Metzler takes a close Haifa Race

Hannes Metzler (Muskelkater Genesis Team) repeated his victory from last year in the Haifa race this morning after battling with Marek Galinski (JBG-2 UCI MTB Team). The Austrian Metlzer picked up more points this time, though, as this year's race - organized by the Israel Cycling Federation and the municipality of the northern port city - was upgraded to a UCI class 1 event.

Metzler came from behind to win the race, which was led from the beginning by Swiss rider Mattias Rupp (Team Firebike Droessiger). Rupp began to fade at the end of the fourth of six laps, and when Metzler and Galinski crossed the line together with one lap to go, it was clear that the race will come down to the line.

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hannes Metzler (Aut) Muskelkater Genesis Team1:15:57
2Marek Galinski (Pol) JBG-2 UCI MTB Team0:00:08
3Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JBG-2 UCI MTB Team0:00:42
4Mattias Rupp (Swi) Team Firebike Droessiger0:01:01
5Andras Parti (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI Team0:01:49
6Martin Loo (Est) Infotre-Biesse Leecougan0:01:55
7Shlomi Haimi (Isr) Focus MIG0:02:47
8Zsolt Juhasz (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI Team0:03:12
9Adrian Brzozka (Pol) JBG-2 UCI MTB Team0:04:02
10Sebastian Szraucner (Ger) Team Berg0:04:32
11Robby Debock (Bel) Waasland MTB Team0:04:54
12Kornel Osicki (Pol) JBG-2 UCI MTB Team0:05:06
13Wolfgang Krenn (Aut) Bike Team Kaiser0:05:14
14Szilard Buruczki (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI Team0:05:15
15Christopher Maletz (Ger) Team Easton Rockets0:05:16
16Evgeny Pechenin (Rus) Forward-Udmurtia0:05:19
17Benjamin Büchi (Swi) Swiss GS Domaine du Frigoulet0:05:52
18Dimitrios Antoniadis (Gre) Greece0:06:47
19Marco Schaetzing (Ger)0:07:18
20Andras Szatmary (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI Team0:07:51
21Oded Danon (Isr) CCC0:09:07
22Kirill Kazantsev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:10:00
23Idan Shapira (Isr) CCC0:10:06
24Anton Korolev (Rus) Forward-Udmurtia0:10:36
25Christian Bickel (Swi)0:10:50
26Dror Pekatch (Isr) Israel Go Pro0:11:12
27Nikolay Zaitsev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:12:31
28Artium Golovachshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:13:55
29Itai Bireboim (Isr) For Galilee Cycle0:14:47
30Marek Csielka (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI Team0:15:56
31Alexey Belokrylov (Rus) Forward-Udmurtia0:16:50
-1lapNoam Strashnov (Isr) For Galilee CycleRow 31 - Cell 2
-1lapAlexios Kokovikas (Gre) GreeceRow 32 - Cell 2
-2lapsBen Roff (GBr) Orange Monkey - CannondaleRow 33 - Cell 2
-2lapsMatthias Leisling (Ger) Muskelkater Genesis TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
-2lapsGeorgios Pattes-Toumanis (Gre) GreeceRow 35 - Cell 2
-3lapsTal Koler (Isr) TeaMisgavRow 36 - Cell 2
-4lapsEliad Daniel (Isr) CCCRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Simon (Ger)Row 38 - Cell 2
DNFPaul Beales (GBr) Orange Monkey - CannondaleRow 39 - Cell 2
DNSGabor Bogar (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
DNSYoav Tal (Isr) Emek HaosherRow 41 - Cell 2
DNSAnton Michaelov (Isr) TACCRow 42 - Cell 2
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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice1:16:35
2Barbara Benko (Hun) Euroone-Cube MTB UCI Team0:02:33
3Noga Korem (Isr) TeaMisgav0:03:01
4Inbar Ronen (Isr) CCC0:04:48
5Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice0:05:53
6Kristien Nelen (Bel) Scott - Goeman UCI Team0:10:23
7Paz Bash (Isr) TACC0:12:45
-1lapIdit Shub (Isr) CCCRow 7 - Cell 2
-2lapsAnna Konovalova (Rus) Forward-UdmurtiaRow 8 - Cell 2
DNSGili Tamir (Isr) CCCRow 9 - Cell 2
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Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roy Goldstein (Isr) TeaMisgav0:55:36
2Omer Shubi (Isr) TeaMisgav0:00:27
3Guy Gabay (Isr) TNT0:01:06
4Ben Einhorn (Isr) TEAM 500 WATT0:02:01
5Guy Niv (Isr) TACC0:02:08
6Daniel Sermonta (Isr) CCC0:02:45
7Elad Cohen (Isr) CCC0:02:53
8Guy Sagiv (Isr) CCC0:05:05
9Hagai Shalit (Isr) CCC0:05:08
10Tom Langer (Isr) Emek Haosher0:07:03
11Ofek Hason (Isr) TNT0:09:00
12Omer Kafri (Isr) CCC0:11:25
-1lapRan Bloom (Isr) TeaMisgavRow 12 - Cell 2
DNSTom Razabi (Isr) TEAM 500 WATTRow 13 - Cell 2
DNSOren Almog (Isr) CCCRow 14 - Cell 2
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Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yuval Bar-Ziv (Isr) TNT0:49:49
2Megan Belzer (Isr) TNT0:02:11
3Moran Tal-Paz (Isr) CCC0:05:21

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