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MTB World Cup Downhill #2 & Four Cross #3 2010

Date range:
June 4- 6, 2010

June 05, Elite women four cross:

Horakova wins in Fort William

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Cycling News
Published:
June 05, 2010, 23:55 BST,
Updated:
June 08, 2010, 21:26 BST

Mocik, Labounkova net podium placings

World Cup leader Jana Horakova (Duratec).

World Cup leader Jana Horakova (Duratec).

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There were no surprises in round three of the four cross Mountain Bike World Cup at Fort William, Scotland, with Jana Horakova (Duratec) taking her second victory of the year before a crowd of 8,000 spectators.

Fort Bill was uncharacteristically warm and dry, making the course dusty and loose, and causing numerous washouts in the corners. The organizers also replaced a rock garden halfway down the course with extra turns, after rider complaints that it was too narrow. Despite the conditions, the top four qualifiers in the women's field made it through to the finals.

The women's defending World Cup champion, Anneke Beerten (Suspension Centre) qualified fastest, and easily made it to the final, along with Horakova, Anita Molcik (Yeti) and Czech rider Romana Labounkova. One rider missing from the final was Australian Sarsha Huntington - Huntington has been consistently among the top riders this season, but crashed hard in the small final for fifth place while leading, and had to be carried off the course on a backboard.

In the final, Horakova was first out of the gate, followed by Molcik, and these two held their positions to the finish. Beerten had a poor start, and struggled all the way down the course, finishing fourth and last behind Labounkova. Lucia Oetjen (Thoemus Racing) won the small final for the remaining podium spot.

"I'm very happy, I didn't expect this," said Horakova. "I didn't have a very good gate, I thought, so I am surprised to win here."

Horakova also said that this will be her last World Cup until the final round in Windham, New York, as she switches to BMX for the upcoming world championships in South Africa. She now leads the series with 220 points to Molcik's 180, with Beerten a distant third at 130 points.

Full Results

Big Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jana Horakova (Cze) Duratec    
2 Anita Molcik (Aut) Yeti    
3 Romana Labounkova (Cze)    
4 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Suspension Center    
Small Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
5 Lucia Oetjen (Sui) Thoemus Racing Team    
6 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team    
7 Katy Curd (GBr)    
8 Sarsha Huntington (Aus)    
1/4 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
9 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center    
10 Steffi Marth (Ger)    
11 Eva Castro Fernandez (Esp)    
12 Susanne Lacey (GBr)    
13 Angelika Hohenwarter (Aut)    
14 Neven Steinmetz (USA)    
15 Dana Elena Schweika (Ger)    
16 Stephanie Teltscher (Ger) Dr-Gravity Union    
 
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 71  pts
2 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 40  
3 Agang Racing 30  
4 Team Sunn Montgenevre 26  
5 Suspension Center 20  
6 Thoemus Racing Team 15  
7 Commencal 12  
8 Norco World Team 10  
9 Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team 7  
10 Rocky Mountain UK 6  
Individual World Cup Standings after round 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jana Horakova (Cze) Duratec 220  pts
2 Anita Molcik (Aut) Yeti 180  
3 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Suspension Center 130  
4 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team 120  
5 Sarsha Huntington (Aus) 100  
6 Romana Labounkova (Cze) 80  
7 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center 60  
8 Caroline Buchanan (Aus) Commencal 40  
9 Lucia Oetjen (Sui) Thoemus Racing Team 35  
10 Katy Curd (GBr) 20  
11 Angelika Hohenwarter (Aut) 5  
Team World Cup standings after three rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 231  pts
2 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 115  
3 Suspension Center 95  
4 Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team 61  
5 Agang Racing 60  
6 Norco World Team 50  
7 Commencal 44  
8 Team Sunn Montgenevre 26  
9 Rocky Mountain UK 26  
10 Thoemus Racing Team 18  
11 RC Alpine Commencal Austria 12  
12 2Stage Factory 5