Damian Groves (GBr) 0:00:06.491  
34 David Roberts (GBr) 0:00:08.245  
35 Ashley Gray (Aus) 0:00:09.114  
36 Adrian Weiss (Swi) Scott 11 0:00:19.330  
37 Tomas Slavik (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 0:00:24.031  
38 Alex Brancier (Can) 0:00:26.477  
39 Peter-John Wegrynowski (Can) 0:00:45.981  
DNF David Graf (Swi)    
DNS Mirco Weiss (Swi) Scott 11    
Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 0:00:53.820  
2 Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie 0:00:02.255  
3 Katy Curd (GBr) 0:00:02.262  
4 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Team GR 0:00:02.660  
5 Lucia Oetjen (Swi) 0:00:03.130  
6 Melissa Buhl (USA) 0:00:03.346  
7 Anne Laplante (Can) 0:00:04.533