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May 19, Under 23 women cross country:

Belomoyna wins U23 women's cross country

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
May 19, 2012, 15:04 BST,
Updated:
May 19, 2012, 20:55 BST

Ukrainian rider leads overall World Cup standings

Yana Belomoyna wins the U23 women's cross country in La Bresse, France

Yana Belomoyna wins the U23 women's cross country in La Bresse, France

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Round four of the cross country series of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup opened with the junior and under 23 women's and under 23 men's races in La Bresse, France, on Saturday. The under 23 women's World Cup leader Yana Belomoyna (Bi&Esse-Infotre Protek) solidified her lead when rival Jolanda Neff (Wheeler-IXS) crashed out of the race.

It initially looked like Neff would repeat her dominating performance from a week ago, as she quickly built a one minute plus lead over Belomoyna. However, the Swiss rider crashed heavily on the third lap, hitting her knee, and pulled out of the race shortly afterward.

Belomoyna easily held on for her second win of the season, while a battle developed for the remaining podium places. South Africa's Candice Neethling initially was in third, but faded in the final lap, and was overtaken by both the Australian national champion Rebecca Henderson and Neff's teammate Samara Sheppard, who took the third and final podium spot.

Full Results

Under 23 women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yana Belomoyna (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek 1:23:33  
2 Rebecca Henderson (Aus) 0:01:37  
3 Samara Sheppard (NZl) Wheeler - IXS Team 0:02:21  
4 Candice Neethling (RSA) 0:02:22  
5 Paula Gorycka (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team 0:04:36  
6 Monika Zur (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team 0:04:49  
7 Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol 0:05:40  
8 Helen Grobert (Ger) 0:07:22  
9 Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:07:27  
10 Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer - BMC 0:07:31  
11 Andréanne Pichette (Can) 0:09:21  
12 Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.Ch Craft 0:09:35  
13 Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:10:33  
14 Marta Tereshchuk (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek 0:11:07  
15 Laura Valentina Abril Restrepo (Col) 0:11:37  
16 Alessia Bulleri (Ita) 0:11:56  
17 Vendula Kuntova (Cze) GT Bicycles Opportunity 0:12:19  
18 Marion Azam (Fra) Definitive Spectra.Tec ASPTT 0:12:41  
19 Karla Stepanova (Cze) 0:14:09  
20 Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Factory Team 0:14:51  
21 Kateryna Naberezhna (Ukr) ISD MTB Team 0:15:22  
22 Tina Kindlhofer (Aut) 0:15:30  
23 Zuzana Pirzkallova (Cze) 0:15:56  
24 Miranda Agusti Sanchez (Spa) 0:16:34  
25 Marta Pastore (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa Merida 0:17:20  
-1lap Yuval Bar Ziv (Isr)    
-1lap Aurea Ruiz Garcia (Spa)    
-1lap Anais Simon (Fra)    
-2laps Fabienne Andres (Swi)    
DNF Jolanda Neff (Swi) Wheeler - IXS Team    
DNF Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus) Team Protek    
DNF Kajsa Snihs (Swe)    
DNF Lorraine Truong (Swi) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry    
DNF Laura Bietola (Can) Scott-3Roxracing    
DNF Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa Merida    
DNF Claire Oakley (Irl) Wxc World Racing    
DNS Serena Calvetti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop    
DNS Virginie Pointet (Swi) Jb Felt Team    
Under 23 women World Cup standings after four rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yana Belomoyna (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek 320  pts
2 Rebecca Henderson (Aus) 181  
3 Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus) Team Protek 174  
4 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Wheeler - IXS Team 140  
5 Paula Gorycka (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team 140  
6 Candice Neethling (RSA) 126  
7 Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.Ch Craft 125  
8 Samara Sheppard (NZl) Wheeler - IXS Team 122  
9 Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 103  
10 Kajsa Snihs (Swe) 97  
11 Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team 92  
12 Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol 88  
13 Helen Grobert (Ger) 86  
14 Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer - BMC 74  
15 Monika Zur (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team 73  
16 Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 46  
17 Serena Calvetti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop 42  
18 Marta Tereshchuk (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek 36  
19 Virginie Pointet (Swi) Jb Felt Team 33  
20 Andréanne Pichette (Can) 28  
21 Vendula Kuntova (Cze) GT Bicycles Opportunity 21  
22 Jitka Skarnitzlova (Cze) Rubena Auto-Mencik Specialized 17  
23 Ashleigh Parker-Moffatt (RSA) 14  
24 Marion Azam (Fra) Definitive Spectra.Tec ASPTT 13  
25 Laura Valentina Abril Restrepo (Col) 12  
26 Angela Egeland (RSA) 12  
27 Alessia Bulleri (Ita) 10  
28 Simone Vosloo (RSA) 10  
29 Kateryna Naberezhna (Ukr) ISD MTB Team 10  
30 Karla Stepanova (Cze) 7  
31 Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol 7  
32 Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Factory Team 6  
33 Tina Kindlhofer (Aut) 4  
34 Regina Genser (Ger) 4  
35 Zuzana Pirzkallova (Cze) 3  
36 Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa Merida 3  
37 Miranda Agusti Sanchez (Spa) 2  
38 Laura Bietola (Can) Scott-3Roxracing 2  
39 Ingrid Sofie Jacobsen (Nor) 2  
40 Marta Pastore (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa Merida 1  
41 Lorraine Truong (Swi) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 1