Sveum powers to victory

The U23 women's podium at the opening World Cup: Paula Gorycka, Elisabeth Sveum, Barbara Benko

The U23 women's podium at the opening World Cup: Paula Gorycka, Elisabeth Sveum, Barbara Benko (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

In the Under 23 women's race, Elisabeth Sveum (Merida Smart Safety) took the win with a tremendous last lap during which she overtook two riders. Paula Gorycka (CCC Polkowice) finished second and Barbara Benko (Focus MIG) third.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Team Merida Smart Safety1:22:11
2Paula Gorycka (Pol) CCC Polkowice0:00:52
3Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team0:01:14
4Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:01:56
5Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Central Haibike Pro Team0:04:35
6Mariske Strauss (RSA)0:04:53
7Candice Neethling (RSA)0:05:17
8Serena Calvetti (Ita)0:06:04
9Rebecca Henderson (Aus)0:07:29
10Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus)0:07:30
11Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.ch Scott0:10:04
12Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Infotre - Bi&Esse- Leecougan0:10:25
13Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:11:47
14Kseniya Kirillova (Rus)0:12:18
15Caitlin De Wet (RSA)0:12:30
16Cherie Vale (RSA)0:19:07
DNFVivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Arreghini SudtirolRow 16 - Cell 2
DNFVirginie Pointet (Swi)Row 17 - Cell 2

Under 23 women cross country World Cup standings after one round

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Team Merida Smart Safety90pts
2Paula Gorycka (Pol) CCC Polkowice70Row 1 - Cell 3
3Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team60Row 2 - Cell 3
4Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix50Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Central Haibike Pro Team40Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mariske Strauss (RSA)35Row 5 - Cell 3
7Candice Neethling (RSA)30Row 6 - Cell 3
8Serena Calvetti (Ita)27Row 7 - Cell 3
9Rebecca Henderson (Aus)24Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus)22Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.ch Scott20Row 10 - Cell 3
12Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Infotre - Bi&Esse- Leecougan18Row 11 - Cell 3
13Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix16Row 12 - Cell 3
14Kseniya Kirillova (Rus)14Row 13 - Cell 3
15Caitlin De Wet (RSA)12Row 14 - Cell 3
16Cherie Vale (RSA)10Row 15 - Cell 3

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