Schurter wins South Africa World Cup test event

Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) got his season off to a good start at the test event in South Africa one week before the World Cup opener. In a tight battle with Burry Stander (Specialized), Schurter got a few seconds advantage in the last half lap and rode on to win. Schurter's teammate Florian Vogel had been in the lead group until about the halfway point of the race, but he although he dropped off the two other leaders, he still finished in third.

"It's been a long time since I last raced," said Schurter. "Even though I know I trained well over the whole winter, it's always nice to get the proof."

"To be on the podium in the first race of the season feels good and gives me confidence for next week's start of the World Cup," said Vogel. "This is what really counts on the way to the Olympics in London this year."

In the women's race, Frenchwoman Cécile Ravanel won by 15 seconds ahead of Brit Annie Last. Nathalie Schneitter if Switzerland was third at 1:52.

Full Results

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi)1:44:14
2Burry Stander (RSA)0:00:06
3Florian Vogel (Swi)0:00:45
4Moritz Milatz (Ger)0:01:36
5Patrik Gallati (Swi)0:01:52
6Lukas Flückiger (Swi)0:02:07
7Ralph Naef (Swi)0:04:53
8Wolfram Kurschat (Ger)0:05:06
9Mathias Flückiger (Swi)0:05:11
10Nicola Rohrbach (Swi)0:05:42
11Cédric Ravanel (Fra)0:06:05
12Liam Killeen (GBr)0:06:28
13Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn)0:06:42
14Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel)0:07:03
15Philip Buys (RSA)0:07:05
16Milan Spesny (Cze)0:07:35
17Reto Indergand (Swi)0:07:42
18Jochen Kass (Ger)0:07:58
19Stephen Ettinger (USA)0:07:59
20Rourke Croeser (RSA)0:08:30
21Fabien Canal (Fra)0:09:19
22Sebastien Carabin (Bel)0:09:34
23Steffen Thum (Ger)0:09:49
24Martin Gujan (Swi)0:09:51
25Marc Bassingthwaighte (Nam)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Matous Ulman (Cze)0:10:15
27Manuel Fumic (Ger)0:10:48
28Julien Trarieux (Fra)0:11:29
29Jeff Luyten (Bel)0:11:43
30Robert Mennen (Ger)0:12:11
31Andras Parti (Hun)0:12:13
32Julien Taramarcaz (Swi)0:12:19
33Ondrej Cink (Cze)0:12:32
34Matthys Beukes (RSA)0:12:34
35James Reid (RSA)0:12:38
36Kenta Gallagher (GBr)0:13:20
37Grant Ferguson (GBr)0:14:09
38Christian Pfäffle (Ger)0:14:54
39Renay Groustra (RSA)0:15:13
40Luke Roberts (RSA)0:16:19
41Louis-Bresler Knipe (RSA)0:17:52
42Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger)0:19:49
43Travis Walker (RSA)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Sebastian Batchelor (GBr)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Martin Gluth (Ger)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Robert Gehbauer (Aut)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Zsolt Juhasz (Hun)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Andrew Warr (RSA)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Roger Walder (Swi)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Simon Gegenheimer (Ger)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Gert Heyns (RSA)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Szilard Buruczki (Hun)Row 51 - Cell 2
53David Fletcher (GBr)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Marek Rauchfuss (Cze)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Christopher Wolhuter (RSA)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Shaun Craig Silver (RSA)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Stuart Marais (RSA)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Jedson Tooms (RSA)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Callan Deacon (RSA)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Connor Young (RSA)Row 60 - Cell 2
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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cécile Ravanel (Fra)1:49:58
2Annie Last (GBr)0:00:15
3Nathalie Schneitter (Swi)0:01:52
4Lea Davison (USA)0:02:51
5Rie Katayama (Jpn)0:04:35
6Julie Krasniak (Fra)0:05:33
7Tanja Zakelj (Slo)0:06:00
8Lene Byberg (Nor)0:08:07
9Judy Freeman (USA)0:09:27
10Samantha Sanders (RSA)0:09:51
11Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor)0:10:24
12Laura Turpijn (Ned)0:10:44
13Vivienne Meyer (Swi)0:10:57
14Barbara Benko (Hun)0:11:58
15Lee Craigie (GBr)0:12:14
16Candice Neethling (RSA)0:13:43
17Willow Rockwell (USA)0:18:22
18Krista Park (USA)0:20:02
19Fanny Bourdon (Fra)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Julie Berteaux (Fra)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Julia Colvin (RSA)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Melanie Palframan (RSA)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Simone Vosloo (RSA)Row 22 - Cell 2
23Angela Egeland (RSA)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Ashleigh Parker-Moffatt (RSA)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Chloe Woodruff (USA)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Lauren Hoyer (RSA)Row 26 - Cell 2


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