Cooper blasts to win in junior Czech World Cup

There was a stunning upset in the men's junior World Cup Challenge when the relatively unheralded Anton Cooper of New Zealand decisively beat favorite Jens Schuermans (Belgium).

Cooper, a first-year, 16-year-old rider who has not previously raced outside of New Zealand, took the lead on the first lap, with the only sub-14 minute lap of the race, and continued to extend his lead throughout the rest of the race, finishing 1:43 in front of Schuermans, with Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spain) taking third, a further 14 seconds in arrears.

Full Results

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Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anton Cooper (NZl) New-Zealand1:05:10
2Jens Schuermans (Bel) Belgium0:01:43
3Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) Spain0:01:57
4Didier Bats (Bel) Belgium0:03:21
5Romain Seigle (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Gitane0:03:22
6Miguel Londono Naranjo (Col) Colombia0:03:55
7Fabien Doubey (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Gitane0:04:00
8Kevin Panhuyzen (Bel) Belgium0:04:17
9Lorenzo Samparisi (Ita) Italy0:04:32
10Loic Doubey (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Gitane0:04:35
11Martin Frey (Ger) Germany0:05:05
12Radim Kovar (Cze) Czech Republic0:05:13
13Mathew Waghorn (NZl) New-Zealand0:05:35
14Christian Pfäffle (Ger) Germany0:05:53
15Nicolas Scheire (Bel) Belgium0:06:13
16Antonio Santos Ridao (Spa) Spain0:06:14
17Erik Jonsson (Swe) Team Dom Cycle - Merida0:06:38
18Christopher Platt (Ger) Germany0:06:51
19Jens Van Rompaey (Bel) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team0:06:55
20Martin Stosek (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB0:07:21
21Luke Roberts (RSA) South Africa0:07:25
22Pieter Geluykens (Bel) Belgium0:07:36
23Christos Loizou (Cyp) CyprusRow 22 - Cell 2
24Christoph Mick (Aut) Austria0:07:58
25Jesper Slik (Ned) NetherlandsRow 24 - Cell 2
26Milan Dolezal (Cze) Czech Republic0:08:00
27Jozef Bebcak (Svk) Slovakia0:08:04
28Rok Korosec (Slo) Slovenia0:08:41
29Kevin Ingratta (Arg) ArgentinaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Boris Cara (Bel) Belgium0:08:48
31Edvard Vea Iversen (Nor) Norway0:09:16
32Michael Mayer (Aut) Austria0:09:17
33Omer Shubi (Isr) Israel0:09:26
34Jochen Weisenseel (Ger) Germany0:09:28
35Artem Shevstom (Ukr) Team Protek0:09:31
36Aaron Beck (Ger) Germany0:09:53
37Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel0:10:11
38Guy Niv (Isr) Israel0:10:14
39Rien Terpstra (Ned) Mpl Specialized MTB Team0:10:27
40Jakub Johanek (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB0:11:06
41Dylan Page (Swi) Team Dom Cycle - Merida0:11:20
42Daniel Lukes (Cze) Czech Republic0:11:23
43Peter Fenyvesi (Hun) Hungary0:11:38
44Tomas Bohata (Cze) Czech Republic0:11:45
45Ondrej Zniva (Cze) Czech Republic - BRow 44 - Cell 2
46Robbert De Nijs (Ned) Agu - Beukers Biketeam0:12:00
47Jakub Rydval (Cze) Czech Republic0:12:51
48Adriano Caratide (Ita) Team Dayco TiticiRow 47 - Cell 2
49Alex Baker (GBr) Orange Monkey / Cannondale0:13:09
50Lukas Pomezny (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB0:13:21
51Pavel Kuzma (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB0:13:24
52Isak Jonsson (Swe) Team Dom Cycle - Merida0:13:54
53Florian Amoretti (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Gitane0:13:57
54Andreas Fuchs (Aut) Austria0:14:46
55Gregor Dimic (Slo) Slovenia0:14:57
56Gergo Meggyesi (Hun) Hungary0:15:01
57Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic - B0:15:07
58Jiri Svoboda (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB0:15:43
59Alessandro Repetti (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan0:19:12
-1lapSzymon Bialas (Pol) PolandRow 59 - Cell 2
-2lapsAdam Rodacki (Pol) PolandRow 60 - Cell 2
-2lapsHelmuth Posch (Svk) SlovakiaRow 61 - Cell 2
-2lapsJiri Ostadal (Cze) GG Czech TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
-2lapsSven Broekaart (Ned) AGU - Beukers BiketeamRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFLouis Wolf (Ger) GermanyRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFMaksymilian Jedrzejczyk (Pol) PolandRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFFredrik Fang Liland (Nor) Team Merida Smart SafetyRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFJeroen Van Eck (Ned) Giant DealerteamsRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFFrantisek Lami (Svk) SlovakiaRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFThierry Montrosset (Ita) Team Dayco TiticiRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFTomas Doubek (Svk) SlovakiaRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFTomas Svoboda (Cze) Czech RepublicRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFStanislav Zabransky (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTBRow 72 - Cell 2
DNSTomas Zucha (Svk) SlovakiaRow 73 - Cell 2


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