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MTB World Cup Cross Country #8 & Downhill & Four Cross #8 2009

Date range:
September 18-20, 2009

September 19, Elite men four cross finals:

Graves on top in men's four cross

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
September 20, 2009, 15:15 BST,
Updated:
September 21, 2009, 18:18 BST

Saladini, Fischbach round out podium

Jared Graves flies to yet another victory

Jared Graves flies to yet another victory

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World Cup champion Jared Graves (Yeti Fox Shox) confirmed his four cross World Cup title under the lights of the Planai ski slope in Schladming, Austria, Saturday night.

The men's series had already been won by Graves, the new world champion, but he wasn't about to pass up the opportunity to finish the season on a winning note. The Australian was untouchable, easily winning his heats in every round, often by huge margins. in the final, it came down to Graves, Romain Saladini (Team Sunn), Johannes Fishbach (Ghost ATG) and Dutchman Joost Wichman. Wichman ran into trouble at the top of the course, putting himself out of contention, and the young Frenchman Saladini was able to hold off Fishbach for second behind Graves.

Saladini's second place bumped him up to third in the final standings behind Graves and Wichman. He took over the place of injured Roger Rinderknecht (GT Bicycles).

"It's been a good season," said Graves. "Tonight I was confident [of winning], but there were a lot of interesting moves and crashes happening out there. I wanted to go out on a strong finish to the season, so I knew what I had to do. There were a couple of small mistakes, but nothing that cost me, so it was a good night."

Results

Big Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team    
2 Romain Saladini (Fra) Team Sunn    
3 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team    
4 Joost Wichman (Ned)    
Small Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
5 Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal    
6 Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team    
7 Filip Polc (Svk) Ms Evil Racing    
8 Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain Uk    
1/4 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
9 Tomas Slavik (Cze)    
10 Patrick Campbell-Jenner (GBr)    
11 Quentin Derbier (Fra)    
12 Brook Macdonald (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team    
13 Michal Prokop (Cze)    
14 Jurg Meijer (Ned)    
15 Pascal Seydoux (Swi)    
16 Premek Tejchman (Cze)    
1/8 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
17 Mitch Ropelato (USA)    
18 Wyn Masters (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team    
19 David Graf (Swi)    
20 Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Kenda Morewood    
21 William Evans (GBr)    
22 Marek Pesko (Svk)    
23 Adrian Kiener (Swi)    
24 Daniel Fülle (Ger)    
25 Adam Stasek (Cze) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team    
26 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense    
27 Thomas Schäfer (Ger) Solid Aclass Factory Team    
28 Arne Tschugg (Ger)    
29 Will Longden (GBr)    
30 Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lucas (Spa) Specialized Factory Racing    
31 Luka Novak (Slo)    
32 Jan Svub (Cze)    
33 Duncan Ferris (GBr)    
34 Stepan Novotny (Cze)    
35 Petrik Brückner (Ger)    
36 Jakub Hnidak (Cze)    
37 Peter Novacik (Svk)    
38 Joey Van Veghel (Ned)    
39 Scott Roberts (GBr)    
40 Aiko Göhler (Ger)    
41 Attila Kovacs (Hun)    
42 Tom Dowie (GBr)    
43 Stefan Kiser (Swi)    
44 Marko Runst (Ger)    
45 Mathieu Troquier (Fra)    
46 Matej Stapic (Slo)    
47 Daniel Auerswald (Ger)    
48 Lukasz Baran (Pol)    
49 Jakub Riha (Cze)    
50 Kieran Mcavoy (GBr)    
51 Matej Vitko (Svk)    
52 Martin Frei (Swi)    
53 Tilen Frank (Slo)    
54 Thomas Bubla (Aut)    
55 Luis Brethauer (Ger)    
56 Frans Sjoblom (Swe)    
57 Maximilian Wrstala (Ger)    
58 Christoph Eder (Aut)    
59 Robert Kulesza (Pol)    
60 Thomas Krainer (Aut)    
DSQ Mathieu Gallean (Fra)    
DSQ Sidney Gerber (Swi)    
DNS Lorenzo Suding (Ita)    
DNS Piotr Paradowski (Pol)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 70  pts
2 Suspension Center 50  
3 Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team 50  
4 Team Sunn 35  
5 Animal Commencal 22  
6 MS Evil Racing 18  
7 Rocky Mountain UK 16  
8 Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team 9  
Elite men final World Cup standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 800  pts
2 Joost Wichman (Ned) 551  
3 Romain Saladini (Fra) Team Sunn 428  
4 Roger Rinderknecht (Swi) GT Bicycles 376  
5 Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal 341  
6 Michal Prokop (Cze) 270  
7 Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lucas (Spa) Specialized Factory Racing 240  
8 Tomas Slavik (Cze) 235  
9 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team 143  
10 Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team 133  
11 Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain UK 111  
12 Filip Polc (Svk) MS Evil Racing 110  
13 Mitch Ropelato (USA) 100  
14 Luke Madill (Aus) GT Bicycles 100  
15 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 100  
16 Jurg Meijer (Ned) 97  
17 Quentin Derbier (Fra) 87  
18 Mickael Deldycke (Fra) 40  
19 Cédric Gracia (Fra) 40  
20 Pascal Seydoux (Swi) 34  
21 Matej Vitko (Svk) 34  
22 Michael Robert Haderer (USA) 30  
23 Gee Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal 30  
24 Patrick Campbell-Jenner (GBr) 28  
25 Bernard Kerr (GBr) 25  
26 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) 25  
27 Brook Macdonald (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team 22  
28 David Graf (Swi) 20  
29 Sascha Meyenborg (Ger) 20  
30 John Swanguen (USA) 14  
31 William Evans (GBr) 14  
32 Joey Van Veghel (Ned) 14  
33 Blake Carney (USA) 12  
34 Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Kenda Morewood 11  
35 Randal Huntington (Aus) 11  
36 Lewis Lacey (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 11  
37 Darryn Stow (RSA)    
38 Michal Marosi (Cze)    
39 Will Longden (GBr)    
40 Martin Frei (Swi)    
41 Premek Tejchman (Cze)    
42 Arne Tschugg (Ger)    
43 Marek Pesko (Svk)    
44 Adam Stasek (Cze) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team    
Team final World Cup standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 305  pts
2 Suspension Center 300  
3 Team Sunn 182  
4 Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team 176  
5 GT Bicycles 174  
6 Animal Commencal 168  
7 Norco World Team 165  
8 Specialized Factory Racing 109  
9 Rocky Mountain UK 72  
10 MS Evil Racing 71  
11 Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 67  
12 Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team 18  
13 Kenda Morewood 9