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Eibegger Austrian climbing champ

Markus Eibegger of Team Elk Haus successfully defended his title as national mountain champion. Michael Pichler and Hans-Peter Obwaller of RC ARBÖ Wels Gourmetfein finished second and third on the 53.2 kilometre course in Bludenz.

"It was a perfectly organized race: from the barriers, to the audience, to the perfect course," said national trainer Franz Hartl. "And with Markus Eibegger, a strong rider won."

A group of 25 riders headed up the final climb, and the decisive move came seven kilometers before hthe finish. Pichler attacked and Eibegger was the only one who could follow. He subsequently overtook Pichler and fought off further attacks. He won with a ten second advantage over Pichler, who finished ten seconds ahead of Obwaller.

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