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MTB World Cup Cross Country #7, Downhill #7 & Four cross #5 2011

Date range:
August 19-21, 2011

August 20, Elite men four cross:

Slavik tops four cross finale

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 21, 2011, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
August 22, 2011, 18:02 BST

Graves seals World Cup overall

Tomas Slavik (RSP 4 Cross Racing Team) won the final race of the World Cup

Tomas Slavik (RSP 4 Cross Racing Team) won the final race of the World Cup

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World champion Tomas Slavik (RSP 4 Cross) beat World Cup champion Jared Graves (Yeti Fox Shox) in the final round of the men's four cross World Cup in Val di Sole, Italy, setting the stage for some intense competition at the world championships in two weeks.

The men's competition saw a number of crashes on the way to selecting the final four riders. Joining Slavik and Graves in the final were Czech rider Kamil Tatarkovic and Johannes Fischbach (Ghost Factory).

Graves got off to his usual fast start, with Slavik trailing well back in fourth. At the bottom of the course, Slavik made the move of the day, cutting inside a corner to jump into the lead and win. Fischbach took second after Graves tangled with Tatarkovic and finished fourth.

"What I was aiming for this whole season and last was second, third or something, but now it is first," said Slavik. "That was a fantastic run, I think the run of my life ... the World Championship [last year] and this one. From last position to get a first on a final of a World Cup. It's just insane, and I am super stoked. It helps to win just before a world championship, with your mental state. You know you can win, it gives a lot of confidence. Hopefully, let's see what happens in Champery."

Graves finished with 485 points to win his third World Cup overall title, followed by Swiss rider Roger Rinderknecht at 300, Slavik at 283, Switzerland's David Graf at 250 and Michal Prokop of the Czech Republic also at 250 points. Rinderknecht, Graf and Prokop all missed the final to compete at the Olympic BMX test event in London.

Full Results

Big Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tomas Slavik (Cze) Rsp 4 Cross Racing Team 125  pts
2 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 100  
3 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) 75  
4 Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 60  
Small Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
5 Lucas Rafael Alvarez De Lara (Spa) 50  pts
6 Jakub Riha (Cze) 40  
7 Joost Wichman (Ned) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 30  
8 Premek Tejchman (Cze) 25  
1/4 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
9 Michael Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof 20  pts
10 Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 17  
11 Patrick Campbell-Jenner (GBr) 14  
12 Thomas Stadler (Aut) 11  
13 Quentin Derbier (Fra) 8  
14 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof 6  
15 Scott Beaumont (GBr) 4  
16 Pascal Seydoux (Swi) 2  
1/8 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
17 Adam Stasek (Cze) Ghost Factory Racing Team    
18 Piotr Paradowski (Pol)    
19 Felix Beckeman (Swe)    
20 Blake Carney (USA)    
21 Petr Muhlhans (Cze)    
22 Daniel Prijkel (Ned) Team Merida Combee    
23 Aiko Göhler (Ger)    
24 Jurg Meijer (Ned) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team    
25 Scott Roberts (GBr)    
26 Graeme Mudd (Aus)    
27 Tom Dowie (GBr)    
28 Michal Marosi (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team    
29 Daniel Franks (NZl)    
30 Milan Mysik (Cze)    
31 Benjamin Kistner (Swi)    
32 Nathan Parsons (GBr)    
1/16 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
33 Jakub Hnidak (Cze)    
34 Marek Pesko (Svk)    
35 Jake Ward (GBr)    
36 Kristjan Medvescek (Slo)    
37 Adrian Weiss (Swi) Scott Les Saisies    
38 Robert Kulesza (Pol)    
39 Werner Muther (Swi)    
40 Daniel Fülle (Ger)    
41 Matija Stupar (Slo)    
42 Zdenek Plasil (Cze)    
43 Mark Milward (GBr)    
44 Benjamin Scherdan (Hun)    
45 Joe Mallinson (GBr)    
46 Norbert Papp (Hun)    
47 Tilen Jejcic (Slo)    
48 Tamas Tarr (Hun)    
49 Johnny Magis (Bel)    
50 Urban Rotnik (Slo)    
51 Benedikt Last (Ger)    
52 Dominik Gladen (Ger)    
53 Bartosz Giemza (Pol)    
54 Mariusz Jarek (Pol)    
55 Gabriele Giletta (Ita)    
56 Andreas Dotzauer (Ger)    
57 Jakob Malik (Slo)    
58 Marco Ricci (Ita) Team Cingolani Trek    
59 Damian Groves (GBr)    
60 Massimo Kienzler (Ger)    
61 Francisco Gutierrez Trigo (Spa)    
62 Bozan Mitkov (Cze)    
63 Davide Dolfin (Ita)    
DNF Giacomo Fantoni (Ita)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 58  pts
2 Ghost Factory Racing Team 47  
3 Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 40  
4 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 26  
5 Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof 21  
6 Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie 20  
7 Unior Tools Team 5  
8 Alpine Commencal Austria 3  
Elite men four cross final World Cup standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 485  pts
2 Roger Rinderknecht (Swi) 300  
3 Tomas Slavik (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 283  
4 David Graf (Swi) 250  
5 Michal Prokop (Cze) 250  
6 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 203  
7 Joost Wichman (Ned) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 188  
8 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) 181  
9 Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 129  
10 Michal Marosi (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 86  
11 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Nukeproof 74  
12 Romain Saladini (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal 65  
13 Michael Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Nukeproof 58  
14 Jakub Riha (Cze) 54  
15 Lucas Rafael Alvarez De Lara (Spa) 50  
16 Quentin Derbier (Fra) 47  
17 Scott Roberts (GBr) 42  
18 Premek Tejchman (Cze) 27  
19 William Evans (GBr) 25  
20 Scott Beaumont (GBr) 21  
21 Daniel Prijkel (Ned) Team Merida Combee 20  
22 Milan Mysik (Cze) 17  
23 Patrick Campbell-Jenner (GBr) 14  
24 Blake Carney (USA) 14  
25 Graeme Mudd (Aus) 14  
26 Thomas Stadler (Aut) 11  
27 Erik Nelson (USA) 11  
28 Pascal Seydoux (Swi) 8  
29 Lear Miller (USA) 4  
30 Matthieu Faury (Fra) 2  
31 Jordan O'keeffe (RSA) 2