Osl and Milatz win in Bad Salzdetfurth

Moritz Milatz (Multivan-Merida) and Lisi Osl (central-GHOST) won the Bundesliga finals at Bad Salzdetfurth in Germany on Sunday. With their wins, both also locked up the overall series titles.

Milatz defended his title by winning ahead of rival Fabian Giger (SKS-MiG) and Nicola Rohrbach (central-GHOST). Osl beat teammate Anja Gradl and Adelheid Morath (Rothaus-Cube). Eighth placed Hanna Klein (Rothaus-Cube) couldn't defend her lead in the overall and lost the overall title to the Austrian.

Lisi Osl took her sixth win of the season with a solo effort that began on lap six. Gradl followed but was later passed by Alexandra Engen (Merida Sweden).

Behind the trio, Klein tried to keep her overall lead by aiming the necessary fourth place. At times she was in fourth, at other times, not quite, and when Engen punctured Klein was not able to take advantage of it.

"From the very beginning, I felt same as I normally feel when I'm going into the last lap. I tried to stay in the competition by doing the downhills as fast as possible. Later on I couldn't do this any longer because I was completely exhausted," said a disappointed Klein.

In contrast, Lisi Osl was not thinking about the overall. She was surprised to get the overall. "Wow, that's super. I had a lot of fun. The course is really nice and the atmosphere in Bad Salzdetfurth is cool," she said before she gave teammate Gradl a hug.

Gradl was happy with her best Bundesliga result ever. "I had to suffer a lot but it was worth to do that," Gradl said.

Morath finished a strong third and was satisfied with her result

The men's competition was like that of last year's final at Bad Salzdetfurth. Moritz Milatz used the same strategy, too. "My goal was to be in front before the first downhill because of the dust. When I realized a gap, I looked and then when the gap extended, I pushed more," the winner said.

As he did last year, José Hermida (Multivan-Merida) and Fabian Giger chased, but couldn't go hard enough to catch Milatz. Hermida later had problems with a new crank he was racing and abandoned. That helped Nicola Rohrbach on third place.

"At the beginning of the season, I had no intention to focus on the overall but when I came close to Fabian after my victory in Wetter, I went for the top. Now I'm happy to get the overall a second time," Milatz said.

Giger, who was the leader of the overall before the finals by one point, complimented Milatz. "He was stronger, and I have to give it to him. I'm not unhappy, and I had a lot of fun in the race with all the people out here," said Giger.

Federspiel with explosive legs in previous day's sprint competition

Saturday's sprint race went to Daniel Federspiel (SRM-Stevens) and Alexandra Engen (Merida Sweden).
Young Daniel Federspiel, 22, who won several sprint races before, was explosive with his riding.

"I never had a chance to beat him," said Lukas Kaufmann (Rothaus-Cube). Kaufmann secured the sprint cup overall by passing second place on the line. He finished ahead of Thomas Litscher (SKS-MiG), while his biggest competitor Marco Schätzing (Zwillingscraft) lost his one-point lead by missing the final of six riders.

"It's crazy, I have pretty explosive legs. It went extraordinary well for me," Federspiel said.

Alexandra Engen won her third Bundesliga sprint competition of the current season. That moved her to second place in the overall. "I have a lot of fun with this kind of competition. Maybe that's the reason why it works so well for me," said Engen.

Claudia Seidel (Ghost Racing) won the women's overall after a third place behind Barbara Benkó (Rothaus-Cube).


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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moritz Milatz (Ger)1:55:12
2Fabian Giger (Swi)0:01:42
3Nicola Rohrbach (Swi)0:03:55
4Torsten Marx (Ger)0:04:40
5Karl Markt (Aut)0:05:21
6Anders Hovdenes (Nor)0:06:21
7Bjorn Brems (Bel)0:06:47
8Robert Mennen (Ger)0:08:15
9Matous Ulman (Cze)0:09:15
10Filip Eberl (Cze)0:09:30
11Jiri Hudecek (Cze)0:09:36
12Pascal Meyer (Swi)0:10:51
13Thomas Litscher (Swi)0:11:52
14Connor Mcconvey (Irl)0:13:28
15Marco Schätzing (Ger)0:13:53
16Olaf Rochow (Ger)0:14:41
17Rene Tann (Ger)0:15:30
18Andi Weinhold (Ger)0:16:45
19Michael Hutter (Swi)0:17:25
20Klaus Nielsen (Den)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Christopher Maletz (Ger)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Robert Michaelis (Ger)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Thomas Nicke (Ger)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Michael Wiessner (Ger)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Robert Kircher (Aut)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Stefan Danowski (Ger)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Sebastian Weigel (Ger)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Christian Eckart (Ger)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Markus Lang (Ger)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Steffen Thum (Ger)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Anders Ljungberg (Swe)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Markus Werner (Ger)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Kilian Pfeffer (Ger)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Sascha Schwindling (Ger)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Phillipp Rothe (Ger)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Sebastian Mordmuller (Ger)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Job Van Hout (Ned)Row 36 - Cell 2
DNFJosé Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa)Row 37 - Cell 2
DNFBalz Weber (Swi)Row 38 - Cell 2
DNFKristian Hynek (Cze)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFCalle Friberg (Swe)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNFJan Dickopf (Ger)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Vlcek (Cze)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNFAchim Scholz (Ger)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNFChristoph Hopp (Ger)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Zimmermann (Ger)Row 45 - Cell 2
DNFAndreas Heunecke (Ger)Row 46 - Cell 2
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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Osl (Aut)1:41:17
2Anja Gradl (Ger)0:04:38
3Adelheid Morath (Ger)0:05:52
4Annika Langvad (Den)0:07:23
5Nina Wrobel (Ger)0:08:19
6Githa Michiels (Bel)0:14:38
7Ivonne Kraft (Ger)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Kristien Nelen (Bel)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Agnes Naumann (Ger)Row 8 - Cell 2
DNFMonique Zeldenrust (Ned)Row 9 - Cell 2
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Under 23 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wijnants (Bel)1:44:59
2Henk Jaap Moorlag (Ned)0:00:16
3Sebastian Szraucner (Ger)0:00:49
4Daniel Federspiel (Aut)0:01:31
5Lukas Kaufmann (Swi)0:02:15
6Manfred Reis (Ger)0:02:54
7Heiko Gutmann (Ger)0:03:16
8Felix Euteneuer (Ger)0:03:58
9Markus Bauer (Ger)0:05:50
10Fabian Strecker (Ger)0:05:51
11Erik Groen (Ned)0:06:17
12Julian Schwendemann (Ger)0:06:32
13Danny Neumann (Ger)0:06:50
14Henrik Hoffmann (Ger)0:07:17
15Rumen Voigt (Ger)0:08:10
16Matthias Leisling (Ger)0:08:35
17Philipp Ziegler (Ger)0:09:12
18Barry Hayes (Ger)0:09:26
19Oliver Vonhausen (Ger)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Matthias Hoi (Aut)0:09:27
21Pascal Ketterer (Ger)0:10:01
22Sebastian Stark (Ger)0:11:21
23Marcel Braun (Ger)0:11:28
24Valentin Fiderer (Ger)0:11:35
25Hamish Batchelor (GBr)0:12:09
26Vero Lüscher (Ger)0:12:45
27Timo Modosch (Ger)0:13:06
28Philipp Maximilian Daum (Ger)0:13:31
29Sebastian Batchelor (GBr)0:13:50
30Tomas Pesek (Cze)0:14:28
31Kai Kautz (Ger)0:16:25
32Timo Häfner (Ger)0:18:09
33Yues Kellogg (Ger)0:18:36
34Tobias Trautmann (Ger)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Thomas Weschta (Ger)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Frank Beemer (Ned)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Christian Lau (Ger)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Sascha Nething (Ger)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Pierre Happel (Ger)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Rob Vangenechten (Bel)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Torben Saßnick (Ger)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Jens Ostwaldt (Ger)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Elias Neubert (Ger)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Tommy Galle (Ger)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Tom Ettlich (Ger)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Kevin Waibel (Ger)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Zdenek Vobecky (Cze)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Jan-Niklas Droste (Ger)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Benjamin Oesterle (Ger)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Alexander Forst (Ger)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Dennis Ebert (Ned)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Markus Chrost (Ger)Row 51 - Cell 2
53David Schmied (Ger)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Arne Rollert (Ger)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Ahmed-Ridvan Reichling (Ger)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Maximilian Holz (Ger)Row 55 - Cell 2
DNFAndreas Gravdal (Nor)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Sablik (Cze)Row 57 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Hermann (Ger)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNFLudwig Döhl (Ger)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFStefan Schairer (Ger)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Huber (Ger)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Titus (Ger)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFJeffrey Andris (Ger)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Mensebach (Ger)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFSvante Johanßon (Ger)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNFSimon Staufner (Ger)Row 66 - Cell 2
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Under 23 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silke Schmidtg (Ger)1:47:57
2Alexandra Engen (Swe)0:00:33
3Hanna Klein (Ger)0:01:48
4Barbara Benko (Hun)0:02:50
5Maaike Polspoel (Bel)0:09:55
6Sanne Cant (Bel)Row 5 - Cell 2
DNFStephanie Wiedner (Aut)Row 6 - Cell 2

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