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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 women four cross:

Beerten continues winning streak

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 21, 2011, 0:02 BST,
Updated:
August 22, 2011, 17:44 BST

Buhl good enough for runner-up in World Cup

Anneke Beerten (Milka Trek MTB Racing Team) won every heat

Anneke Beerten (Milka Trek MTB Racing Team) won every heat

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Anneke Beerten (Milka-Trek) confirmed her status as top woman in the sport by taking her fourth win of the season at the final round of the four cross World Cup in Val di Sole, Italy.

The 16 women who qualified were whittled down to four, for the final: Beerten, Lucia Oetjen, Melissa Buhl (KHS)  and Celine Gros (Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie). Beerten, who had dominated each of her heats on the way to final easily took the win, followed by Oetjen and Buhl. Steffi Marth of Germany won the small final for fifth.

"It has been amazing," said Beerten, who was the only woman to ride the pro line. "It was hard to keep focus, when you already have the title in the bag, but I said to myself 'this is just a race', and I wanted to win it as well. I like this track and I could step it up on the pro line."

Beerten took her fourth title with an almost perfect score of 450 points, followed by Buhl with 240, Oetjen at 225, Gros at 190 and Fionn Griffiths (Team GR) with 135 points.

Full results

Big Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 100  pts
2 Lucia Oetjen (Swi) 75  
3 Melissa Buhl (USA) 50  
4 Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie 40  
Small Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
5 Steffi Marth (Ger) 30  pts
6 Joanna Petterson (USA) 20  
7 Neza Knez (Slo) Unior Tools Team 10  
8 Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria 5  
1/4 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
9 Tereza Votavova (Cze)    
10 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Team GR    
11 Eva Castro Fernandez (Spa)    
12 Neven Steinmetz (USA)    
13 Morgane Charre (Fra) Passion Velo Thiers Stemtee    
14 Anna Mayer (Ger)    
15 Joey Gough (GBr)    
16 Alia Marcellini (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop    
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 women four cross final World Cup standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 450  pts
2 Melissa Buhl (USA) 240  
3 Lucia Oetjen (Swi) 225  
4 Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 190  
5 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Team GR 135  
6 Romana Labounkova (Cze) 100  
7 Joey Gough (GBr) 75  
8 Katy Curd (GBr) 60  
9 Steffi Marth (Ger) 55  
10 Anita Molcik (Aut) 30  
11 Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria 25  
12 Joanna Petterson (USA) 20  
13 Neza Knez (Slo) Unior Tools Team 10  
14 Anne Laplante (Can) 10  
15 Luana Maria De Souza Oliveira (Bra) 10  
16 Nichola Anderson (GBr) 5