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MTB World Cup Cross Country #2 & Eliminator #2 - Nove Mesto na Morave 2013

Date range:
May 24-26, 2013

May 24, Elite women eliminator:

Rissveds lands another win for Sweden in Nove Mesto World Cup

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
May 25, 2013, 1:33 BST,
Updated:
May 25, 2013, 15:41 BST

Stirnemann, Engen got toe-to-toe for minor placings

Jenny Rissveds (Swedish National) beats Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team)

Jenny Rissveds (Swedish National) beats Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team)

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Jenny Rissveds (Swedish National Team) became the second Swedish rider in two rounds of the UCI Eliminator World Cup to win, following in the footsteps of compatriot Alexandra Engen (Ghost Factory). Engen retained her overall lead in the series after finishing third.

The Nove Mesto eliminator course was very different from the first round, in Albstadt, Germany, last week. Where the opening round was very technical, running through city streets, this week incorporated parts of the cross country circuit, with a rock garden and long climb, requiring power and endurance.

Rissveds, who had been favoured to make the final in the first round before crashing in the semi-final there, had a clean run through to final with the exception of her quarter-final race, when she had to play catch up from last place after slipping a pedal in the start.

In the final, Rissveds was up against round one winner and world champion Engen, Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz Haibike) and cross country World Cup leader Eva Lechner (Colnago Sudtirol). The group rode together through the opening jumps and rock garden, and then Rissveds made her move on the long paved climb halfway through the 1070-metre circuit, attacking to get the lead as the riders headed into singletrack.

"Jenny was too strong," said Engen. "She attacked at the top of hill and I just couldn't get on her wheel. She was fastest today. This is a course that you can be tactical on and wait until later in the race, but Jenny was just too strong."

Rissveds cruised in for the win, while Engen lost a close sprint for second to Stirnemann.

"My tactic was to be powerful at the beginning and look back at technical section to see if anyone was there," Rissveds said. "It wasn't easy, but I think my tactic was the best today. The course had everything - tech sections and you had to be powerful on the climb. The crash last week gave me some motivation, but I was also a little bit nervous because of it."

Engen retains the eliminator World Cup overall lead with 90 points, with Rissved in second 10 points back, tied for points with Stirnemann.

Elite women's eliminator full results

Big Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jenny Rissveds (Swe)    
2 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team    
3 Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing Team    
4 Eva Lechner (Ita) Team Colnago Sudtirol    
Small Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
5 Linda Indergand (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader    
6 Pauline Ferrand Prevot* (Fra) Giant Pro XC Team    
7 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) Bi&Esse Carrera    
8 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team    
1/4 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
9 Jolanda Neff* (Swi) Giant Pro XC Team    
10 Nadine Rieder (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team    
11 Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Can)    
12 Lena Putz (Ger)    
13 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader    
14 Elvira Khayrullina (Rus)    
15 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Team Colnago Sudtirol    
16 Ingrid Sofie Jacobsen (Nor)    
1/8 Finals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
17 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team    
18 Veronika Bruchle (Ger)    
19 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - KMC    
20 Anna Oberparleiter (Ita)    
21 Alessandra Keller (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader    
22 Pavla Havlikova (Cze)    
23 Sabrina Enaux (Fra)    
24 Pavlina Sulcova (Cze)    
25 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team    
26 Marta Tereshchuk (Ukr) Cycling Club Roma MTB Team    
27 Cayley Brooks (Can)    
28 Ana Zupan (Slo)    
29 Pauline Pajot (Fra) Asptt Definitive Tec    
30 Iryna Popova (Ukr) Cycling Club Roma MTB Team    
31 Haley Smith (Can)    
DNF Irena Berkova (Cze)    

Elite women's eliminator World Cup standings after round 2

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing Team 90  pts
2 Jenny Rissveds (Swe) 80  
3 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team 80  
4 Nadine Rieder (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 40  
5 Eva Lechner (Ita) Team Colnago Sudtirol 37  
6 Jolanda Neff* (Swi) Giant Pro XC Team 26  
7 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) Team GT Skoda 25  
8 Linda Indergand (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader 20  
9 Ingrid Sofie Jacobsen (Nor) 19  
10 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) Bi&Esse Carrera 19  
11 Pauline Ferrand Prevot* (Fra) Giant Pro XC Team 18  
12 Anne Terpstra (Ned) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team 16  
13 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 14  
14 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader 14  
15 Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Can) 14  
16 Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) 8  
17 Lena Putz (Ger) 6  
18 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Team Colnago Sudtirol 6  
19 Elvira Khayrullina (Rus) 3  
20 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 2  
21 Laura Turpijn (Ned) SBJ Bike Team 1