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Absalon takes World Cup career win number 21

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France's Julien Absalon (Orbea) claims victory in Canada.

France's Julien Absalon (Orbea) claims victory in Canada. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) took second place, 32 seconds behind.

José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) took second place, 32 seconds behind. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Jose Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) finishes second and has a laugh with Julien Absalon (Orbea).

Jose Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) finishes second and has a laugh with Julien Absalon (Orbea). (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) was hoping to repeat his race from last year

Julien Absalon (Orbea) was hoping to repeat his race from last year (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) is the top U-23 rider

Burry Stander (Specialized) is the top U-23 rider (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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The men's cross country race starts.

The men's cross country race starts. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) battled Jose Hermida for much of the race.

Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) battled Jose Hermida for much of the race. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Todd Wells (Specialized) riding through the dark, rainy woods.

Todd Wells (Specialized) riding through the dark, rainy woods. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sam Schultz (Gary Fisher/Subaru) riding the technical sections well.

Sam Schultz (Gary Fisher/Subaru) riding the technical sections well. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Stephane Tempier (TX Active Bianchi) on a wooden ramp.

Stephane Tempier (TX Active Bianchi) on a wooden ramp. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) on a steep climb.

Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) on a steep climb. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) easily handles a steep ramp.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) easily handles a steep ramp. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Craig (Giant) steadily moving up in the race.

Adam Craig (Giant) steadily moving up in the race. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Snyder (Team Jamis) seemingly having a good time.

Adam Snyder (Team Jamis) seemingly having a good time. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) is first up the switchbacks.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) is first up the switchbacks. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) chasing Julien Absalon (Orbea).

Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) chasing Julien Absalon (Orbea). (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jose Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) riding the switchbacks.

Jose Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) riding the switchbacks. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower)

Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) on the switchbacks.

Burry Stander (Specialized) on the switchbacks. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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World Champion Christophe Sauser (Specialized) not having his best day.

World Champion Christophe Sauser (Specialized) not having his best day. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-No Tubes) heading uphill.

Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-No Tubes) heading uphill. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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An endless line of riders head up the mountain.

An endless line of riders head up the mountain. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Carl Decker (Giant)

Carl Decker (Giant) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Costa Rican champion (Manuel Prado) in his first world cup race.

Costa Rican champion (Manuel Prado) in his first world cup race. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Ethan Gilmore (Team USA) rode what many could only do on foot.

Ethan Gilmore (Team USA) rode what many could only do on foot. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) attacking the course.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) attacking the course. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Riders head up a steep wooden ramp.

Riders head up a steep wooden ramp. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Todd Wells (Specialized) climbing out of the saddle.

Todd Wells (Specialized) climbing out of the saddle. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) goes on to pass Todd Wells.

Burry Stander (Specialized) goes on to pass Todd Wells. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Christophe Sauser (Specialized) riding to 21st place.

Christophe Sauser (Specialized) riding to 21st place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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U.S. Champion Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Gary Fisher/Subaru).

U.S. Champion Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Gary Fisher/Subaru). (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) all alone.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) all alone. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida Biking Team) led the first lap.

Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida Biking Team) led the first lap. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) heading to a fifth place finish and first Under-23.

Burry Stander (Specialized) heading to a fifth place finish and first Under-23. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) wins at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) wins at Mont-Sainte-Anne. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon continues as World Cup leader

Julien Absalon continues as World Cup leader (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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A large men's field of 104 riders took the line for a total of six laps.

A large men's field of 104 riders took the line for a total of six laps. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Ralph Näf (Multivan Merida Biking Team) took the early lead.

Ralph Näf (Multivan Merida Biking Team) took the early lead. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Belgian champion Roel Paulissen leads a small group early on.

Belgian champion Roel Paulissen leads a small group early on. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Italian champion Marco Aurelio Fontana

Italian champion Marco Aurelio Fontana (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Jean-Christophe Peraud

Jean-Christophe Peraud (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Chris Jongewaard couldn't keep up with the front riders, but had a solid run.

Chris Jongewaard couldn't keep up with the front riders, but had a solid run. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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José Hermida started slow, but got up to speed quickly.

José Hermida started slow, but got up to speed quickly. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Julien Absalon took his time and assessed the competition.

Julien Absalon took his time and assessed the competition. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Burry Stander is first Under 23 and second in the overall World Cup standings.

Burry Stander is first Under 23 and second in the overall World Cup standings. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Raphael Gagne was the fifth-placed U23 rider.

Raphael Gagne was the fifth-placed U23 rider. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Christophe Sauser had a bad start, which put him on the back foot.

Christophe Sauser had a bad start, which put him on the back foot. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Ralph Näf tired in the final laps, costing him positions.

Ralph Näf tired in the final laps, costing him positions. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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José Hermida, in the Spanish champion's jersey, on the single track.

José Hermida, in the Spanish champion's jersey, on the single track. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Florian Vogel gets muddy on the single track.

Florian Vogel gets muddy on the single track. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Todd Wells on the single track.

Todd Wells on the single track. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Christoph Sauser has a tough time on the challenging circuit.

Christoph Sauser has a tough time on the challenging circuit. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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German champion Wolfram Kurschat on the single track.

German champion Wolfram Kurschat on the single track. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Ralph Näf looked impressive early in the race.

Ralph Näf looked impressive early in the race. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Julien Absalon and Geoff Kabush on the rocky descent

Julien Absalon and Geoff Kabush on the rocky descent (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Spanish champion José Hermida flew over parts of the course.

Spanish champion José Hermida flew over parts of the course. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Nino Schurter

Nino Schurter (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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U23 rider Alexis Vuillermoz was in fifth during the early laps.

U23 rider Alexis Vuillermoz was in fifth during the early laps. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Jean-Christophe Peraud on the tough descent.

Jean-Christophe Peraud on the tough descent. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Todd Wells in a spot of bother.

Todd Wells in a spot of bother. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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The course proved a challenge for World Champion Christoph Sauser.

The course proved a challenge for World Champion Christoph Sauser. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Raphael Gagne takes on the rocky descent.

Raphael Gagne takes on the rocky descent. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Manny Prado in his national champion of Costa Rica kit.

Manny Prado in his national champion of Costa Rica kit. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Julien Absalon has always performed well at Mont St Anne.

Julien Absalon has always performed well at Mont St Anne. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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José Hermida and Geoff Kabush take on the descent.

José Hermida and Geoff Kabush take on the descent. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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After a tough day riding José Hermida was happy as he took second.

After a tough day riding José Hermida was happy as he took second. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Geoff Kabush greets his home crowd as he comes in for third place.

Geoff Kabush greets his home crowd as he comes in for third place. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Multivan Merida Biking Team were the number one team in Canada.

Multivan Merida Biking Team were the number one team in Canada. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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men's podium: Ralph Näf, José Hermida, Julien Absalon, Geoff Kabush, Burry Stander

men's podium: Ralph Näf, José Hermida, Julien Absalon, Geoff Kabush, Burry Stander (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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The men's podium gets wet with champagne.

The men's podium gets wet with champagne. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

Julien Absalon (Orbea) claimed victory on a rain-slicked course in the fifth round of the Mountain World Cup at Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. This was the fourth consecutive World Cup victory of this season for him.

Absalon has always performed well at Mont Ste Anne, going back to his World title in the Junior category in 1998. "I was concerned at the start of the race," said Absalon. "Through the first two turns at the start I wasn't in a good position. Through the first lap I tried to work my way up. Näf was very strong at the beginning of the race but he started to drop back and I took the lead.

"I had to work hard not to make mistakes," he added. "It was really, really slippery out there. It was a very technical track, but I like that. To win here under these conditions is very satisfying."

A large men's field of 104 riders took the line for a total of six laps. The off-and-on rain that had plagued the women had fortunately stopped by the time the men started. The clouds remained low all afternoon and it looked like the heavens would open at any moment but they never did, much to the relief of the riders. However, it did remain windy and cool for the duration, and the track was still wet from the morning's downpour.

Without a start loop, the whole key for many was to try and get to the front from the gun. The start was done at very high speed by the field. Ralph Näf (Multivan Merida Biking Team) took the early lead, followed at 15 seconds by Martin Gujan (Cannondale Factory Racing) at the front of a large chase group.

Näf was still holding the lead at the end of lap one, with Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles) in second at 32 seconds and Absalon 41 seconds back in third. Just behind Absalon was a small group with Gujan, Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) and José Hermida (Multivan Merida).

Absalon had become comfortable with the conditions by the second lap and had caught and passed Kabush. He continued to gain time on the lead as Näf started to tire. Meanwhile, Hermida was slowly reeling in the leaders. By lap three, Näf had only one second on Absalon, with Kabush at 20 seconds and about to be caught by Hermida. It didn't take long for Absalon to take the lead and once he was at the front he started to open a gap on the chasers. Meanwhile Näf continued to go backward, dropping to fourth by the end of the lap.

Absalon was riding comfortably in the second half of the race, followed by Hermida at 29 seconds, Kabush at 32 seconds, and Näf at 58 seconds. In fifth was a surprising U23 rider - Alexis Vuillermoz (LaPierre International). Jean-Christophe Peraud (Massi), Todd Wells (Specialized), and Burry Stander (Specialized) were chasing just behind Vuillermoz.

With the top four firmly in place, the battle for the final podium spot was all that was left. The first to put on a charge was Stander, who by the fifth lap had moved up after his U23 opponent Vuillermoz hit the wall after a strong start and rapidly dropped out of the top 10 to finish 19th. Also blowing up was Wells, who fell to 15th by the finish after ridng as high as fifth.

Creating even more excitement was a last lap flat by Näf, who lost some time to Stander initially but then charged back to maintain his fourth place. Course conditions hadn't improved much, with even the lead motorbike crashing on the top of the rocky descent.

Absalon cruised in with a winning time of 2:06:05, 32 seconds up on Hermida and 2:48 up on Kabush. A tired Näf had enough left in the tank to retain fourth, 4:50 back. Stander claimed fifth (and the U23 win) 5:42 behind.

Two years ago Hermida also placed second to Absalon, with Kabush also third. Last year it was Absalon winning, with Kabush in second. Clearly this venue favours Absalon, Hermida and Kabush.

Hermida, one of the most congenial racers on the circuit, also liked his result. "I lost some time at the beginning of the race," said Hermida. "It was quite complicated and it was important without a start loop. I should have been more focused on the start. Julian and I both lost time. Overall, I thought I could catch him.

"In the beginning he had a gap of 30 seconds and it didn't change during the race so I thought I could attack and get him on the final lap, but it didn't happen,” he added.

Kabush was pleased by his result. His season hasn't been up the standards he has set in recent years. “I have a history of doing really well here. I started on the third row so I was really focused on the start,” said Kabush. “I got a really good start and I was climbing really well. This is a course that really suits me. The World Cup has been up and down this year and I'm happy to have a good result for my team.

“It's been a while," added Kabush. "It felt good to be back in the action. Being back in North America has been good for me. I feel grounded again. I'm 100-percent healthy now."

In the World Cup Points Series, Absalon has a 480-point lead over second place Stander. Hermida moved up to third from sixth with his placing here, while Kabush jumped 10 spots to 14th.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea2:06:05
2José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:00:32
3Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles0:02:48
4Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:04:50
5Burry Stander* (RSA) Specialized Factory Racing0:05:42
6Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing0:07:11
7Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing0:07:16
8Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa) Giant Italia Team0:07:21
9Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:07:45
10Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi0:07:48
11Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo0:08:16
12Adam Craig (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team0:08:20
13Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing0:08:43
14Cédric Ravanel (Fra) Lapierre International0:08:47
15Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Factory Racing0:08:53
16Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze)0:09:05
17Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:09:20
18Jiri Friedl (Cze) Merida Biking Team0:09:36
19Alexis Vuillermoz* (Fra) Lapierre International0:09:43
20Martin Fanger* (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team0:10:16
21Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Factory Racing0:10:45
22Chris Jongewaard (Aus) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:10:49
23Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:11:19
24Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher
25Seamus Mcgrath (Can)0:12:13
26Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher0:12:44
27Lukas Kaufmann* (Swi)0:12:53
28Pierre Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre International0:13:13
29Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Giant Mountain Bike Team0:13:31
30Derek Zandstra (Can)0:13:39
31François Bailly Maitre (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier0:14:05
32Ludovic Dubau (Fra)0:14:20
33Raphael Gagne* (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles0:14:26
34Christof Bischof (Swi) ISD Cycling Team0:14:53
35Roel Paulissen (Bel) Cannondale Factory Racing0:15:06
36Guillaume Vinit* (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier0:15:17
37Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team0:15:42
38Irjan Luttenberg* (Ned)0:15:56
39Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH-Suntour0:16:25
40Bjorn Brems (Bel) Team Saeco0:17:12
41Christoph Soukup (Aut) Merida Biking Team0:17:34
42Giuseppe Lamastra (Ita)0:17:50
43Michael Broderick (USA)0:17:59
44Bas Peters (Ned)
45Matous Ulman (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team0:18:31
46Stefan Widmer (Can)0:19:17
47Marc Colom (Fra)0:19:59
48Milan Spesny (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB0:20:20
49Josef Kamler* (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB0:20:35
50Fabien Canal* (Fra) Lapierre International0:22:06
-1lapRenay Groustra (RSA)
-1lapKris Sneddon (Can) Kona
-1lapCarl Decker (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team
-1lapRobert Mennen (Ger)
-1lapRobbie Squire* (USA)
-1lapMatthew Hadley (Can)
-1lapRotem Ishai (Isr)
-1lapBarry Wicks (USA) Kona
-1lapLachlan Norris* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com
-1lapColin Cares* (USA)
-1lapMartin Lazarski (Can)
-1lapJulien Fillion (Can)
-1lapAdam Snyder (USA)
-1lapCristobal Silva Ibaceta (Chi)
-1lapAndrew Watson (Can)
-2lapsManuel Prado Gutierrez (CRc)
-2lapsPierre Lebreton (Fra) BH-Suntour
-2lapsJiri Hudecek (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team
-2lapsAndrew Blair (Aus)
-2lapsLeni Trudel* (Can)
-2lapsCraig Richey (Can)
-2lapsEric Batty (Can)
-2lapsPatxi Cia Apezteguia (Spa) Conor - Camping La Siesta
-2lapsCal Britten* (Aus) Torq Performance Nutrition
-2lapsCharlton Durie* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com
-2lapsAndrew Freye (USA)
-2lapsMark Leishman (NZl)
-2lapsPaul Van Der Ploeg* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com
-2lapsJuan Pedro Trujillo Hernandez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo
-2lapsRyan Atkins* (Can)
-2lapsTravis Livermon* (USA)
-2lapsNiels Wubben* (Ned)
-2lapsNick Both (Aus)
-2lapsMike Garrigan (Can)
-2lapsEthan Gilmour* (USA)
-2lapsCameron Jette* (Can)
-2lapsStephen Ettinger* (USA)
-2lapsPeter Glassford (Can)
-3lapsDaniel Sessford (Can)
-3lapsVictor Galvez Perez (Chi)
-3lapsAaron Snyder* (USA)
DNFJean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Massi
DNFUmberto Corti (Ita) Team Cbe Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.
DNFMarco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing
DNFOliver Beckingsale (GBr) Giant Mountain Bike Team Gmt
DNFMax Plaxton (Can)
DNFBenoit Simard (Can)
DNFConnor Mcconvey* (Irl) De Brink-Ten Tusscher
DNFNathan Haas* (Aus) Discovertasmania.Com
DNFDaniel Mcconnell (Aus) Torq Performance Nutrition
DNFCarlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) MSC Bikes
DNFLiam Killeen (GBr) Trek World Racing
DNFTroy Wells (USA)
DNFBrian Bain (Can)
DNSJochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Multivan Merida Biking Team87pts
2Specialized Factory Racing54
3Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing44
4Orbea40
5Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles32
6Giant Mountain Bike Team32
7Lapierre International32
8Trek World Racing24
9Giant Italia Team23
10Cannondale Factory Racing22
11TX Active Bianchi21
12Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo20
13Merida Biking Team13
14Subaru-Gary Fisher12
15Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team9

World Cup standings after five rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea1200pts
2Burry Stander* (RSA) Specialized Factory Racing720
3José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team660
4Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team657
5Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team650
6Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Massi550
7Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing525
8Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team448
9Roel Paulissen (Bel) Cannondale Factory Racing446
10Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing424
11Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi414
12Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Factory Racing394
13Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing370
14Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles367
15Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo348
16Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing336
17Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing331
18Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa) Giant Italia Team313
19Alexis Vuillermoz* (Fra) Lapierre International310
20Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze)304
21Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea290
22Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team290
23Chris Jongewaard (Aus) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team276
24Cédric Ravanel (Fra) Lapierre International272
25Manuel Fumic (Ger) Fumic.Brothers.International261
26Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team237
27Jiri Friedl (Cze) Merida Biking Team236
28Adam Craig (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team230
29Ruben Ruzafa Cueto (Spa) Orbea222
30Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Factory Racing210
31Mathias Flückiger* (Swi) Trek World Racing207
32Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher205
33Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col) TX Active Bianchi202
34Oliver Beckingsale (GBr) Giant Mountain Bike Team168
35Pierre Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre International165
36Christoph Soukup (Aut) Merida Biking Team161
37Milan Spesny (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB159
38Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) MSC Bikes156
39Ludovic Dubau (Fra)154
40Liam Killeen (GBr) Trek World Racing134
41Marc Colom (Fra)131
42Umberto Corti (Ita) Team CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.123
43Christof Bischof (Swi) ISD Cycling Team121
44Bas Peters (Ned)110
45Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Giant Mountain Bike Team109
46Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) Torq Performance Nutrition105
47Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher100
48Lukas Kaufmann* (Swi)96
49Andrea Tiberi (Ita) TX Active Bianchi94
50Martin Fanger* (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team92
51Guillaume Vinit* (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier90
52Derek Zandstra (Can)85
53Emil Lindgren (Swe) De Brink-Ten Tusscher84
54Cristian Cominelli* (Ita) TX Active Bianchi84
55Sergiy Rusenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team83
56Hannes Metzler (Aut)77
57Bjorn Brems (Bel) Team Saeco75
58Jürg Graf (Swi)71
59Robert Mennen (Ger)66
60Giuseppe Lamastra (Ita)64
61François Bailly Maitre (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier63
62Sven Nys (Bel)62
63Thomas Litscher* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team61
64Anders Hovdenes* (Nor) Team Etto Hoydahl61
65Fabian Giger* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team58
66Irjan Luttenberg* (Ned)58
67Karl Markt (Aut) SRM Stevens Team58
68Seamus Mcgrath (Can)56
69Lachlan Norris* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com56
70Lado Fumic (Ger) Fumic.Brothers.International55
71Filip Eberl (Cze)55
72Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH-Suntour53
73Balz Weber (Swi) DS-Rennsport51
74Raphael Gagne* (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles40
75Johnny Cattaneo (Ita)38
76Jelmer Pietersma (Ned) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team38
77Connor Mcconvey* (Irl) De Brink-Ten Tusscher34
78Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Central Ghost Pro Team31
79Periklis Ilias (Gre) ISD Cycling Team29
80Dries Govaerts* (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team29
81Silvio Bundi (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team29
82Marek Galinski (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team26
83Michael Broderick (USA)25
84Yader Zoli (Ita) Torpado-4US25
85Matous Ulman (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team23
86Stefan Widmer (Can)22
87Pascal Meyer* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team21
88Severin Disch* (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team21
89Josef Kamler* (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB19
90Frank Schotman (Ned)19
91Fabien Canal* (Fra) Lapierre International18
92Alban Lakata (Aut) Topeak Ergon Racing Team18
93Paolo Cesar Montoya Cantillo (CRc) Giant Italia Team18
94Renay Groustra (RSA)17
95Kris Sneddon (Can) Kona16
96Carl Decker (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team15
97Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn)14
98Robbie Squire* (USA)13
99Peter Sagan* (Svk)13
100Juan Pedro Trujillo Hernandez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo13
101Matthew Hadley (Can)12
102Sebastien Carabin* (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team12
103Roan Exelby (RSA)12
104Rotem Ishai (Isr)11
105Barry Wicks (USA) Kona10
106Nicolas Vermeulen (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team10
107Torsten Marx (Ger) DS-Rennsport9
108Klaus Nielsen (Den)9
109Andrew Blair (Aus)9
110Colin Cares* (USA)8

Team standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Multivan Merida Biking Team402pts
2Orbea265
3Specialized Factory Racing263
4Cannondale Factory Racing216
5Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing171
6Trek World Racing129
7TX Active Bianchi120
8Topeak Ergon Racing Team117
9Massi110
10Lapierre International101
11Giant Mountain Bike Team69
12Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo69
13Fumic.Brothers.International57
14Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles55
15Giant Italia Team50
16Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team50
17Merida Biking Team49
18Subaru-Gary Fisher29
19MSC Bikes18
20Team CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.10
21Felt International MTB Team6
22Ceska Sporitelna MTB6

 

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