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MTB World Cup Cross Country #5 & Downhill #5 2011

Date range:
July 8-10, 2011

July 09, Elite men cross country:

Kulhavy continues winning ways in Windham cross country

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
July 09, 2011, 21:36 BST,
Updated:
July 10, 2011, 22:59 BST

Schurter and Sauser round out top three

World Cup cross country series leader Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized) led the fifth race of the 2011 World Cup in Windham from start to finish. His race was one of true dominance, with the Czech rider able to open a lead on the first climb, stretching it to 11 seconds by the end of the first lap and increasing it every lap from there.

It was a truly dominating performance, affording Kulhavy the luxury of backing off on the final lap but still winning by a margin of 29 seconds over second place. Kulhavy's winning time was 1:35:34 for six laps of the race course, as he took his third World Cup victory of the season.

"This course does not suit me as well as Mont-Sainte-Anne last week," said Kulhavy. "But I decided that I would try to take the lead on the first lap on the climb, and it worked."

With Kulhavy running away from the field, it became very serious business to claim that second place. By lap four, there was a chase group of eight men hoping to claim a podium spot. Marco Fontana (Cannondale) and Nino Schurter and Florian Vogel (Scott-Swisspower) had a small lead over Christoph Sauser (Specialized) and Maxime Marotte (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry), with Burry Stander (Specialized), Jose Hermida (Multivan Merida), and Manuel Fumic (Cannondale) just a few seconds behind.

From this select group, which included current (Hermida) and past (Sauser) World Champions, a fight was going to be waged over the last two laps. Schurter and Stander were the first to gain a few seconds of advantage, with Sauser in hot pursuit as Fontana began to fade.

On the last lap, it was Sauser who made the initial attack, with Schurter responding as Stander and Fontana were dropped. Shortly after this move, Stander left Fontana behind. Schurter and Sauser battled hard through the final descent, with Schurter claiming second place, only one second clear of Sauser. Stander soloed in alone for fourth, 18 seconds behind third place and Marotte hung on for fifth to complete the podium.

With his third win of the season, Kulhavy now has 1110 points in the World Cup series to second placed Schurter's 870. In third place in the points race is Julien Absalon, who decided not to race in North America this or last weekend. Even with only three races to his credit this season, Absalon has 650 points.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Specialized Racing 1:35:34  
2 Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing 0:00:29  
3 Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Racing 0:00:30  
4 Burry Stander (RSA) Specialized Racing 0:00:48  
5 Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:01:14  
6 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing 0:01:24  
7 José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:01:33  
8 Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi 0:02:39  
9 Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing 0:02:49  
10 Mathias Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing 0:02:52  
11 Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Racing 0:03:04  
12 Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing 0:03:24  
13 Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing    
14 Thomas Litscher (Swi) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:03:36  
15 Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:03:45  
16 Patrik Gallati (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 0:03:47  
17 Liam Killeen (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 0:04:01  
18 Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 0:04:18  
19 Adam Craig (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:04:26  
20 Cédric Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:04:30  
21 Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team 0:04:51  
22 Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Wildwolf - Trek Racing 0:04:57  
23 Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:05:04  
24 Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea 0:05:10  
25 Matous Ulman (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 0:05:14  
26 Marc Colom (Fra) Team Newcycling 0:05:18  
27 Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:05:21  
28 Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team    
29 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) 0:05:37  
30 Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 0:05:51  
31 Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor 0:06:05  
32 Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa) Giant Italia Team 0:06:41  
33 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:06:56  
34 Derek Zandstra (Can) 0:07:04  
35 Andras Parti (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team 0:07:13  
36 Marek Galinski (Pol) Jbg - 2 Professional MTB Team 0:07:25  
37 Pascal Meyer (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:07:35  
38 Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing 0:07:38  
39 Severin Disch (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:07:43  
40 Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 0:07:54  
41 Oliver Beckingsale (GBr) 0:08:08  
42 Pierre-Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre International 0:08:49  
43 Moritz Milatz (Ger) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 0:09:05  
44 Henk Jaap Moorlag (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:09:16  
45 Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:09:24  
46 Lukas Kaufmann (Swi) 0:09:29  
47 Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) Wildwolf - Trek Racing 0:09:42  
48 Matthew Hadley (Can) 0:09:46  
49 Emil Lindgren (Swe) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:10:02  
50 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 0:10:06  
51 Rotem Ishai (Isr) 0:10:14  
52 Adam Morka (Can) 0:10:20  
53 Benjamin Wittrup Justesen (Den) 0:10:24  
54 Michal Lami (Svk) 0:10:42  
55 Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:10:43  
56 Karl Markt (Aut) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:10:51  
57 Irjan Luttenberg (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:11:04  
58 Andrew Watson (Can) 0:11:29  
59 Peter Glassford (Can) 0:11:56  
60 Jiri Novak (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 0:12:28  
61 Eric Batty (Can) 0:12:32  
62 Spencer Paxson (USA) Kona 0:13:10  
63 Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:14:00  
64 Pierre Lebreton (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:14:19  
-1lap Uwe Hochenwarter (Aut) Muskelkater Genesis Team    
-1lap José Juan Escarcega (Mex)    
-1lap Cristobal Silva Ibaceta (Chi)    
-1lap Justin Lindine (USA)    
-1lap Seiya Hirano (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor    
-1lap Troy Wells (USA)    
-1lap Travis Woodruff (USA)    
-1lap Michael Broderick (USA)    
-1lap Klaus Nielsen (Den)    
-1lap Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Elettroveneta - Corratec    
-1lap Cameron Jette (Can)    
-2laps Ignacio Torres (Mex) Turbo Bike Team    
-2laps Christian Bickel (Swi)    
-2laps Marc-Andre Daigle (Can)    
-2laps Leni Trudel (Can)    
-2laps Emmanuel Valencia (Mex) Turbo Bike Team    
-2laps Christopher Hamlin (USA)    
-3laps Michael Mccalla (USA)    
-3laps Alex Ryan (USA)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Specialized Racing 102  pts
2 Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing 54  
3 Multivan Merida Biking Team 48  
4 Cannondale Factory Racing 44  
5 Trek World Racing 43  
6 BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 28  
7 TX Active Bianchi 23  
8 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 17  
9 Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 16  
10 BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 15  
11 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 14  
12 Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 13  
13 GT Skoda Chamonix 11  
14 Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team 10  
15 Wildwolf - Trek Racing 9  
16 Orbea 7  
17 S&H Superior MTB Team 6  
18 Team Newcycling 5  
19 Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 1  
Elite men World Cup standings after five rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Specialized Racing 1110  pts
2 Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing 870  
3 Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea 650  
4 Burry Stander (RSA) Specialized Racing 640  
5 Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 620  
6 José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team 578  
7 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing 540  
8 Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Racing 540  
9 Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing 478  
10 Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi 468  
11 Thomas Litscher (Swi) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 437  
12 Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing 413  
13 Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) Wildwolf - Trek Racing 410  
14 Mathias Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing 383  
15 Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team 370  
16 Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Racing 369  
17 Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing 366  
18 Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 364  
19 Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing 339  
20 Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa) Giant Italia Team 339  
21 Moritz Milatz (Ger) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 331  
22 Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea 323  
23 Liam Killeen (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 288  
24 Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 281  
25 Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Wildwolf - Trek Racing 252  
26 Patrik Gallati (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 241  
27 Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team 240  
28 Karl Markt (Aut) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 238  
29 Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team 218  
30 Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 214  
31 Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team 201  
32 Derek Zandstra (Can) 200  
33 Matous Ulman (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 183  
34 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru - Trek 166  
35 Cédric Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 141  
36 Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru - Trek 137  
37 Oliver Beckingsale (GBr) 135  
38 Lukas Kaufmann (Swi) 134  
39 Andras Parti (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team 134  
40 Marc Colom (Fra) Team Newcycling 130  
41 Henk Jaap Moorlag (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 128  
42 Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 127  
43 Pierre-Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre International 125  
44 Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Elettroveneta - Corratec 125  
45 Marek Galinski (Pol) Jbg - 2 Professional MTB Team 124  
46 Jiri Friedl (Cze) Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team 123  
47 Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor 117  
48 Adam Craig (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 115  
49 Severin Disch (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 114  
50 Ruben Ruzafa Cueto (Spa) Orbea 102  
51 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) 100  
52 Uwe Hochenwarter (Aut) Muskelkater Genesis Team 99  
53 Jiri Novak (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 90  
54 Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) Versluys - Evenza Team 86  
55 Irjan Luttenberg (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 82  
56 Martino Fruet (Ita) 79  
57 Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) 73  
58 Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 68  
59 Jelmer Pietersma (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 56  
60 Emil Lindgren (Swe) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 54  
61 Pascal Meyer (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 51  
62 Chris Jongewaard (Aus) 47  
63 Catriel Andres Soto (Arg) Team Protek 46  
64 Adam Morka (Can) 43  
65 Christoph Soukup (Aut) 42  
66 Robert Mennen (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 38  
67 Michal Lami (Svk) 38  
68 Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 37  
69 Matthew Hadley (Can) 34  
70 Balz Weber (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 32  
71 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) 32  
72 Andrew Watson (Can) 32  
73 Spencer Paxson (USA) Kona 30  
74 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 30  
75 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 30  
76 Hannes Metzler (Aut) Muskelkater Genesis Team 30  
77 Tony Longo (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 29  
78 Peter Glassford (Can) 25  
79 Milan Spesny (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 22  
80 Periklis Ilias (Gre) Team Protek 21  
81 Max Plaxton (Can) 20  
82 Eric Batty (Can) 19  
83 Michele Casagrande (Ita) Elettroveneta - Corratec 19  
84 Rotem Ishai (Isr) 17  
85 Martin Loo (Est) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 17  
86 Filip Eberl (Cze) 16  
87 Benjamin Wittrup Justesen (Den) 15  
88 Raphael Gagne (Can) 13  
89 Alban Lakata (Aut) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 13  
90 Joshua Carlson (Aus) 11  
91 Rene Tann (Ger) 10  
92 Michael Broderick (USA) 9  
93 Umberto Corti (Ita) Team CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.D. 9