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MTB World Cup Cross Country #7 & Downhill #6 - Val d'Isère 2012

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July 27-29, 2012

July 28, Elite women cross country:

Dahle Flesjaa wins Val d'Isere World Cup

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
July 28, 2012, 12:41,
Updated:
July 29, 2012, 14:41

Pendrel wraps up World Cup overall

Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan Merida) wins the Val d'Isere World Cup

Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan Merida) wins the Val d'Isere World Cup

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In the final round of the UCI cross country World Cup in Val d'Isere, France, Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan-Merida) took her second win of the World Cup season, as many riders put the final touches on their form for the Olympic Games coming up in two weeks. Catharine Pendrel (Luna) won the women's overall series, with Dahle Flesjaa moving into second after her win.

Dahle Flesjaa jumped into an early lead in the women's five-lap race, joined by Georgia Gould (Luna) and defending World Cup champion Julie Bresset (BH-SR Suntour-Peisey Vallandry). By mid-race, British champion Annie Last (Milka Brentjens) and Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) had moved up to join the chase, with Gould sliding back, as well as teammate Katerina Nash, who had mechanical problems. Pendrel, who had already won the World Cup title after the previous round, was riding back in ninth after a poor start.

Dahle Flesjaa continued to pull away from her rivals in the last two laps, climbing and descending technical sections that the others struggled with. Starting the final lap it began to rain, and Dahle Flesjaa was able to extend her lead over Bresset to 46 seconds by the finish, with Last finishing a career-best third and Batty fourth. Gould rounded out the top-five.

"It was very close to the perfect race," said Dahle Flesjaa. "It's back to the old days when I was leading from the start to the finish. Yah, I had a good day. I knew before that I am starting to be in top shape for this season and this is the perfect feedback for what will be expected in the coming weeks."

Dahle Flesjaa's second win jumped her into second in the overall standings, with 1048 points to Pendrel's 1290, with Nash dropping to third.

The Canadian agreed that she had a tough day. "Today it was super hard. It is a tough course, there's no recovery and there's significant altitude for someone from my neck of the woods," said Pendrel. "I didn't feel horrible, but there are definitely some girls out there with amazing legs. I had a good start until the first corner and then I got caught up in the course and then the whole pack went by me. So I just buried myself for two laps and paid for that, I think. But winning the World Cup is awesome. It is cool to be able to show consistency and also to be able to get it done on the day. And now I am happy to have two weeks in Europe to get used to the time zone and be ready for London."

Team Luna won the day and the World Cup overall.

Full Results

Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 1:32:07  
2 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:00:46  
3 Annie Last* (GBr) Milka Brentjens MTB Racing Team 0:01:09  
4 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 0:01:34  
5 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:02:26  
6 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 0:03:13  
7 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:03:33  
8 Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler - Ixs Team 0:04:05  
9 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 0:04:48  
10 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:05:06  
11 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 0:05:22  
12 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:06:34  
13 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:07:06  
14 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) 0:07:19  
15 Anja Gradl (Ger) Team Bulls 0:07:54  
16 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:08:01  
17 Vera Andreeva (Rus) Team Protek 0:08:02  
18 Sarah Koba (Swi) 0:08:44  
19 Silke Schmidt (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.De Team 0:08:49  
20 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Craft 0:08:50  
21 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 0:09:17  
22 Hanna Klein (Ger) 0:09:47  
23 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 0:10:07  
24 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 0:10:23  
25 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Specialized Solodet Vosges 0:11:38  
26 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:12:23  
27 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade Team 0:12:43  
28 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:13:38  
29 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:13:58  
30 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol 0:14:09  
31 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.De Team 0:14:34  
32 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Focus Mig Team 0:15:02  
33 Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Team Crampfix Nakamura 0:16:39  
34 Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:17:50  
35 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 0:18:11  
-1lap Helene Marcouyre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry    
-1lap Lee Craigie (GBr)    
-1lap Annika Langvad (Den) Team Fujibikes Rockets    
-1lap Sabrina Maurer (Swi) Bskgraf Rollmat-Koba MTB Team    
-1lap Serrano Rodriguez (Ecu)    
-1lap Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team    
-1lap Franziska Brun (Swi)    
-1lap Mercedes Pacios Pujado (Spa)    
-1lap Anne Terpstra* (Ned)    
-2laps Lucie Vesela (Cze) GT Bicycles Opportunity    
-2laps Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer - BMC    
-2laps Maxine Filby (GBr)    
-2laps Maaris Meier (Est)    
-2laps Kristien Nelen (Bel) Houffalize-Granville Team    
-2laps Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe)    
-3laps Stephania Magri (Mlt)    
-3laps Nirjala Tamrakar (Nep)    
DNF Eva Lechner (Ita)    
DNF Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luna Pro Team 71  pts
2 BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 58  
3 Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 46  
4 Multivan Merida Biking Team 40  
5 Milka Brentjens MTB Racing Team 32  
6 Subaru - Trek 30  
7 Ghost Factory Racing Team 24  
8 Wheeler - Ixs Team 23  
9 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 21  
10 Team Bulls 16  
11 CCC Polkowice 15  
12 Team Protek 14  
13 Notebooksbilliger.De Team 12  
14 Bikepark.Ch Craft 11  
15 Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 7  
16 Specialized Solodet Vosges 6  
17 Trek-Kmc Trade Team 4  
18 GT Skoda Chamonix 3  
19 Colnago Sudtirol 1  
Elite women individual final World Cup standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 1290  pts
2 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 1048  
3 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 954  
4 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 950  
5 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 893  
6 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 885  
7 Annie Last* (GBr) Milka Brentjens MTB Racing Team 702  
8 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) 694  
9 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 670  
10 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 645  
11 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 588  
12 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 542  
13 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 512  
14 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 479  
15 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 450  
16 Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler - Ixs Team 442  
17 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 420  
18 Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing Team 397  
19 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 375  
20 Pauline Ferrand Prevot* (Fra) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 374  
21 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Salcano Factory Team 361  
22 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Specialized Solodet Vosges 352  
23 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.De Team 319  
24 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 315  
25 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 311  
26 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 298  
27 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol 295  
28 Annika Langvad (Den) Team Fujibikes Rockets 292  
29 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Craft 275  
30 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 271  
31 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 270  
32 Amanda Sin (Can) Scott-3Roxracing 256  
33 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol 253  
34 Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice 246  
35 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 245  
36 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 240  
37 Anne Terpstra* (Ned) 239  
38 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 233  
39 Vera Andreeva (Rus) Team Protek 198  
40 Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 197  
41 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Focus Mig Team 197  
42 Sarah Koba (Swi) 180  
43 Hanna Klein (Ger) 180  
44 Silke Schmidt (Ger) Notebooksbilliger.De Team 171  
45 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) 164  
46 Nataliya Krompets (Ukr) Isd MTB Team 153  
47 Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Team Crampfix Nakamura 151  
48 Anja Gradl (Ger) Team Bulls 146  
49 Lene Byberg (Nor) GT Skoda Chamonix 142  
50 Sandra Walter (Can) 136  
51 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 134  
52 Laura Turpijn (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 125  
53 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 120  
54 Mikaela Kofman (Can) Scott-3Roxracing 118  
55 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 118  
56 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 114  
57 Qinglan Shi (Chn) 105  
58 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade Team 99  
59 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 98  
60 Heidi Sandsto Rosaasen (Nor) Team United Bakeries 93  
61 Judy Freeman (USA) 91  
62 Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer - BMC 85  
63 Erin Huck (USA) 84  
64 Agustina Maria Apaza (Arg) 84  
65 Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz (Pol) 84  
66 Lee Craigie (GBr) 82  
67 Aleksandra Mooradian (Pol) 82  
68 Noelia Rodriguez (Arg) 81  
69 Adriana Rojas (CRc) 76  
70 Maxine Filby (GBr) 76  
71 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 60  
72 Alexandra Gabriela Serrano Rodriguez (Ecu) 60  
73 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) 60  
74 Caroline Mani (Fra) 55  
75 Katherine Herrera (CRc) 52  
76 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 51  
77 Rowena Fry (Aus) 51  
78 Cindy Montambault (Can) 48  
79 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) 46  
80 Mandy Dreyer (Can) 46  
81 Daniela Campuzano (Mex) 42  
82 Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 42  
83 Amy Dombroski (USA) 38  
84 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 38  
85 Chloe Woodruff (USA) 36  
86 Samantha Sanders (RSA) 36  
87 Franziska Brun (Swi) 35  
88 Lucie Vesela (Cze) GT Bicycles Opportunity 35  
89 Helene Marcouyre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 34  
90 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) 31  
91 Jenni King (Aus) 31  
92 Sabrina Maurer (Swi) Bskgraf Rollmat-Koba MTB Team 29  
93 Caroline Villeneuve (Can) 29  
94 Nina Baum (USA) 27  
95 Bryna Blanchard (USA) 26  
96 Mercedes Pacios Pujado (Spa) 25  
97 Sally Gabriel (GBr) 23  
98 Maaris Meier (Est) 20  
99 Ivonne Kraft (Ger) 20  
100 Kristien Nelen (Bel) Houffalize-Granville Team 19  
101 Stephania Magri (Mlt) 17  
102 Nirjala Tamrakar (Nep) 16  
103 Willow Rockwell (USA) Trek World Racing 14  
104 Jodie Willett (Aus) 13  
105 Pavlina Sulcova (Cze) Merida Biking Team 10  
106 Catherine Vipond (Can) 9  
107 Julia Colvin (RSA) 9  
108 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa Merida 8  
109 Jane Nussli (GBr) Fischer - BMC 8  
110 Melanie Palframan (RSA) 8  
Team final World Cup standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luna Pro Team 579  pts
2 Ghost Factory Racing Team 300  
3 BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 248  
4 CCC Polkowice 218  
5 Subaru - Trek 217  
6 Multivan Merida Biking Team 190  
7 Sabine Spitz Haibike Team 158  
8 Milka Brentjens Mtb Racing Team 143  
9 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 137  
10 Topeak Ergon Racing Team 128  
11 Rabobank Giant Offroad Team 112  
12 Specialized Racing 96  
13 Colnago Sudtirol 92  
14 Wheeler - Ixs Team 78  
15 Salcano Factory Team 59  
16 Notebooksbilliger.De Team 51  
17 Specialized Solodet Vosges 44  
18 Team Fujibikes Rockets 43  
19 GT Skoda Chamonix 43  
20 Bikepark.Ch Craft 39  
21 ISD MTB Team 31  
22 Scott-3Roxracing 30  
23 Team Bulls 22  
24 Team Protek 14  
25 Focus MIG Team 7  
26 Trek-KMC Trade Team 4  
27 Team Crampfix Nakamura 2  

 

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