The xceliminator.com website calculated and published final 2012 world rankings for the young cross country eliminator discipline. First-ever eliminator world champion Alexandra Engen topped the women's rankings, which were released shortly after the previously posted men's eliminator rankings.
Engen collected 1005 points and dominated the upper end of the rankings. The next best racer was Eva Lechner of Italy with 610 points. Engen's Swedish compatriot Jenny Rissveds finished third with 590 points. Kathrin Stirnemann and Anne Terpstra rounded out the top five rankings.
Eliminators made their debut as test events in the World Cup in 2011 and the first-ever eliminator world championships were held in Saalfelden, Austria, in September of 2012. Next year, there will be a record five World Cup rounds of the eliminator.
The UCI does not maintain separate rankings for the eliminator sub-discipline of mountain biking, but the xceliminator.com website decided to fill that void and calculate rankings based on standard UCI points for major eliminator events.
The top 25 female riders in the 2012 ranking are shown below. See www.xceliminator.com/p/world-ranking.html for the complete ranking of 86 racers.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Alexandra Engen (Swe)||1005||pts|
|2||Eva Lechner (Ita)||610|
|3||Jenny Rissveds (Swe)||590|
|4||Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi)||460|
|5||Anne Terpstra (Ned)||450|
|6||Cecile Ravanel (Fra)||445|
|7||Anneke Beerten (Ned)||365|
|8||Ramona Forchini (Swi)||350|
|9||Rowena Fry (Aus)||340|
|10||Pavla Havlikova (Cze)||338|
|11||Ana Zupan (Slo)||324|
|12||Kajsa Snihs (Swe)||307|
|13||Tracy Moseley (GBr)||306|
|14||Heidi Sandsto Rosaasen (Nor)||267|
|15||Chloe Woodruff (USA)||266|
|16||Jolanda Neff (Swi)||250|
|17||Annie Last (GBr)||250|
|18||Laura Turpijn (Ned)||247|
|19||Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol)||230|
|20||Maaris Meier (Est)||204|
|21||Ingrid Sofie Jacobsen (Nor)||203|
|22||Julie Bresset (Fra)||200|
|23||Tina Perše (Slo)||182|
|24||Lucie Vesela (Cze)||180|
|25||Katrin Leumann (Swi)||164|
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