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Krizek steps up in Elite race

Matthias Krizek (2000 Veneto Marchiol) became the new Austrian champion at the 2011 national championships in Eisenstadt on Sunday. The 23-year-old repated his feat from the U23 ranks last year, taking the victory amongst the Elite men in difficult weather conditions. All riders on the final podium with Riccardo Zoidl as second and Andreas Hofer as third-placed (and U23 champion) were under 24 years old.

Krizek proved to be the strongest on the 170km, four-lap course around Eisenstadt, made dangerous by intermittent rain. A five-men breakaway broke clear after 25 kilometres, growing to 22 riders in the third lap. The later winner attacked at km 113 together with Zoidl and Patrick Konrad. They were later joined by another three riders, including Hofer, but Zoidl and Krizek were the only ones able to stay in front in the final ten kilometres. Krizek finally broke clear of his rival on the last descent and savoured his first Elite Men championship title.

"I am so happy. Just one month ago I celebrated my first season win and now I win the championships. Fortunately I was able to distance Riccardo on the last descent," the Vienna-native said.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Krizek (Aut)4:06:09
2Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels0:00:20
3Andreas Hofer (Aut) Tyrol Team0:01:06
4Patrick Konrad (Aut) Tyrol Team
5Georg Preidler (Aut) Tyrol Team
6Stefan Kirchmair (Aut) Tyrol Team0:01:53
7Christoph Sokoll (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels0:02:02
8Hans-Jörg Leopold (Aut)
9Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil0:02:43
10Rupert Probst (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
11Martin Schöffmann (Aut) WSA - Viperbike0:02:47
12Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp0:03:43
13Roman Gredler (Aut) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol0:07:14
14Michael Gaubitzer (Aut)0:10:55
15Jan Sokol (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels0:12:27
16Dominik Brändle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
17Florian Gaugl (Aut) Tyrol Team
18Gernot Auer (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels
19Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
20Harald Totschnig (Aut) Tyrol Team
21David Wöhrer (Aut) Tyrol Team
22Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg0:12:37
23Lukas Winter (Aut)0:12:44
24Harald Starzengruber (Aut) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol0:13:59
25Hannes Lederer (Aut)
26Alexander Fritz (Aut)
27Florian Posch (Aut)
28Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tyrol Team
29Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
30Marco Peinhaupt (Aut)
31Norbert Durauer (Aut) Tyrol Team
32Stefan Rabitsch (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels
33Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tyrol Team
34Martin Weiss (Aut) Tyrol Team
35Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels0:14:06
36Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels
37Jörg Thalhammer (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels
38Christoph Klaner (Aut)
39Wolfgang Tenor (Aut)
40Peter Pichler (Aut) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol
41Philipp Grömer (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
42Stefan Praxmarer (Aut) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol
43Paul Lang (Aut)
44Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Champion System0:14:10
45Christian Wildauer (Aut) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol
46Matthias Höfler (Aut) WSA - Viperbike
47Andreas Graf (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels
48Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein Wels
49Johannes Reiser (Aut)
50Stefan Stadler (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
51Wolfgang Geisler (Aut) WSA - Viperbike
52Lukas Stoiber (Aut)
53Christoph Gerstlohner (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
54Thomas Taubel (Aut)0:14:17
55Stefan Broschek (Aut)
56Daniel Reiter (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
57Thomas Gutmann (Aut)
58Stefan Poll (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
59Patrick Schörkmayer (Aut) WSA - Viperbike
60Philip Schinagl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer
61Stefan Rucker (Aut) WSA - Viperbike
62Jürgen Hauk (Aut)
63Thomas Kals (Aut)0:14:42


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