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MTB World Cup Cross Country #6 2011

Date range:
August 12-14, 2011

August 13, Under 23 men cross country:

Kerschbaumer cruises to win and locks up World Cup overall

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 13, 2011, 16:02 BST,
Updated:
August 14, 2011, 15:15 BST

Cink takes second at home while Konwa earns third

Gerard Kerschbaumer took his fourth World Cup win and wrapped up the overall title

Gerard Kerschbaumer took his fourth World Cup win and wrapped up the overall title

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Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) locked up the under 23 men's World Cup cross country title on Saturday, with his fourth victory of the season in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic.

Kerschbaumer followed the attack of local favourite Ondrej Cink (Merida), and the two dropped the rest of the field on the start loop. From that point on, Kerschbaumer easily sat on the wheel of Cink, as the Czech rider tried repeatedly to drop him on the climbs, before launching his own attack on the third lap and riding 20 seconds clear. Marek Konwa (Milka Trek) had joined the two leaders briefly on lap two before being dropped for good and soloing in for third.

Behind Konwa, a group of six battled for fourth and fifth, with American Stephen Ettinger (BMC) moving into fourth on lap five with Shlomi Haimy (Focus MIG), before both faded on the last lap. Sebastien Carabin (Belgian National) surged into fourth on the last lap, with Ettinger taking fifth. The American revealed after the race that he had burped his front tire and rode it in half-inflated.

With this victory, Kerschbaumer now has an unbeatable 452 points in the overall standings, with one race remaining. The battle for second is still wide open, with Alexander Gehbauer (Austria) at 250 points, Fabien Canal (GT Skoda Chamonix) at 234, Carabin at 199 and Konwa at 190.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 1:31:13  
2 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Merida Biking Team 0:00:23  
3 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 0:01:20  
4 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Evenza Team 0:02:13  
5 Stephen Ettinger (USA) 0:02:20  
6 Ruben Scheire (Bel)    
7 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team 0:02:27  
8 Reto Indergand (Swi) MK - Zentralschweiz 0:02:28  
9 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:02:44  
10 Dmytro Titarenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team 0:02:50  
11 Jeff Luyten (Bel) Mpl Specialized MTB Team 0:03:05  
12 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus MIG Team 0:04:12  
13 Felix Euteneuer (Ger) 0:04:39  
14 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team 0:05:12  
15 Daniel Geismayr (Aut) 0:05:31  
16 Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:05:53  
17 Julian Schelb (Ger) 0:06:13  
18 Cristofer Bosque (Spa) 0:06:27  
19 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 0:06:31  
20 Benjamin Buchi (Swi)    
21 Fabian Strecker (Ger)    
22 Marc Metzler (Swi) 0:06:47  
23 Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 0:07:02  
24 Jonas Pedersen (Den) 0:07:18  
25 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 0:07:47  
26 Jaime Yesid Chia Amaya (Col) 0:07:55  
27 Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz (Spa) 0:08:08  
28 Matej Nepustil (Cze) Merida Biking Team 0:08:11  
29 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:08:24  
30 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads - Orbea 0:08:36  
31 Gregor Raggl (Aut) 0:08:39  
32 Martin Gluth (Ger)    
33 Tomas Paprstka (Cze) 0:08:54  
34 Jan Nesvadba (Cze) 0:09:19  
35 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey / Cannondale 0:09:27  
36 Jakub Magnusek (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team 0:09:41  
37 Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:09:58  
38 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) 0:10:10  
39 Mike Schuler (Swi) MK - Zentralschweiz 0:10:27  
40 Dimitrios Antoniadis (Gre) 0:10:39  
41 Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team 0:10:51  
42 Marek Rauchfuss (Cze) 0:11:05  
43 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:11:09  
44 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team 0:11:38  
45 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team    
46 Fabrice Mels (Bel) Rocky Roads - Orbea 0:12:00  
47 Emilien Barben (Swi) 0:12:10  
-1lap Martino Di Pierdomenico (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan    
-1lap Bart De Vocht (Bel)    
-1lap Maximilian Holz (Ger)    
-1lap Stefan Peter (Swi) MK - Zentralschweiz    
-1lap Matthias Hoi (Aut)    
-1lap Tomas Bartak (Cze)    
-1lap David Simon (Ger) Team Firebike - Droessiger    
-1lap Rens De Bruin (Ned)    
-1lap Kevin Krieg (Swi)    
-1lap Tim Lemmers (Ned)    
-1lap Tobias Saether (Nor) Team United Bakeries    
-1lap Sebastian Batchelor (GBr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan    
-2laps Jan Svorada (Cze) Merida Biking Team    
-2laps Mark Csielka (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team    
-2laps Ludwig Döhl (Ger)    
-2laps Mykhaylo Batsutsa (Ukr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan    
-2laps Markus Preiss (Aut)    
-2laps Brad Hudson (NZl)    
-2laps Severin Sagesser (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team    
-2laps Richard Gantner (Aut)    
-2laps Urban Ferencak (Slo) Torpado Surfing Shop    
-2laps Samuel Shaw (NZl)    
-2laps Vadim Arko (Aut)    
-3laps Anton Liyubuy (Ukr)    
-3laps Alexander Laugesen (Den)    
-3laps Dominic Furkert (NZl)    
DNF Thomas Lapeyrie (Fra) Lapierre International    
DNF Hugo Drechou (Fra)    
DNF Andras Szatmary (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team    
DNF Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour    
DNF Marcus Nicolai (Ger)    
DNF Ole Hem (Nor) Team United Bakeries    
DNF Merlin Spranz (Aus)    
DNF Jhonnatan Botero Villegas (Col)    
Under 23 men's cross country World Cup standings after six rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 452  pts
2 Alexander Gehbauer (Aut) 250  
3 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 234  
4 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Evenza Team 199  
5 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 190  
6 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 180  
7 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus MIG Team 148  
8 Stephen Ettinger (USA) 147  
9 Ruben Scheire (Bel) 141  
10 David Fletcher (GBr) 137  
11 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Merida Biking Team 118  
12 Markus Bauer (Ger) 100  
13 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 99  
14 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team 96  
15 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 94  
16 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 69  
17 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team 64  
18 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 58  
19 Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team 52  
20 Jeff Luyten (Bel) Mpl Specialized MTB Team 38  
21 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team 37  
22 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 34  
23 Evan Mcneely (Can) 33  
24 Reto Indergand (Swi) MK - Zentralschweiz 30  
25 Andy Eyring (Ger) 30  
26 Leandre Bouchard (Can) 28  
27 Russell Finsterwald (USA) Subaru - Trek 27  
28 Benjamin Buchi (Swi) 24  
29 Julian Schelb (Ger) 24  
30 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 23  
31 Marc Metzler (Swi) 23  
32 Dmytro Titarenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team 22  
33 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads - Orbea 22  
34 Fabian Strecker (Ger) 21  
35 Jeremy Martin (Can) 18  
36 Kerry Werner (USA) 18  
37 Felix Euteneuer (Ger) 16  
38 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey / Cannondale 16  
39 Kornel Osicki (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team 16  
40 Mitchell Bailey (Can) 14  
41 Ivan Smirnov (Rus) 14  
42 Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Firebike - Droessiger 13  
43 Daniel Geismayr (Aut) 12  
44 Evan Guthrie (Can) 12  
45 Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 10  
46 Julien Trarieux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 10  
47 Cristofer Bosque (Spa) 8  
48 Tyson Wagler (Can) 8  
49 Luca Braidot (Ita) 7  
50 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 7  
51 Marek Rauchfuss (Cze) 6  
52 Jack Hinkens (USA) 5  
53 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) 5  
54 Bart De Vocht (Bel) 5  
55 Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 5  
56 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 5  
57 Bryan Falaschi (Ita) 4  
58 Martin Gluth (Ger) 4  
59 Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 3  
60 Thomas Sampson (USA) 3  
61 Pete Ostroski (USA) 3  
62 Jonas Pedersen (Den) 2  
63 Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 2  
64 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 2  
65 Hugo Drechou (Fra) 1