Graves on top in men's four cross

Saladini, Fischbach round out podium

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) TeamResult
1Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team  
2Romain Saladini (Fra) Team Sunn  
3Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team  
4Joost Wichman (Ned)  
Small Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
5Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal  
6Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team  
7Filip Polc (Svk) Ms Evil Racing  
8Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain Uk  
1/4 Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
9Tomas Slavik (Cze)  
10Patrick Campbell-Jenner (GBr)  
11Quentin Derbier (Fra)  
12Brook Macdonald (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team  
13Michal Prokop (Cze)  
14Jurg Meijer (Ned)  
15Pascal Seydoux (Swi)  
16Premek Tejchman (Cze)  
1/8 Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
17Mitch Ropelato (USA)  
18Wyn Masters (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team  
19David Graf (Swi)  
20Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Kenda Morewood  
21William Evans (GBr)  
22Marek Pesko (Svk)  
23Adrian Kiener (Swi)  
24Daniel Fülle (Ger)  
25Adam Stasek (Cze) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team  
26Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense  
27Thomas Schäfer (Ger) Solid Aclass Factory Team  
28Arne Tschugg (Ger)  
29Will Longden (GBr)  
30Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lucas (Spa) Specialized Factory Racing  
31Luka Novak (Slo)  
32Jan Svub (Cze)  
33Duncan Ferris (GBr)  
34Stepan Novotny (Cze)  
35Petrik Brückner (Ger)  
36Jakub Hnidak (Cze)  
37Peter Novacik (Svk)  
38Joey Van Veghel (Ned)  
39Scott Roberts (GBr)  
40Aiko Göhler (Ger)  
41Attila Kovacs (Hun)  
42Tom Dowie (GBr)  
43Stefan Kiser (Swi)  
44Marko Runst (Ger)  
45Mathieu Troquier (Fra)  
46Matej Stapic (Slo)  
47Daniel Auerswald (Ger)  
48Lukasz Baran (Pol)  
49Jakub Riha (Cze)  
50Kieran Mcavoy (GBr)  
51Matej Vitko (Svk)  
52Martin Frei (Swi)  
53Tilen Frank (Slo)  
54Thomas Bubla (Aut)  
55Luis Brethauer (Ger)  
56Frans Sjoblom (Swe)  
57Maximilian Wrstala (Ger)  
58Christoph Eder (Aut)  
59Robert Kulesza (Pol)  
60Thomas Krainer (Aut)  
DSQMathieu Gallean (Fra)  
DSQSidney Gerber (Swi)  
DNSLorenzo Suding (Ita)  
DNSPiotr Paradowski (Pol)  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team70 pts
2Suspension Center50 
3Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team50 
4Team Sunn35 
5Animal Commencal22 
6MS Evil Racing18 
7Rocky Mountain UK16 
8Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team9 
Elite men final World Cup standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team800 pts
2Joost Wichman (Ned)551 
3Romain Saladini (Fra) Team Sunn428 
4Roger Rinderknecht (Swi) GT Bicycles376 
5Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal341 
6Michal Prokop (Cze)270 
7Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lucas (Spa) Specialized Factory Racing240 
8Tomas Slavik (Cze)235 
9Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team143 
10Guido Tschugg (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team133 
11Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain UK111 
12Filip Polc (Svk) MS Evil Racing110 
13Mitch Ropelato (USA)100 
14Luke Madill (Aus) GT Bicycles100 
15Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense100 
16Jurg Meijer (Ned)97 
17Quentin Derbier (Fra)87 
18Mickael Deldycke (Fra)40 
19Cédric Gracia (Fra)40 
20Pascal Seydoux (Swi)34 
21Matej Vitko (Svk)34 
22Michael Robert Haderer (USA)30 
23Gee Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal30 
24Patrick Campbell-Jenner (GBr)28 
25Bernard Kerr (GBr)25 
26Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze)25 
27Brook Macdonald (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team22 
28David Graf (Swi)20 
29Sascha Meyenborg (Ger)20 
30John Swanguen (USA)14 
31William Evans (GBr)14 
32Joey Van Veghel (Ned)14 
33Blake Carney (USA)12 
34Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Kenda Morewood11 
35Randal Huntington (Aus)11 
36Lewis Lacey (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense11 
37Darryn Stow (RSA)  
38Michal Marosi (Cze)  
39Will Longden (GBr)  
40Martin Frei (Swi)  
41Premek Tejchman (Cze)  
42Arne Tschugg (Ger)  
43Marek Pesko (Svk)  
44Adam Stasek (Cze) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team  
Team final World Cup standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team305 pts
2Suspension Center300 
3Team Sunn182 
4Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team176 
5GT Bicycles174 
6Animal Commencal168 
7Norco World Team165 
8Specialized Factory Racing109 
9Rocky Mountain UK72 
10MS Evil Racing71 
11Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense67 
12Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team18 
13Kenda Morewood9 
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