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MTB World Cup Cross Country #5, Eliminator #4 & Downhill #5 - Mont-Sainte-Anne 2014

Date range:
August 1- 3

August 01, Elite women eliminator:

Stirnemann wins eliminator at Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 02, 2014, 16:57 BST,
Updated:
August 04, 2014, 15:59 BST

Rissveds and Mitterbauer on podium

Kathrin Stirnemann (Sui) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team wins

Kathrin Stirnemann (Sui) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team wins

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On Switzerland's national day, Swiss rider Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz Haibike) celebrated by winning the fourth round of the eliminator World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec in Canada. Stirnemann also took the leaders jersey in the absence of former leader Alexandra Engen (Ghost Factory), who did not race.

Surprisingly, this was the first time that Mont-Sainte-Anne had hosted an eliminator and, in true MSA fashion, they made it tough, with a long opening climb, BMX descent and then a pumptrack section before the sprint to the finish.

Stirnemann was clearly the strongest, qualifying fastest and winning both of her heats on the way to the final. Jenny Rissveds (Scott -Odlo), after qualifying second did the same on the other side of the draw. Lisa Mitterbauer (Feenstra Felt p/b Kenda) and local Canadian hope Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Rocky Mountain) were the other two riders to make up the final heat.

Stirnemann rode from the front to win solo, with enough time over Rissveds to roll across the line with her arms in the air. Mitterbauer took third.

"I just felt great the whole day, and already in the morning it was good," said Stirnemann. "I think the start was the most important part here. I got the hole shot and made it to the finish, so I'm super happy to take the win. It was perfect to get the jersey today. It's sad to miss Alex, so I hope she will get well."

Stirnemann now leads the standings with 185 points, followed by Engen at 160 and Rissveds at 100.

Elite women eliminator

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team    
2 Jenny Rissveds (Swe) Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team    
3 Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Feenstra Felt Pb Kenda Bike Team    
4 Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Can)    
5 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team    
6 Kate Courtney (USA) Specialized Racing XC    
7 Andréanne Pichette (Can)    
8 Elodie Bernier (Can)    
9 Rachel Pageau (Can)    
10 Catherine Fleury (Can)    
11 Haley Smith (Can)    
12 Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Alanya    
13 Fernanda Castro (Chi)    
Elite women eliminator UCI World Cup Standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team    
2 Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing    
3 Jenny Rissveds (Swe) Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team    
4 Ingrid Boe Jacobsen (Nor) Sepura XC Superior    
5 Kate Courtney (USA) Specialized Racing XC    
6 Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Feenstra Felt Pb Kenda Bike Team    
7 Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Can)    
8 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team    
9 Anne Terpstra (Ned) Betch.nl Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team    
10 Eva Lechner (Ita) Team Colnago Sudtirol    
11 Linda Indergand (Swi) Strüby-Bixs Team    
12 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Liv Pro XC Team    
13 Peta Mullens (Aus) Team Colnago Sudtirol    
14 Andréanne Pichette (Can)    
15 Aline Seitz (Swi) Switzerland    
16 Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Alanya    
17 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Strüby-Bixs Team    
18 Rachel Pageau (Can)    
19 Anna Oberparleiter (Ita)    
20 Lena Putz (Ger) Genesis Mountainbike Racing Team    
21 Elodie Bernier (Can)    
22 Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus XC Team    
23 Helen Grobert (Ger) Focus XC Team    
24 Catherine Fleury (Can)    
25 Veronika Brüchle (Ger)    
26 Haley Smith (Can)    
27 Elvira Khayrullina (Rus)    
28 Emily Parkes (Aus)    
29 Nadine Rieder (Ger)    
30 Jelena Eric (Srb) Serbia    
31 Paula Gorycka (Pol) 4F Racing Team    
32 Fernanda Castro (Chi)    
33 Amber Johnston (NZl)    
34 Pierina Beeli (Swi) Switzerland    
35 Hielke Elferink (Ned)