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Huber claims 2015 Crocodile Trophy overall win

With a seventh stage win on the final day at the 21st Crocodile Trophy the Swiss Urs Huber claimed his third race victory since 2009 and 2010. Soren Nissen from Denmark claims the second place ahead of Australia’s Marathon National Champion, Brendan Johnston from Canberra. Nicholas Pettina comes in fourth overall and the young Austrian Lukas Islitzer in fifth. Sarah White from Cairns (AUS) takes the win in the Elite Women’s category on the podium at the breathtaking Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas after more than 700km and 17,000m of elevation raced since the event started nine days ago in Cairns.

Today’s time trial stage started the rider field in reverse order of the general classification onto undulating, historic gold rush mining trails and then down the infamous “Bump Track” into Port Douglas, which is a very steep and technical descent through the dense rainforest surrounding the popular holiday destination in Tropical North Queensland. The race leader Urs Huber was released last and said that he knew he had a healthy gap and didn’t take any risks on the rough descent.

Once again proofing this week that he is the deserving 2015 Crocodile Trophy Champion, he won today’s stage in 54:24.0 min, breaking last year’s record time by almost four minutes.

Results

Elite Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Urs Huber (Sui) Team Bulls0:54:24
2Nicholas Pettina (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Forestale0:55:52
3Brendan Johnston (Aus) Brendan Johnston0:56:25
4Thomas Engelsgjerd (Nor) Energima Abax Hr0:57:12
5Greg Saw (Aus) Energima Abax Hr0:57:28
6Milton Ramos (Esp) Intense-TowCar0:57:32
7Matthias Grick (Aut) KTM RAD.SPORT.SZENE Ausseerland0:57:36
8Lukas Islitzer (Aut) CRAFT - Rocky Mountain Team0:57:50
9Manuel Pliem (Aut) KTM RAD.SPORT.SZENE Ausseerland0:58:08
10Sören Nissen (Den) Racing Team Stevens - iHUS0:58:11
11Ondrej Fojtik (Cze) FORCE KCK - PROGRESS CYCLES0:58:42
12Vincent Arnaud (Fra) Cycle Tyres - Addictiv0:59:07
13Ryan Sherlock (Ire) TR0:59:08
14Jeroen van Eck (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team1:00:32
15Jindra Knot (Cze) SWEEP CYCLING1:00:40
16Anthony Lincy (Aus) Astute Financial Racing1:01:07
17Jiri Krivanek (Cze) Prestige - EthicSport1:02:31

Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah White (Aus) Astute Financial Racing1:13:31

Final General Classification

Elite Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Urs Huber (Sui)26:32:40
2Sören Nissen (Den)0:21:26
3Brendan Johnston (Aus)0:40:59
4Nicholas Pettina (Ita)0:51:12
5Lukas Islitzer (Aut)1:05:46
6Milton Ramos (Esp)1:34:30
7Greg Saw (Aus)1:35:14
8Ondrej Fojtik (Cze)1:49:48
9Matthias Grick (Aut)1:52:34
10Vincent Arnaud (Fra)2:04:16
11Ryan Sherlock (Ire)2:08:48
12Jiri Krivanek (Cze)3:04:51
13Jindra Knot (Cze)3:56:52
14Jeroen van Eck (Ned)4:46:47
15Thomas Engelsgjerd (Nor)4:56:34
16Manuel Pliem (Aut)5:06:56
17Anthony Lincy (Aus)5:55:28

Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah White (Aus)36:56:30

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