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Absalon and Zakelj win European cross country championships

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Tanja Zakelj behind Blaza Klemencic on the start loop

Tanja Zakelj behind Blaza Klemencic on the start loop
(Image credit: Grega Stopar)
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It was a non-technical course with fast sections

It was a non-technical course with fast sections
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Tanja Zakelj attacked on the second lap and took the lead for awhile

Tanja Zakelj attacked on the second lap and took the lead for awhile
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If you weren't in the lead, you were in a dust cloud

If you weren't in the lead, you were in a dust cloud
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Tanja Zakelj's fans traveled to St. Wendel to cheer her on

Tanja Zakelj's fans traveled to St. Wendel to cheer her on
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Tanja Zakelj with one lap to go

Tanja Zakelj with one lap to go
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Tanja Zakelj on a steep, but short climb

Tanja Zakelj on a steep, but short climb
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Tanja Zakelj (Slovenia) wins the European cross country championships for the second year in a row

Tanja Zakelj (Slovenia) wins the European cross country championships for the second year in a row
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Tanja Zakelj (Slovenia) wins the European cross country championships for the second year in a row

Tanja Zakelj (Slovenia) wins the European cross country championships for the second year in a row
(Image credit: Grega Stopar)
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Women's Podium: Blaza Klemencic, Tanja Zakelj and Maja Wloszczowska

Women's Podium: Blaza Klemencic, Tanja Zakelj and Maja Wloszczowska
(Image credit: Grega Stopar)

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Absalon (Fra)1:44:03
2Fabian Giger (Swi)0:00:15
3Jan Skarnitzl (Cze)0:00:39
4Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa)0:00:59
5Sven Nys (Bel)0:01:03
6Ralph Näf (Swi)0:01:41
7Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita)0:01:42
8Manuel Fumic (Ger)0:02:21
9Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa)0:02:43
10Martin Fanger (Swi)0:02:50
11Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa)
12Stephane Tempier (Fra)0:03:16
13Emil Lindgren (Swe)0:03:22
14Marek Konwa (Pol)0:03:26
15Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel)0:03:49
16Sergiy Rysenko (Ukr)0:04:00
17Florian Vogel (Swi)0:04:28
18András Parti (Hun)0:04:54
19David Rosa (Por)0:05:01
20Hugo Drechou (Fra)0:05:36
21David Valero Serrano (Spa)0:05:46
22Martin Loo (Est)0:06:14
23Martin Haring (Svk)0:06:17
24Zsolt Juhász (Hun)0:06:18
25Periklis Ilias (Gre)
26Lukas Flückiger (Swi)0:06:26
27Andrea Tiberi (Ita)0:06:33
28Paul Oldham (GBr)0:06:43
29Luca Braidot (Ita)0:07:06
30Christian Helmig (Lux)0:07:18
31Michele Casagrande (Ita)0:07:29
32Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita)
33Ola Kjøren (Nor)0:07:38
34Wolfram Kurschat (Ger)0:07:54
35Frank Beemer (Ned)0:08:02
36Maxime Marotte (Fra)0:08:13
37Markus Schulte-Lünzum (Ger)0:08:41
38Oleksandr Geraschenko (Ukr)0:09:02
39Matiss Preimanis (Lat)0:09:17
40Ivan Smirnov (Rus)0:09:25
41Martin Gluth (Ger)
42Michal Lami (Svk)
43Mário Luís Costa (Por)
44Jonas De Backer (Bel)
45Fabian Rabensteiner (Ita)
46Ruben Scheire (Bel)
47Dmytro Titarenko (Ukr)
48Márton Blazsó (Hun)
49Abdulkadir Kelleci (Tur)
50Matthias Wengelin (Swe)
-2LAPSimon Stiebjahn (Ger)
-2LAPEvgeniy Pechenin (Rus)
-2LAPDmitrii Medvedev (Rus)
-2LAPAnton Sintsov (Rus)
-2LAPBayram Eroglu (Tur)
-2LAPJukka Vastaranta (Fin)
-3LAPGusty Bausch (Lux)
-3LAPDaniele Braidot (Ita)
-4LAPMilo Pilski (Cro)
-5LAPOzan Ali Bulunmaz (Tur)
DNF4Shlomi Haimy (Isr)
DNF4Karl Markt (Aut)
DNF4Ivan Seledkov (Rus)
DNF2Elia Silvestri (Ita)
DNF2Rudi Houts Van (Ned)
DNF2Moritz Milatz (Ger)
DNF2Alexander Gehbauer (Aut)
DNF2Aleksey Medvedev (Rus)
DNF2Pavel Priadein (Rus)
DNF1Ondrej Cink (Cze)
DNF1Jan Nesvadba (Cze)

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tanja Zakelj (Slo)1:41:38
2Blaza Klemencic (Slo)0:00:19
3Maja Wloszczowska (Pol)0:01:05
4Sabine Spitz (Ger)0:01:18
5Githa Michiels (Bel)0:01:22
6Alexandra Engen (Swe)0:02:06
7Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi)0:02:59
8Esther Süss (Swi)0:03:25
9Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz (Pol)0:03:46
10Elisabeth Osl (Aut)0:03:55
11Adelheid Morath (Ger)0:04:13
12Janka Keseg Stevkova (Svk)0:04:19
13Tereza Hurikova (Cze)0:04:20
14Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjå (Nor)0:04:44
15Anna Szafraniec (Pol)0:04:53
16Irina Kalentieva (Rus)0:05:21
17Nina Wrobel (Ger)0:05:46
18Eva Lechner (Ita)0:06:18
19Hanna Klein (Ger)0:07:03
20Serena Calvetti (Ita)0:07:39
21Alice Pirard (Bel)0:07:47
22Corina Gantenbein (Swi)0:08:08
23Iryna Popova (Ukr)0:08:09
24Paula Gorycka (Pol)0:08:55
25Katrin Leumann (Swi)0:09:31
26Anne Terpstra (Ned)0:09:32
27Karla Stepanova (Cze)0:10:57
28Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus)0:11:44
29Nataliya Krompets (Ukr)0:11:58
30Eszter Dósa (Hun)0:12:15
31Lucie Vesela (Cze)0:12:41
32Jitka Skarnitzlova (Cze)0:13:56
33Elvira Khairullina (Rus)0:14:57
34Rocio Martin Rodriguez (Spa)0:16:20
-2LAPMaaris Meier (Est)
-2LAPVera Andreeva (Rus)
-2LAPBrigitta Poór (Hun)
-2LAPAnna Oberparleiter (Ita)
-3LAPJoana Barbosa (Por)
-3LAPSemra Yetis (Tur)
-4LAPEda Konuk (Tur)
-4LAPAsuman Burcu Balci (Tur)
DNSNathalie Lamborelle (Lux)

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