Andreassen wins junior men's XC world title

The Junior men's cross-country race at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Vallnord, Andorra, began with heavy rain and even some hail, but that did not stop Simon Andreassen (Denmark) from successfully defending his title. Maximilian Brandl (Germany) took silver and Egan Bernal (Colombia) won the bronze medal.

Andreassen came into the race as the favourite, after a strong performance the day before as Denmark took bronze in the Team Relay. Along with Bernal and Brandl, the trio rode away from the rest of the field in the first half lap, and then Andreassen dropped the other two by the end of the first lap to solo in for the title.

Bernal initially took the lead in the chase, but could not decisively drop Brandl, and the German rider finally got a gap in the last half lap to take the silver medal.

Junior women

Italy took its first Cross-country title of the 2015 Mountain Bike World Championships on Thursday at Vallnord, Andorra, with a dominating performance by first year junior, Martina Berta. Evie Richards (Great Britain) took silver, with defending champion Nicole Koller (Switzerland) having to settle for bronze.

Heavy rain overnight left the track muddy and slippery for the women as they started their four-lap race. Richards jumped into the lead on the first climb, but Berta was not far behind and caught the British rider late in the first lap as the nearly 2000 metre altitude took its toll.

Berta was then able to ride away steadily to win by 1:20 over Richards. Richards hung on for silver, although she was nearly caught mid-race by Koller before recovering to stay clear.

Full Results

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Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Andreassen (Denmark)1:13:27
2Maximilian Brandl (Germany)0:00:47
3Egan Bernal (Colombia)0:01:19
4Robin Hofmann (Germany)0:02:42
5Filippo Colombo (Switzerland)0:03:14
6Antoine Philipp (France)0:03:48
7Wilson Pena (Colombia)0:04:10
8Jonas Lindberg (Denmark)0:04:20
9Raphael Auclair (Canada)0:04:25
10Frazer Clacherty (Great Britain)0:05:11
11Matej Prudek (Czech Republic)0:05:32
12Thibault Daniel (France)0:05:47
13Petter Fagerhaug (Norway)0:05:59
14Julian Jessop (South Africa)0:06:08
15Vital Albin (Switzerland)0:06:27
16Francesco Bonetto (Italy)0:06:30
17Simon Gourc (France)0:06:40
18Josep Duran Reig (Spain)0:06:56
19Santiago Mesa (Colombia)0:07:01
20Thomas Craig (Great Britain)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Nick Burki (Switzerland)0:07:15
22Pierre De Froidmont (Belgium)0:07:32
23Ari Hirabayashi (Japan)0:08:21
24Jakob Dorigoni (Italy)0:08:40
25Niels Derveaux (Belgium)0:08:46
26Eirik Pettersen (Norway)0:08:51
27Axel Zingle (France)0:09:07
28Simon Schneller (Germany)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Joel Burman (Sweden)0:09:15
30Mark Mcguire (Great Britain)0:09:21
31Guy Leshem (Israel)0:09:40
32Tom Denayer (Belgium)0:09:54
33Bryan Dunkin (Australia)0:09:56
34Kirill Smirnov (Russian Federation)0:10:16
35Rhys Verner (Canada)0:10:23
36Antonio Folcarelli (Italy)0:10:45
37Sigurd Salberg Pedersen (Norway)0:10:49
38Vlad Dascalu (Romania)0:11:08
39Martin Emil Siggerud (Norway)0:11:27
40Christopher Blevins (United States Of America)0:11:36
41Danil Moskvin (Russian Federation)0:11:37
42Quinton Disera (Canada)0:11:43
43Joao Rocha (Portugal)0:11:52
44Ainur Akhmetov (Russian Federation)0:12:06
45Nathan Johnston (New Zealand)0:12:48
46Ryo Takeuchi (Japan)0:12:55
47Sean Fincham (Canada)0:13:25
48Gonzalo Artal Lokman (Argentina)0:13:52
49Jerry Dufour (United States Of America)0:14:09
50Attila Valter (Hungary)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Marco Joubert (South Africa)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Perry Van Den Bos (Netherlands)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Liam Jeffries (Australia)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Brais Sendin (Spain)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Timur Faziakhmetov (Russian Federation)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Volodymyr Kozlovskyy (Ukraine)Row 55 - Cell 2
57James Curry (Ireland)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Roel Van Der Stegen (Netherlands)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Dario Thoma (Switzerland)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Jose Luciano Martinez Ronconi (Argentina)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Luke Brame (Australia)Row 60 - Cell 2
62Michael Zetak (Czech Republic)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Callum Carson (Australia)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Jakub Kurty (Slovakia)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Filip Helta (Poland)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Masaki Yamada (Japan)Row 65 - Cell 2
67Jozsef Krisztian Kadi (Hungary)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Gal Sherf (Israel)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Norbert Norwik (Poland)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Armin Embacher (Austria)Row 69 - Cell 2
71Carson Beckett (United States Of America)Row 70 - Cell 2
72William Gascoyne (Great Britain)Row 71 - Cell 2
73Michael Potter (Australia)Row 72 - Cell 2
74Tristan De Lange (Namibia)Row 73 - Cell 2
75Matej Ulik (Slovakia)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Alex Lack (Australia)Row 75 - Cell 2
77Amando Martinez (Mexico)Row 76 - Cell 2
78Tomass Iljenko (Latvia)Row 77 - Cell 2
79Kirill Tarassov (Estonia)Row 78 - Cell 2
80Anders Johnson (United States Of America)Row 79 - Cell 2
81Eli Kranefuss (United States Of America)Row 80 - Cell 2
82Serdar Anil Depe (Turkey)Row 81 - Cell 2
83Chad Scallan (Zimbabwe)Row 82 - Cell 2
84Nicolas Delich (Chile)Row 83 - Cell 2
85Liam Beahan (Zimbabwe)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFTorben Drach (Germany)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFLars Koch (Germany)Row 86 - Cell 2
DNFHarrison Mudgway (New Zealand)Row 87 - Cell 2
DNFPaul Wright (New Zealand)Row 88 - Cell 2
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Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martina Berta (Italy)1:08:40
2Evie Richards (Great Britain)0:01:20
3Nicole Koller (Switzerland)0:02:27
4Ida Jansson (Sweden)0:03:18
5Alessia Verrando (Italy)0:03:39
6Jana Czeczinkarova (Czech Republic)0:04:28
7Greta Seiwald (Italy)0:04:39
8Antonia Daubermann (Germany)0:05:32
9Sina Frei (Switzerland)0:06:12
10Aline Seitz (Switzerland)0:06:22
11Felicitas Geiger (Germany)0:06:45
12Katja Neuner (Austria)0:08:22
13Ffion James (Great Britain)0:08:28
14Helene Clauzel (France)0:08:40
15Kristina Ilyina (Russian Federation)0:10:04
16Adela Safarova (Czech Republic)0:10:43
17Viktoria Kirsanova (Russian Federation)0:11:00
18Laurie Arseneault (Canada)0:11:21
19Iiris Ounmaa (Estonia)0:11:30
20Clea Cochelin (France)0:11:50
21Magdalena Duran (Spain)0:11:58
22Haley Batten (United States Of America)0:12:08
23Rachel Anders (United States Of America)0:12:48
24Naama Noyman (Israel)0:13:42
25Ksenia Lepikhina (United States Of America)0:14:05
26Mari-Liis Mottus (Estonia)0:14:52
27Frances Du Toit (South Africa)0:16:14
28Patrycja Piotrowska (Poland)0:17:51
29Mackenzie Myatt (Canada)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Maria Fernanda Arevalo Granados (Colombia)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Jemma Manchester (New Zealand)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Shannon Hope (New Zealand)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Gabriela Mancera Forero (Colombia)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Megan Williams (Australia)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Emily Handford (Canada)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Maria Jose Delgado (Colombia)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Stacey Hyslop (Zimbabwe)Row 36 - Cell 2
DNFClarissa Mai (Germany)Row 37 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Spielmann (Austria)Row 38 - Cell 2
DNFMaria Rodriguez Navarrete (Spain)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFKelsey Urban (United States Of America)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNFSoren Meeuwisse (Canada)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNFSkye Davidson (Zimbabwe)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNFToshimi Sato (Japan)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNSAnna Saier (Germany)Row 44 - Cell 2


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