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MTB World Cup Cross Country #1 & Eliminator #1 - Albstadt 2013

Date range:
May 17-19, 2013

May 18, U23 men cross country:

Schulte-Luenzum races to U23 cross country win in Albstadt

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
May 18, 2013, 17:01 BST,
Updated:
May 19, 2013, 6:02 BST

Schuermans and Van der Heijden follow in second and third

Markus Schulte-Luenzum wins the U23 men's cross country race at the Albstadt World Cup

Markus Schulte-Luenzum wins the U23 men's cross country race at the Albstadt World Cup

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In the under 23 men's race, German national champion Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Focus XC) started the six-lap race with a blazingly fast sub-13 minute lap, the only rider of the day to go under 13 minutes. He maintained his fast lap pace through the next lap, spurred on by the cheering partisan crowd and built a 24-second cushion on his chasers.

Schulte-Luenzum's chasers could not claw him back. Jens Schuermans (Versluys) and Jordan Sarrou (Focus/Rotor/Coach-System.fr) shared the chasing duties through most of the race, until the Frenchman, Sarrou, cracked on the final lap, with Schuermans pulling away to take second and the 2012 World Cup champion Michiel van der Heijden (Giant Pro XC) overtaking Sarrou for third.

"My goal was to win a World Cup this year," said Schulte-Luenzum, "and I knew that I would prefer to do it in Albstadt. This is just an awesome result."

"It was not my plan to take the lead at the beginning, because I was unsure if I could hold it. But in the lead I was able to manage my own race at my own pace."

Full Results

U23 men cross country
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus XC Team 1:21:16  
2 Jens Schuermans (Bel) Versluys Team 0:00:17  
3 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Giant Pro XC Team 0:00:33  
4 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr 0:01:02  
5 Julien Trarieux (Fra) 0:01:27  
6 Daniele Braidot (Ita) 0:01:35  
7 Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team 0:01:46  
8 Reto Indergand (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 0:01:54  
9 Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson VTT 0:01:59  
10 Nicholas Pettina (Ita) 0:02:06  
11 Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda    
12 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team 0:02:08  
13 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 0:02:10  
14 Grant Ferguson (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team 0:02:17  
15 Christian Pfäffle (Ger) 0:02:21  
16 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team 0:02:36  
17 Didier Bats (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team 0:02:58  
18 Martin Gluth (Ger) 0:03:03  
19 Julian Schelb (Ger) 0:03:21  
20 Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing Xc 0:03:22  
21 Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) BH - SR Suntour - KMC 0:03:40  
22 Dirk Peters (NZl)    
23 James Reid (RSA) 0:03:58  
24 Emilien Barben (Swi) 0:04:24  
25 Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team 0:05:01  
26 Bart De Vocht (Bel) Goeman Scott Cycling Team Vzw 0:05:07  
27 Andrea Righettini (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team 0:05:16  
28 Jan Nesvadba (Cze) 0:05:32  
29 Lorenzo Samparisi (Ita) Merida Italia Team 0:05:46  
30 Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Merida NTG 0:06:09  
31 Marvin Gruget (Fra) Look - Beaumes De Venise 0:06:24  
32 Luca Braidot (Ita)    
33 Romain Seigle (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Tec 0:06:25  
34 Brendon Davids (RSA)    
35 Marc Stutzmann (Swi) 0:06:59  
36 Mitchell Bailey (Can) 0:07:21  
37 Rens De Bruijn (Ned) Sbj Bike Team 0:07:24  
38 Gregor Raggl (Aut) Ötztal Scott Racing Team 0:07:29  
39 Thijs Zuurbier (Ned) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda    
40 Maxime Urruty (Fra) Creuse Oxygene 0:07:39  
41 Olivier Bruwiere (Bel) 0:07:40  
42 Antoine Bouqueret (Fra) Scott La Clusaz 0:07:41  
43 Aaron Beck (Ger) 0:07:45  
44 Tomas Paprstka (Cze) 0:07:54  
45 Leandre Bouchard (Can) 0:07:59  
46 David Simon (Ger) 0:08:20  
47 Alexander Laugesen (Den) 0:08:25  
48 Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz (Spa) 0:08:29  
49 Jeremy Martin (Can) 0:08:34  
50 Kerry Werner (USA) 0:08:46  
51 Louis Wolf (Ger) 0:08:53  
52 Martin Stosek (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB Team 0:08:57  
53 Florian Chenaux (Swi) 0:09:00  
54 Enea Vetsch (Swi) Bsk Graf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team 0:09:13  
55 Michael Mayer (Aut) 0:09:26  
56 Matthijs Eversdijk (Ned)    
57 Krystof Bogar (Cze) 0:09:27  
58 Markus Preiss (Aut) 0:09:36  
59 Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC 0:09:41  
60 Luke Roberts (RSA) 0:09:56  
61 Maximilian Maier (Ger) 0:09:59  
62 Fabien Doubey (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Tec 0:10:05  
63 Axel Lindh (Swe) 0:10:47  
64 Thibault Geneste (Fra) Newcycling 0:10:53  
65 Fabrice Mels (Bel) Salcano Alanya 0:11:04  
66 Christopher Platt (Ger) 0:11:06  
67 Martin Frey (Ger)    
68 Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team 0:11:17  
69 Toki Sawada (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team 0:11:25  
70 Luiz Cocuzzi (Bra) 0:12:36  
71 Samuel Shaw (NZl) 0:12:41  
-1lap Pieter Geluykens (Bel) Team Merida Wallonie MTB    
-1lap Artem Shevtsov (Ukr) Cycling Club Roma MTB Team    
-1lap Kevin Panhuyzen (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade Team    
-1lap Travis Walker (RSA)    
-1lap Philipp Wetzelberger (Aut)    
-1lap Steven James (GBr)    
-1lap Rick Reimann (Swi)    
-1lap Stefan Peter (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader    
-1lap Rok Korosec (Slo) Calcit Bike Team    
-1lap Peteris Janevics (Lat)    
-1lap Maciej Jeziorski (Pol)    
-1lap Marcel Guerrini (Swi)    
-1lap Patrick Lüthi (Swi)    
-1lap Anton Cooper (NZl) Cannondale Factory Racing    
-1lap Victor Koretzky (Fra) Bikepark.Ch Adrisport    
-1lap Russell Finsterwald (USA) Trek Factory Racing    
-1lap Arnaud Cannau (Fra) Aix VTT Thrifty    
-2laps Marcus Nicolai (Ger)    
-2laps Arno Du Toit (RSA)    
-2laps Emil Linde (Swe)    
-2laps Arnis Petersons (Lat)    
-2laps Beltain Schmid (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team    
-2laps Piotr Kurczab (Pol) Sante-Bsa Tour    
-2laps Mark Csielka (Hun)    
-2laps Adria Noguera Soldevila (Spa)    
-2laps Mykolay Shepel (Ukr)    
-2laps Matis Preimanis (Lat)    
-2laps Ulisse Fieschi (Swi) JB Felt Team    
-3laps Ben Comfort (Aus)    
-3laps Paul Rodenbach (RSA) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team    
-3laps Yago Sardina Carrillo (Spa)    
-3laps Charles Planet (Fra)    
-3laps Nicolas Mariotto Sessler (Bra) Caloi    
-3laps Ruslan Boredskiy (Rus)    
-4laps Andrey Myshakov (Rus)    
DNF Andrey Fonseca (CRc) Bi&Esse Carrera    
DNF Jonas Pedersen (Den)    
DNF Frantisek Lami (Svk)    
DNF Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Merida Italia Team    
DNF Ben Zwiehoff (Ger)    
DNF Erik Jonsson (Swe)    
DNF Keegan Swenson (USA) Cannondale Factory Racing    
DNF Lars Forster (Swi)    
DNF Fabian Costa (Aut)    
DNF Sturla Aune (Nor)    
DNF Luis Camacho (CRc) Bi&Esse Carrera    
DNF Urban Ferencak (Slo) Calcit Bike Team    
DNF Adrian Retief (NZl)    
DNF Jochen Weisenseel (Ger)    
U23 men cross country World Cup standings after round 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus XC Team 90  pts
2 Jens Schuermans (Bel) Versluys Team 70  
3 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Giant Pro XC Team 60  
4 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr 50  
5 Julien Trarieux (Fra) 40  
6 Daniele Braidot (Ita) 35  
7 Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team 30  
8 Reto Indergand (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 27  
9 Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson VTT 24  
10 Nicholas Pettina (Ita) 22  
11 Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda 20  
12 Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team 18  
13 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 16  
14 Grant Ferguson (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team 14  
15 Christian Pfäffle (Ger) 12  
16 Kenta Gallagher (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team 10  
17 Didier Bats (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team 9  
18 Martin Gluth (Ger) 8  
19 Julian Schelb (Ger) 7  
20 Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing XC 6  
21 Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) BH - SR Suntour - KMC 5  
22 Dirk Peters (NZl) 4  
23 James Reid (RSA) 3  
24 Emilien Barben (Swi) 2  
25 Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team 1