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

Date range:
August 19-21, 2011

August 20, Under 23 men cross country:

Kerschbaumer seals World Cup victory

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 20, 2011, 11:51 BST,
Updated:
August 22, 2011, 16:00 BST

Italian beats Konwa at Val di Sole

 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) wins in Val di Sole.

Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) wins in Val di Sole.

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World Cup leader Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) easily took his fifth victory of the U23 cross country World Cup series at the final round in Val di Sole, Italy. Kerschbaumer had already won the overall title coming into the race, but was clearly anxious to win in front of his home fans. Marek Konwa (Milka Trek) took second and Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Focus MIG) was third.

A lead group of 10 broke away on the first lap of the five lap race, which was whittled down to six men by lap two: Kerschbaumer, Konwa, Schulte-Luenzum, Fabien Canal (GT Skoda Chamonix), Reto Indergand (MK-Zentralschweiz) and Matthias Stirnemann (Thoemus Racing). This group stayed intact until late in lap three, when Kerschbaumer attacked and soloed away to victory. The chasers stayed together until the final lap.

In the final standings, Kerschbaumer finished with 542 points, nearly double the total of second place Canal (274), while Konwa finished third with 260 points. The top North American was Stephen Ettinger (BMC) in eighth overall.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 1:14:41  
2 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 0:00:09  
3 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus MIG Team 0:00:19  
4 Reto Indergand (Swi) MK - Zentralschweiz 0:00:30  
5 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:00:44  
6 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 0:00:48  
7 Ruben Scheire (Bel) 0:01:07  
8 Stephen Ettinger (USA) BMC Development Team 0:01:12  
9 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) Jbg - 2 Professional MTB Team 0:01:19  
10 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:01:28  
11 Jeff Luyten (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:01:37  
12 Andy Eyring (Ger) 0:01:47  
13 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team 0:02:10  
14 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Merida Biking Team 0:02:17  
15 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:02:23  
16 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 0:02:30  
17 Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team 0:02:47  
18 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads - Orbea 0:02:54  
19 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 0:03:00  
20 Marek Rauchfuss (Cze) 0:03:06  
21 Hugo Drechou (Fra) 0:03:10  
22 Luca Braidot (Ita) 0:03:14  
23 Nicholas Pettina (Ita) Elettroveneta - Corratec 0:03:33  
24 Benjamin Buchi (Swi) 0:03:42  
25 Dmytro Titarenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team    
26 Jhonnatan Botero Villegas (Col) 0:03:43  
27 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 0:03:50  
28 Jan Nesvadba (Cze) 0:03:51  
29 Jaime Yesid Chia Amaya (Col) 0:04:03  
30 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) 0:04:27  
31 Timofei Ivanov (Rus) 0:04:32  
32 Markus Bauer (Ger)    
33 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 0:04:42  
34 Tomas Paprstka (Cze) 0:04:47  
35 Thomas Lapeyrie (Fra) Lapierre International 0:04:52  
36 Marc Stutzmann (Swi) 0:04:54  
37 Evan Mcneely (Can) 0:04:55  
38 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One - Cube MTB Team 0:05:00  
39 Dirk Peters (NZl) 0:05:01  
40 Matej Nepustil (Cze) Merida Biking Team 0:05:06  
41 Cristofer Bosque Ruano (Spa)    
42 Marc Metzler (Swi) 0:05:47  
43 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 0:05:54  
44 James Reid (RSA) 0:05:58  
45 Felix Euteneuer (Ger) 0:06:01  
46 Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz (Spa) 0:06:04  
47 Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 0:06:16  
48 Martino Di Pierdomenico (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 0:06:43  
49 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 0:06:47  
50 Wenzel Böhm-Gräber (Ger) 0:06:48  
51 Claude Koster (Swi) 0:07:04  
52 Tim Lemmers (Ned) 0:07:14  
53 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 0:07:17  
54 Martin Gluth (Ger) 0:07:21  
55 Sebastian Batchelor (GBr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 0:07:49  
56 Ivan Smirnov (Rus) 0:08:15  
57 Rens De Bruin (Ned) 0:08:20  
58 Maximilian Vieider (Ita) 0:08:51  
59 Emilien Barben (Swi) 0:09:03  
60 Fabian Rabensteiner (Ita) 0:09:23  
61 Brad Hudson (NZl) 0:09:41  
62 Michael Crosbie (Aus) 0:09:55  
63 Roger Walder (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing 0:10:01  
64 Mike Schuler (Swi) MK - Zentralschweiz    
65 Maximilian Holz (Ger) 0:10:26  
66 Andrea Cina (Ita) Team Dayco Titici 0:10:43  
67 Trenton Day (Aus) 0:11:12  
68 Fabrice Mels (Bel) Rocky Roads - Orbea 0:11:17  
69 Adrian Sauer (Ger) 0:11:18  
70 Matthias Hoi (Aut) 0:11:22  
71 Samuel Shaw (NZl) 0:12:26  
72 Lucas Garbellotto (Fra) 0:12:29  
73 Cameron Ivory (Aus) 0:12:32  
74 Mykhaylo Batsutsa (Ukr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 0:13:13  
75 Urban Ferencak (Slo) Torpado Surfing Shop 0:13:20  
76 Ludwig Döhl (Ger) 0:13:29  
-1 lap Federico Andres Mallo (Arg)    
-1l ap Merlin Spranz (Aus)    
-1 lap Fabian Strecker (Ger)    
-1 lap Marcus Nicolai (Ger)    
-2 laps Dominic Furkert (NZl)    
DNF David Simon (Ger) Team Firebike - Droessiger    
DNF Daniele Braidot (Ita)    
DNF Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey / Cannondale    
DNF Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team    
DNF Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys - Evenza Team    
DNF Jakub Magnusek (Cze) S&H Superior Mtb Team    
DNF Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Firebike - Droessiger    
DNF Bart De Vocht (Bel)    
DNF Sascha Bleher (Ger)    
DNF Anton Liyubuy (Ukr)    
DNF Giacomo Antonello (Ita) Giant Italia Team    
DNF Jan Svorada (Cze) Merida Biking Team    
DNS Leandre Bouchard (Can)    
U23 cross country World Cup final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) TX Active Bianchi 542  pts
2 Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 274  
3 Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 260  
4 Alexander Gehbauer (Aut) 250  
5 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 215  
6 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus MIG Team 208  
7 Sebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys-Evenza Team 199  
8 Stephen Ettinger (USA) 174  
9 Ruben Scheire (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 171  
10 David Fletcher (GBr) 137  
11 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Merida Biking Team 132  
12 Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JGB-2 Professional MTB Team 120  
13 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 116  
14 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 111  
15 Markus Bauer (Ger) 100  
16 Reto Indergand (Swi) MK-Zentralschweiz 80  
17 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies 76  
18 Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euro One-Cube MTB Team 64  
19 Diego Rosa (Ita) Giant Italia Team 61  
20 Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour 58  
21 Jeff Luyten (Bel) MPL Specialized MTB Team 58  
22 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team 53  
23 Andy Eyring (Ger) 48  
24 Erik Groen (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team 34  
25 Evan Mcneely (Can) 33  
26 Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) 33  
27 Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads-Orbea 30  
28 Leandre Bouchard (Can) 28  
29 Russell Finsterwald (USA) Subaru-Trek 27  
30 Benjamin Buchi (Swi) 26  
31 Julian Schelb (Ger) 24  
32 Dmytro Titarenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team 23  
33 Marc Metzler (Swi) 23  
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 Marek Rauchfuss (Cze) 12  
46 Luca Braidot (Ita) 11  
47 Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team 10  
48 Julien Trarieux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 10  
49 Cristofer Bosque Ruano (Spa) 8  
50 Tyson Wagler (Can) 8  
51 Henrique Avancini (Bra) ISD Cycling Team 7  
52 Hugo Drechou (Fra) 6  
53 Jack Hinkens (USA) 5  
54 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) 5  
55 Bart De Vocht (Bel) 5  
56 Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 5  
57 Simon Stiebjahn (Ger) 5  
58 Bryan Falaschi (Ita) 4  
59 Martin Gluth (Ger) 4  
60 Nicholas Pettina (Ita) Elettroveneta-Corratec 3  
61 Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour 3  
62 Thomas Sampson (USA) 3  
63 Pete Ostroski (USA) 3  
64 Jonas Pedersen (Den) 2  
65 Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X-Bionic Team 2  
66 Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Team Veloroc Lapierre 2