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Under 23 racer Stander wins elite men's Champéry World Cup

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The elite men's cross country World Cup podium, topped by Burry Stander (South Africa)

The elite men's cross country World Cup podium, topped by Burry Stander (South Africa) (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Jean Christophe Peraud (Massi)

Jean Christophe Peraud (Massi) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Under 23 World Champion Burry Stander (Specialized)

Under 23 World Champion Burry Stander (Specialized) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) and mentor Thomas Frischknect

World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) and mentor Thomas Frischknect (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida)

Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) on the climb

Julien Absalon (Orbea) on the climb (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) chases Julien Absalon (Orbea)

Burry Stander (Specialized) chases Julien Absalon (Orbea) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Christoph Sauser (Specialzed) leads a group up the mountain.

Christoph Sauser (Specialzed) leads a group up the mountain. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Lukas Fluckiger (Trek World Team) rode to fourth.

Lukas Fluckiger (Trek World Team) rode to fourth. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Alexis Vuillermoz (Lapierre International)

Alexis Vuillermoz (Lapierre International) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) descends a very steep trail.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) descends a very steep trail. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Merida Multivan) rides in sixth place.

Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Merida Multivan) rides in sixth place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) descends a steep pitch.

Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) descends a steep pitch. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannondale) rides the technical sections well.

Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannondale) rides the technical sections well. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sam Schultz (Gary Fisher/Subaru) moves up in the field.

Sam Schultz (Gary Fisher/Subaru) moves up in the field. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-No Tubes) has no trouble with the steep trails.

Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-No Tubes) has no trouble with the steep trails. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) with a one-minute lead on the field.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) with a one-minute lead on the field. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Todd Wells (Specialized) rides to 25th place.

Todd Wells (Specialized) rides to 25th place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) leads on lap four.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) leads on lap four. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) chases Julien Absalon (Orbea) on lap four.

Burry Stander (Specialized) chases Julien Absalon (Orbea) on lap four. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Mathias Flückiger (Trek World Team) runs a bog.

Mathias Flückiger (Trek World Team) runs a bog. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida) hones his cyclo-cross skills

Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida) hones his cyclo-cross skills (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Scenic farms along the route

Scenic farms along the route (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) closes in on Julien Absalon (Orbea)

Burry Stander (Specialized) closes in on Julien Absalon (Orbea) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Adam Craig (Giant) moves up to sixth place.

Adam Craig (Giant) moves up to sixth place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Merida Multivan) with a group on lap one

Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (Merida Multivan) with a group on lap one (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Riders on the long climb

Riders on the long climb (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-No Tubes) with one lap to go

Michael Broderick (Kenda-Seven-No Tubes) with one lap to go (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) gets his first World Cup victory

Burry Stander (Specialized) gets his first World Cup victory (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized) takes time to celebrate

Burry Stander (Specialized) takes time to celebrate (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) is totally exhausted at the finish.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) is totally exhausted at the finish. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida) moved from fifth to third on the last lap.

Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida) moved from fifth to third on the last lap. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sam Schultz (Gary Fisher/Subaru) was happy with his 16th place finish.

Sam Schultz (Gary Fisher/Subaru) was happy with his 16th place finish. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Burry Stander (Specialized Factory Racing) - the best week of his career

Burry Stander (Specialized Factory Racing) - the best week of his career (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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The new World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) was delighted to show off his new jersey.

The new World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) was delighted to show off his new jersey. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Alexis Vuillermoz (Lapierre International) led the field of 144 out of the start loop.

Alexis Vuillermoz (Lapierre International) led the field of 144 out of the start loop. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Jose Hermida's (Multivan Merida) race was plagued with mechanicals and a crash.

Jose Hermida's (Multivan Merida) race was plagued with mechanicals and a crash. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Lukas Fl

Lukas Fl (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) collapsed at the finish

Julien Absalon (Orbea) collapsed at the finish (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Men's podium (L-R): Lukas Fl

Men's podium (L-R): Lukas Fl (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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It was a very fast start in the men's cross country race.

It was a very fast start in the men's cross country race. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Julien Absalon (Orbea) has been beaten twice in as many weeks.

Julien Absalon (Orbea) has been beaten twice in as many weeks. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannondale) put in another top 10 ride.

Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannondale) put in another top 10 ride. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Adam Craig (Giant) was the top North American, finishing sixth.

Adam Craig (Giant) was the top North American, finishing sixth. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Christoph Sauser (Specialized) continues his quest for a podium finish, but only managed 10th.

Christoph Sauser (Specialized) continues his quest for a podium finish, but only managed 10th. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Ralph N

Ralph N (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Canadian champion Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) finished down in 21st.

Canadian champion Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) finished down in 21st. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Derek Zandstra

Derek Zandstra (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Christoph Sauser

Christoph Sauser (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Sam Schultz (Subaru-Gary Fisher) was 16th.

Sam Schultz (Subaru-Gary Fisher) was 16th. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Jose Hermida (Multivan Merida) had a crash on the second lap.

Jose Hermida (Multivan Merida) had a crash on the second lap. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

Burry Stander (Specialized Factory Racing) has had what he considers to be the best week of his career, after following up his Under 23 cross country world championship title last weekend with his first World Cup win. Taking what was also the first South African cross country World Cup win, Stander beat series leader Julien Absalon (Orbea) in a thrilling come from behind victory at round seven in Champéry, Switzerland.

Absalon's second place locked up the overall title for the French rider with one race remaining, while Stander did the same for the Under 23 title. Ralph Näf (Multivan Merida) took third. Adam Craig (Giant) was the top North American, finishing sixth, with Sam Schultz (Subaru-Gary Fisher) 16th and Canadian champion Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) fading to 21st after riding in the front group for the first few laps.

Alexis Vuillermoz (Lapierre International) led the field of 144 out of the start loop for the first of six laps. He continued to ride at the front on lap two, but Absalon was reeling him in, and took the lead on lap three, attacking on the main climb. As Absalon extended his lead to over one minute by the fourth lap, it appeared that the race was unfolding as expected.

However, on lap five, the first indication that this might be a historic day occurred when Stander began to slowly pull back the Olympic champion, knocking 20 seconds off the lead. An interesting and unprecedented situation was happening: Absalon was fading while Stander was getting stronger.

Going into the final, long climb before the technical descent to the finish, Absalon still had a lead of 25 seconds, but while he was struggling, Stander was powering up the climb, and he caught his rival at the top shortly before entering the singletrack. Stander swept by Absalon, who could only watch him go, and the recently crowned Under 23 world champion rolled into the finishing straight 15 seconds ahead of Absalon, punching the air in victory. Absalon rolled across the line and collapsed at the side of the track, utterly shattered after his ride, and only holding off Näf by nine seconds. The Flückiger brothers - Lukas and Mathias - both for Trek World Racing, completed the podium at 28 and 41 seconds respectively.

Stander and Absalon had taken two different approaches to their long trip back to Europe from Canberra. Stander went home to South Africa for two days (same time zone as Europe) and then flew up to Switzerland. Absalon, by contrast, stayed in Sydney for two days, then went to Singapore for two days before flying to Europe. Absalon's wife said her husband was "exhausted" before the race began.

"For sure, this is a huge victory for me, my first World Cup win. I had a good week, resting up from Australia, so I think I came into the race well prepared. The start was pretty fast, so I lost a few spots, but I was able to move up on the first lap, and by lap two, I was in a good spot. For the last two laps, I was hearing that I was getting closer to Julien, so it gave me lots of motivation, especially when I could see him on the climb. When I caught up to him, I could see that he had nothing left, so I just went."

Craig moved up from the low 20s in the first lap to top-ten by mid-race, and then to sixth in the final lap, after posting some of the fastest lap times for the second half of the race. "I had, for me, a pretty good start, not dropping back too far. Then I was able to start moving up, because I think I maybe had more in the tank than some of those guys that dug so deep last week [at the Worlds]. For me, this is a sweet, sweet course, with the good climb, some nice singletrack, that was still rideable even after the rain last night."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Burry Stander* (RSA) Specialized Factory Racing1:41:06
2Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea0:00:15
3Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:00:24
4Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing0:00:28
5Mathias Flückiger* (Swi) Trek World Racing0:00:41
6Adam Craig (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team GMT0:01:06
7Alexis Vuillermoz* (Fra) Lapierre International0:01:26
8Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing0:02:06
9Ruben Ruzafa Cueto (Spa) Orbea0:02:26
10Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Factory Racing0:02:49
11Emil Lindgren (Swe) De Brink-Ten Tusscher0:02:58
12Cédric Ravanel (Fra) Lapierre International0:03:09
13José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team
14Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH-Suntour0:03:25
15Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi0:03:54
16Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher0:03:58
17Marek Galinski (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team0:04:10
18Roel Paulissen (Bel) Cannondale Factory Racing0:04:26
19Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) Msc Bikes0:04:38
20Marek Konwa* (Pol)0:04:46
21Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles0:05:06
22Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team
23Jiri Friedl (Cze) Merida Biking Team0:05:25
24Guillaume Vinit* (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier0:05:40
25Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Factory Racing0:06:20
26Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing0:06:41
27Christoph Soukup (Aut) Merida Biking Team0:06:44
28Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea0:07:01
29Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:07:30
30Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo0:07:36
31Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team
32Fabien Canal* (Fra) Lapierre International0:07:51
33Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Massi0:07:56
34Derek Zandstra (Can)0:08:02
35Milan Spesny (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB0:08:11
36Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Giant Mountain Bike Team GMT0:08:25
37Robert Mennen (Ger)0:08:37
38Markus Bauer* (Ger)0:08:43
39Oliver Beckingsale (GBr) Giant Mountain Bike Team GMT0:08:49
40Sepp Freiburghaus* (Swi)0:08:54
41Christof Bischof (Swi) ISD Cycling Team0:08:59
42François Bailly Maitre (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier0:09:13
43Karl Markt (Aut) Srm Stevens Team0:09:41
44Andrew Watson (Can)0:10:03
45Fabian Giger* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team0:10:09
46Jelmer Pietersma (Ned) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Tea0:10:16
47Yader Zoli (Ita) Torpado-4Us0:10:44
48Dario Alejandro Gasco* (Arg) Massi0:10:54
49Sebastien Carabin* (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team0:10:57
50Giuseppe Lamastra (Ita)0:11:11
51Patrik Gallati* (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing0:11:20
52Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:11:42
53Anders Hovdenes* (Nor) Team Etto Hoydahl0:11:53
54Henk Jaap Moorlag* (Ned) De Brink-Ten Tusscher
55Marti Gispert Labarta (Spa) Msc Bikes0:11:54
56Pascal Meyer* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team0:11:59
57Severin Disch* (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team GMT0:12:04
58Felix Euteneuer* (Ger)0:12:23
59Nicolas Jeantet* (Ita) Team Cbe Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.0:12:30
60Michael Broderick (USA)0:12:56
61Bjorn Brems (Bel) Team Saeco0:12:58
62Silvio Bundi (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team GMT0:13:02
63Nicolas Vermeulen (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team0:13:18
64Robert Gehbauer* (Aut) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:13:20
65Pierre Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre International0:13:22
66Diego Rosa* (Ita) Giant Italia Team0:13:42
67Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing0:13:58
68Andrea Tiberi (Ita) TX Active Bianchi0:14:40
69Marc Colom (Fra)0:15:46
-1lapPiotr Brzozka* (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team
-1lapSergiy Rusenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team
-1lapLudovic Mottet (Bel)
-1lapAlexis Chenevier* (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier
-1lapOndrej Cink* (Cze) Merida Biking Team
-1lapFabian Strecker* (Ger)
-1lapNicola Rohrbach (Swi) Central Ghost Pro Team
-1lapKornel Osicki* (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team
-1lapPatrick Gaudy (Bel)
-1lapLudovic Dubau (Fra)
-1lapDavid Fletcher* (GBr)
-1lapOlof Jonsson* (Swe)
-1lapConnor McConvey* (Irl) De Brink-Ten Tusscher
-1lapDaniel Eymann* (Swi)
-1lapAndras Parti (Hun) Srm Stevens Team
-1lapPeter Glassford (Can)
-1lapPascal Hossay* (Bel)
-1lapUmberto Corti (Ita) Team Cbe Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.
-1lapJosef Kamler* (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB
-2lapsEric Batty (Can)
-2lapsTorsten Marx (Ger) Ds-Rennsport
-2lapsAndrew Blair (Aus)
-2lapsManfred Reis* (Ger) Team Marin Bikes
-2lapsZsolt Juhasz* (Hun)
-2lapsCristobal Silva Ibaceta (Chi)
-2lapsMatous Ulman (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team
-2lapsMatej Nepustil* (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB
-2lapsLachlan Norris* (Aus) Discovertasmania.Com
-2lapsLee Williams (GBr)
-2lapsSimon Stiebjahn* (Ger)
-2lapsJulien Saussac* (Fra) BH-Suntour
-2lapsLuka Mezgec* (Slo) Mbk Orbea
-2lapsThomas Litscher* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team
-2lapsThibaut Bellanger* (Fra)
-2lapsNicolas Bouchet Bert Manoz* (Fra)
-2lapsMarco Minnaard* (Ned) De Brink-Ten Tusscher
-2lapsRenay Groustra (RSA)
-2lapsDaniel Mcconnell (Aus) Torq Performance Nutrition
-2lapsBenjamin Sonntag (Ger)
-2lapsHenrique Avancini* (Bra) ISD Cycling Team
-2lapsAlexis Swetloff (Fra) Keops
-2lapsPatxi Cia Apezteguia (Spa) Conor - Camping La Siesta
-2lapsLeni Trudel* (Can)
-2lapsAmaury Gernez Aurenge* (Fra) Keops
-2lapsRob Vangenechten* (Bel) Team Saeco
-2lapsDaniel Kaufmann* (Swi)
-3lapsRene Tann (Ger)
-3lapsFrank Beemer* (Ned) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Tea
-3lapsTim Wynants* (Bel) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Tea
-3lapsJiri Hudecek (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team
-3lapsAlexander Gehbauer* (Aut)
-3lapsDries * Govaerts (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team
-3lapsBenjamin Buchi* (Swi)
-3lapsCameron Jette* (Can)
-3lapsMatthys Beukes* (RSA)
-3lapsTim Lemmers* (Ned) De Brink-Ten Tusscher
-3lapsOleksandr Gerashenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team
-3lapsJohn Whittington* (GBr)
-3lapsSimon Weber* (Swi)
-3lapsZsolt Szlobodnyik (Hun)
-3lapsValentin Fiderer* (Ger)
-3lapsJonas De Backer* (Bel)
-4lapsPeriklis Ilias (Gre) ISD Cycling Team
-4lapsKristian Hynek (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team
DNFJaroslav Kulhavy (Cze)
DNFFlorian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing
DNFFlorian Thie* (Swi)
DNFMarkus Loisl* (Aut)
DNFMartin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing
DNFLukas Kaufmann* (Swi)
DNFAlexandre Moos (Swi)
DNFOleksandr Kachanov* (Ukr)
DNFAnders Ljungberg (Swe)
DNFRoman Rametsteiner (Aut)
DNFRobert Kircher (Aut)
DNSEvgeniy Pechenin (Rus) Format-Udmurtia
DNSIgor Bogdan (Ukr)

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Specialized Factory Racing67pts
2Multivan Merida Biking Team61
3Orbea60
4Trek World Racing58
5Lapierre International43
6Cannondale Factory Racing36
7Giant Mountain Bike Team26
8De Brink-Ten Tusscher20
9BH-Suntour17
10TX Active Bianchi16
11Subaru-Gary Fisher15
12JBG-2 Professional MTB Team14
13MSC Bikes12
14Merida Biking Team12
15Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles10
16Team Scott Valloire Galibier7
17Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing5
18Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo1

Elite men individual World Cup standings after seven rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea1472pts
2Burry Stander* (RSA) Specialized Factory Racing1090
3Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team970
4José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team940
5Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing714
6Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing709
7Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team701
8Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles681
9Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Massi590
10Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Factory Racing569
11Roel Paulissen (Bel) Cannondale Factory Racing543
12Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing542
13Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi524
14Alexis Vuillermoz* (Fra) Lapierre International504
15Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team496
16Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing481
17Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo470
18Adam Craig (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team455
19Cédric Ravanel (Fra) Lapierre International447
20Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa) Giant Italia Team423
21Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing396
22Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Factory Racing366
23Chris Jongewaard (Aus) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team354
24Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team352
25Mathias Flückiger* (Swi) Trek World Racing347
26Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea340
27Ruben Ruzafa Cueto (Spa) Orbea322
28Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) MSC Bikes309
29Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher308
30Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze)304
31Jiri Friedl (Cze) Merida Biking Team296
32Manuel Fumic (Ger) Fumic.Brothers.International261
33Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team253
34Milan Spesny (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB249
35Christoph Soukup (Aut) Merida Biking Team213
36Ludovic Dubau (Fra)212
37Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Giant Mountain Bike Team209
38Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col) TX Active Bianchi202
39Liam Killeen (GBr) Trek World Racing198
40Oliver Beckingsale (GBr) Giant Mountain Bike Team197
41Derek Zandstra (Can)191
42Christof Bischof (Swi) ISD Cycling Team190
43Marc Colom (Fra)177
44Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH-Suntour175
45Emil Lindgren (Swe) De Brink-Ten Tusscher174
46Guillaume Vinit* (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier172
47Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher170
48Pierre Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre International165
49Bas Peters (Ned)162
50Martin Fanger* (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team140
51Umberto Corti (Ita) Team CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.123
52Lukas Kaufmann* (Swi)122
53Seamus Mcgrath (Can)106
54Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) Torq Performance Nutrition105
55Giuseppe Lamastra (Ita)102
56Marek Galinski (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team98
57Robert Mennen (Ger)98
58Fabien Canal* (Fra) Lapierre International96
59Andrea Tiberi (Ita) TX Active Bianchi94
60François Bailly Maitre (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier89
61Irjan Luttenberg* (Ned)88
62Bjorn Brems (Bel) Team Saeco85
63Cristian Cominelli* (Ita) TX Active Bianchi84
64Sergiy Rusenko (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team83
65Karl Markt (Aut) SRM Stevens Team83
66Fabian Giger* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team81
67Andrew Watson (Can)80
68Hannes Metzler (Aut)77
69Anders Hovdenes* (Nor) Team Etto Hoydahl76
70Jürg Graf (Swi)71
71Michael Broderick (USA)71
72Raphael Gagne* (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles68
73Marek Konwa* (Pol)66
74Sven Nys (Bel)62
75Thomas Litscher* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team61
76Jelmer Pietersma (Ned) Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team60
77Lachlan Norris* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com56
78Lado Fumic (Ger) Fumic.Brothers.International55
79Carl Decker (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team55
80Filip Eberl (Cze)55
81Balz Weber (Swi) DS-Rennsport51
82Yader Zoli (Ita) Torpado-4US46
83Rotem Ishai (Isr)43
84Stefan Widmer (Can)43
85Renay Groustra (RSA)42
86Johnny Cattaneo (Ita)38
87Matthew Hadley (Can)35
88Connor McConvey* (Irl) De Brink-Ten Tusscher34
89Pascal Meyer* (Swi) SKS M.I.G. Team33
90Kris Sneddon (Can) Kona33
91Severin Disch* (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team32
92Sebastien Carabin* (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team31
93Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Central Ghost Pro Team31
94Markus Bauer* (Ger)30
95Periklis Ilias (Gre) ISD Cycling Team29
96Dries Govaerts* (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team29
97Silvio Bundi (Swi) Giant Mountain Bike Team29
98Barry Wicks (USA) Kona29
99Sepp Freiburghaus* (Swi)28
100Juan Pedro Trujillo Hernandez (Spa) Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo24
101Matous Ulman (Cze) Scott & Hagget MTB Team23
102Niels Wubben* (Ned)22
103Andrew Blair (Aus)22
104Dario Alejandro Gasco* (Arg) Massi20
105Josef Kamler* (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB19
106Frank Schotman (Ned)19
107Eric Batty (Can)18
108Alban Lakata (Aut) Topeak Ergon Racing Team18
109Paolo Cesar Montoya Cantillo (CRc) Giant Italia Team18
110Patrik Gallati* (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing17
111Benoit Simard (Can)16
112Cristobal Silva Ibaceta (Chi)15
113Henk Jaap Moorlag* (Ned) De Brink-Ten Tusscher14
114Paul Van Der Ploeg* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com14
115Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn)14
116Marti Gispert Labarta (Spa) MSC Bikes13
117Robbie Squire* (USA)13
118Peter Sagan* (Svk)13
119Martin Lazarski (Can)12
120Roan Exelby (RSA)12
121Felix Euteneuer* (Ger)10
122Nicolas Vermeulen (Bel) Lingier-Versluys Team10
123Nicolas Jeantet* (Ita) Team CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.9
124Julien Fillion (Can)9
125Torsten Marx (Ger) DS-Rennsport9
126Klaus Nielsen (Den)9
127Nathan Haas* (Aus) Discovertasmania.com8
128Colin Cares* (USA)8

Elite men team World Cup standings after seven rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Multivan Merida Biking Team530pts
2Specialized Factory Racing394
3Orbea339
4Cannondale Factory Racing269
5Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing232
6Trek World Racing225
7Lapierre International179
8TX Active Bianchi136
9Giant Mountain Bike Team129
10Topeak Ergon Racing Team117
11Massi110
12Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles105
13Cemelorca-Trek-Lorca Taller Del Tiempo86
14Giant Italia Team73
15Trek-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team67
16Merida Biking Team61
17Fumic.Brothers.International57
18Subaru-Gary Fisher57
19MSC Bikes49
20De Brink-Ten Tusscher20
21BH-Suntour17
22JBG-2 Professional MTB Team14
23Ceska Sporitelna MTB11
24Team CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.10
25Team Scott Valloire Galibier7
26Felt International MTB Team6

 

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