Absalon wins La Bresse cross country in front of home crowd

Julien Absalon (Orbea) won the elite men's cross country World Cup in front of a home crowd in La Bresse, France. The course had been described repeatedly as "old school", and Absalon clearly liked it, taking his 25th World Cup before his home crowd.

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea Racing Team1:37:33
2Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Specialized Racing0:00:07
3Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:00:40
4Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing Team0:01:24
5Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team0:01:41
6Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Racing0:02:08
7Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)0:02:20
8Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry0:02:35
9Max Plaxton (Can)0:02:51
10Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing0:03:20
11José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:03:24
12Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:45
13Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:46
14Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa) Wildwolf - Trek Pro Racing0:04:15
15Mathias Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing0:04:42
16Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa) Wildwolf - Trek Pro Racing0:05:32
17Stéphane Tempier (Fra) TX Active Bianchi0:05:43
18Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team0:05:46
19Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:05:47
20Martino Fruet (Ita)0:05:51
21Daniel Mcconnell (Aus)0:06:05
22Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant Swiss SR -Suntour0:06:08
23Emil Lindgren (Swe) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team0:06:10
24Burry Stander (RSA) Specialized Racing0:06:21
25Liam Killeen (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:06:26
26Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:06:52
27Jeremiah Bishop (USA) Cannondale Factory Racing0:06:54
28Marek Konwa* (Pol) Milka-Superior MTB Racing Team0:06:59
29Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Specialized Racing0:07:05
30Andras Parti (Hun) Euroone-Waberer's-Cube MTB Team0:07:24
31Jürg Graf (Swi) Bskgraf Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:07:37
32Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa) Elettroveneta - Corratec0:07:44
33Karl Markt (Aut) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team0:07:59
34Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru - Trek0:08:06
35Chris Jongewaard (Aus) Milka-Superior MTB Racing Team0:08:28
36Stephen Ettinger (USA) Bmc Mountainbike Racing Team0:08:55
37Michele Casagrande (Ita) Elettroveneta - Corratec0:09:33
38Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team0:09:50
39Fabien Canal (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:09:59
40Andrea Tiberi (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop0:10:02
41Henk Jaap Moorlag* (Ned) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team0:10:07
42Milan Spesny (Cze) S&H Superior MTB Team0:10:16
43Lachlan Norris (Aus) Giant Factory Off-Road TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44David Fletcher (GBr) Orange Monkey-Cannondale0:10:18
45Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) Versluys Team0:10:24
46Nicola Rohrbach (Swi)0:10:38
47Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru - Trek0:10:44
48Catriel Andres Soto (Arg) Wildwolf - Trek Pro Racing0:10:59
49Alexis Chenevier (Fra) Scott Les Saisies0:11:10
50Todd Wells (USA) Specialized Racing0:11:11
51Marek Galinski (Pol) JGB - 2 Professional MTB Team0:11:29
52Adam Craig (USA) Rabobank Giant Offroad Team0:11:37
53Sergji Rysenko (Ukr) Isd MTB Team0:12:01
54Umberto Corti (Ita) Team Cbe Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.0:12:22
55Ruben Almeida (Por)0:12:28
56Hannes Metzler (Aut)0:12:32
57Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR -Suntour0:12:34
58Piotr Brzozka (Pol) JGB - 2 Professional MTB Team0:12:44
59Marc Bassingthwaighte (Nam)0:12:52
60Uwe Hochenwarter (Aut) Muskelkater Genesis Team0:12:58
61Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team0:13:35
62Kevin Pauwels (Bel)0:14:42
-1lapMartin Loo (Est) Hard Rock Canossa MeridaRow 62 - Cell 2
-1lapSpencer Paxson (USA) KonaRow 63 - Cell 2
-1lapSebastien Carabin (Bel) Versluys TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
-1lapHans Becking (Ned) Milka-Superior MTB Racing TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
-1lapPatrik Gallati (Swi) Bmc Mountainbike Racing TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
-1lapKazuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn)Row 67 - Cell 2
-1lapSimon Scheiber (Aut) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
-1lapPascal Schmutz (Swi)Row 69 - Cell 2
-1lapPaolo Cesar Montoya Cantillo (CRc)Row 70 - Cell 2
-1lapPierre-Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) Lapierre InternationalRow 71 - Cell 2
-1lapDavid Joao Serralheiro Rosa (Por)Row 72 - Cell 2
-2lapsTiago Jorge Oliveira Ferreira (Por) Bi&Esse - Infotre ProtekRow 73 - Cell 2
-2lapsPascal Hossay (Bel) Merida Wallonie Mountain Bike TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
-2lapsBenjamin Wittrup Justesen (Den)Row 75 - Cell 2
-2lapsJavier Eduardo Puschel (Chi)Row 76 - Cell 2
-2lapsLukas Kaufmann (Swi) Team Fujibikes RocketsRow 77 - Cell 2
-2lapsDaniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
-2lapsSeverin Disch (Swi) Thoemus Racing TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
-2lapsMarcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
-2lapsLudovic Dubau (Fra) Team NewcyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
-2lapsDerek Zandstra (Can) Scott-3RoxracingRow 82 - Cell 2
-2lapsGiuseppe Lamastra (Ita)Row 83 - Cell 2
-2lapsCristobal Silva Ibaceta (Chi)Row 84 - Cell 2
-2lapsMichael Broderick (USA)Row 85 - Cell 2
-2lapsSeiya Hirano (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
-2lapsLukas Sablik (Cze) Rubena Auto-Mencik SpecializedRow 87 - Cell 2
-2lapsVitalii Zubchenko (Ukr) Isd MTB TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
-2lapsDariusz Batek (Pol)Row 89 - Cell 2
-2lapsJonas Baumann (Swi) Wheeler - IXS TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
-2lapsSimon Gegenheimer (Ger)Row 91 - Cell 2
-3lapsDavy Huygens (Bel)Row 92 - Cell 2
-3lapsPaul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
-3lapsSid Taberlay (Aus)Row 94 - Cell 2
-3lapsSimon Seehofer (Aut)Row 95 - Cell 2
-3lapsMarco Schätzing (Ger)Row 96 - Cell 2
-3lapsBrice Scholtes (Bel) Merida Wallonie Mountain Bike TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
-3lapsTim Lemmers (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
-3lapsSandro Soncin (Swi)Row 99 - Cell 2
-3lapsBojan Djurdjic (Srb) Salcano Factory TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
-3lapsSteffen Thum (Ger)Row 101 - Cell 2
-3lapsAdrien Niyonshuti (Rwa)Row 102 - Cell 2
-3lapsWeisong Tong (Chn)Row 103 - Cell 2
-3lapsPascal Meyer (Swi)Row 104 - Cell 2
-3lapsArtyom Golovaschenko (Kaz)Row 105 - Cell 2
-3lapsKlaus Nielsen (Den)Row 106 - Cell 2
-3lapsDennis Ebert (Ned)Row 107 - Cell 2
-3lapsPhilip Buys (RSA)Row 108 - Cell 2
-4lapsRobby De Bock (Bel)Row 109 - Cell 2
-4lapsBesik Gavasheli (Geo)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFGeoff Kabush (Can) Scott-3RoxracingRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFJan Skarnitzl (Cze) Rubena Auto-Mencik SpecializedRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFMoritz Milatz (Ger) Bmc Mountainbike Racing TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFAlexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Lapierre InternationalRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFJiri Novak (Cze)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFInaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea Racing TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Geismayr (Aut)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFAndy Eyring (Ger)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFJulien Taramarcaz (Swi) Bmc Mountainbike Racing TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFMarco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory RacingRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFChristoph Soukup (Aut)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFOleksandr Gerashchenko (Ukr) Isd MTB TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFGiancarlo Sax (Swi) Thoemus Racing TeamRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Morka (Can)Row 124 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Whittington (GBr)Row 125 - Cell 2
DNFKirill Kazantsev (Kaz)Row 126 - Cell 2
DNFOliver Beckingsale (GBr)Row 127 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Mennen (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFSven Nys (Bel)Row 129 - Cell 2
DNFTom Meeusen (Bel)Row 130 - Cell 2
DNSNino Schurter (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
DNSCédric Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda ChamonixRow 132 - Cell 2
DNSAlban Lakata (Aut) Topeak Ergon Racing TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
DNSBrian Lopes (USA)Row 134 - Cell 2
DNSHeiko Gutmann (Ger)Row 135 - Cell 2
DNSMiha Halzer (Slo) Energijateam.ComRow 136 - Cell 2
DNSFlorian Thie (Swi)Row 137 - Cell 2
DNSArnould Jeremy (Fra)Row 138 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Specialized Racing68pts
2Multivan Merida Biking Team64Row 1 - Cell 3
3Cannondale Factory Racing41Row 2 - Cell 3
4Orbea Racing Team40Row 3 - Cell 3
5Trek World Racing37Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rabobank Giant Offroad Team36Row 5 - Cell 3
7Wildwolf - Trek Pro Racing32Row 6 - Cell 3
8Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing Team30Row 7 - Cell 3
9BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry23Row 8 - Cell 3
10TX Active Bianchi14Row 9 - Cell 3
11Topeak Ergon Racing Team13Row 10 - Cell 3
12Giant Swiss SR -Suntour9Row 11 - Cell 3
13Giant Factory Off-Road Team6Row 12 - Cell 3
14Milka-Superior MTB Racing Team3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Euroone-Waberer's-Cube MTB Team1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Elite men individual World Cup standings after four rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nino Schurter (Swi)700pts
2Julien Absalon (Fra)650Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze)625Row 2 - Cell 3
4Burry Stander (RSA)568Row 3 - Cell 3
5Manuel Fumic (Ger)470Row 4 - Cell 3
6Fabian Giger (Swi)440Row 5 - Cell 3
7Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita)410Row 6 - Cell 3
8José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa)405Row 7 - Cell 3
9Ralph Naef (Swi)395Row 8 - Cell 3
10Florian Vogel (Swi)390Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lukas Flückiger (Swi)385Row 10 - Cell 3
12Christoph Sauser (Swi)364Row 11 - Cell 3
13Stéphane Tempier (Fra)364Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)331Row 13 - Cell 3
15Maxime Marotte (Fra)314Row 14 - Cell 3
16Moritz Milatz (Ger)290Row 15 - Cell 3
17Rudi Van Houts (Ned)284Row 16 - Cell 3
18Martin Gujan (Swi)280Row 17 - Cell 3
19Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa)272Row 18 - Cell 3
20Emil Lindgren (Swe)242Row 19 - Cell 3
21Mathias Flückiger (Swi)236Row 20 - Cell 3
22Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa)227Row 21 - Cell 3
23Max Plaxton (Can)212Row 22 - Cell 3
24Jochen Kass (Ger)212Row 23 - Cell 3
25Liam Killeen (GBr)206Row 24 - Cell 3
26Geoff Kabush (Can)192Row 25 - Cell 3
27Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez (Spa)190Row 26 - Cell 3
28Karl Markt (Aut)189Row 27 - Cell 3
29Wolfram Kurschat (Ger)187Row 28 - Cell 3
30Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn)166Row 29 - Cell 3
31Samuel Schultz (USA)162Row 30 - Cell 3
32Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa)160Row 31 - Cell 3
33Daniel Mcconnell (Aus)152Row 32 - Cell 3
34Thomas Litscher (Swi)148Row 33 - Cell 3
35Marek Konwa* (Pol)143Row 34 - Cell 3
36Michele Casagrande (Ita)135Row 35 - Cell 3
37Henk Jaap Moorlag* (Ned)127Row 36 - Cell 3
38Milan Spesny (Cze)124Row 37 - Cell 3
39Catriel Andres Soto (Arg)114Row 38 - Cell 3
40Tony Longo (Ita)111Row 39 - Cell 3
41Martin Fanger (Swi)108Row 40 - Cell 3
42Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra)105Row 41 - Cell 3
43Jan Skarnitzl (Cze)104Row 42 - Cell 3
44Fabien Canal (Fra)103Row 43 - Cell 3
45Sven Nys (Bel)100Row 44 - Cell 3
46Martino Fruet (Ita)98Row 45 - Cell 3
47Jürg Graf (Swi)98Row 46 - Cell 3
48Jiri Novak (Cze)91Row 47 - Cell 3
49Stephen Ettinger (USA)90Row 48 - Cell 3
50Todd Wells (USA)83Row 49 - Cell 3
51Chris Jongewaard (Aus)82Row 50 - Cell 3
52Derek Zandstra (Can)76Row 51 - Cell 3
53Andrea Tiberi (Ita)70Row 52 - Cell 3
54Matous Ulman (Cze)68Row 53 - Cell 3
55Andras Parti (Hun)63Row 54 - Cell 3
56Uwe Hochenwarter (Aut)56Row 55 - Cell 3
57Cédric Ravanel (Fra)53Row 56 - Cell 3
58Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel)53Row 57 - Cell 3
59Jeremiah Bishop (USA)52Row 58 - Cell 3
60Piotr Brzozka (Pol)51Row 59 - Cell 3
61Umberto Corti (Ita)48Row 60 - Cell 3
62Lukas Sablik (Cze)42Row 61 - Cell 3
63Lachlan Norris (Aus)41Row 62 - Cell 3
64Julien Taramarcaz (Swi)40Row 63 - Cell 3
65Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA)40Row 64 - Cell 3
66Marek Galinski (Pol)37Row 65 - Cell 3
67Nicola Rohrbach (Swi)34Row 66 - Cell 3
68Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi)30Row 67 - Cell 3
69Robert Mennen (Ger)30Row 68 - Cell 3
70Philip Buys (RSA)30Row 69 - Cell 3
71Adam Craig (USA)29Row 70 - Cell 3
72Alban Lakata (Aut)29Row 71 - Cell 3
73Periklis Ilias (Gre)27Row 72 - Cell 3
74David Fletcher (GBr)24Row 73 - Cell 3
75Patrik Gallati (Swi)24Row 74 - Cell 3
76Kristian Hynek (Cze)20Row 75 - Cell 3
77Jérémy Huguenin (Swi)20Row 76 - Cell 3
78Alexis Chenevier (Fra)19Row 77 - Cell 3
79Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus)16Row 78 - Cell 3
80Sergji Rysenko (Ukr)15Row 79 - Cell 3
81Marcel Wildhaber (Swi)14Row 80 - Cell 3
82Ruben Almeida (Por)13Row 81 - Cell 3
83Hannes Metzler (Aut)12Row 82 - Cell 3
84Kevin Pauwels (Bel)11Row 83 - Cell 3
85Michal Lami (Svk)10Row 84 - Cell 3
86David Joao Serralheiro Rosa (Por)10Row 85 - Cell 3
87Sebastien Carabin (Bel)10Row 86 - Cell 3
88Marc Bassingthwaighte (Nam)9Row 87 - Cell 3
89Martin Loo (Est)8Row 88 - Cell 3
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Team World Cup standings after four rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Specialized Racing295pts
2Cannondale Factory Racing238Row 1 - Cell 3
4Multivan Merida Biking Team227Row 2 - Cell 3
3Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing Team194Row 3 - Cell 3
6Orbea Racing Team134Row 4 - Cell 3
5Rabobank Giant Offroad Team131Row 5 - Cell 3
7Trek World Racing119Row 6 - Cell 3
10Wildwolf - Trek Pro Racing83Row 7 - Cell 3
8TX Active Bianchi74Row 8 - Cell 3
9BMC Mountainbike Racing Team59Row 9 - Cell 3
12BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry59Row 10 - Cell 3
11Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team39Row 11 - Cell 3
13Scott-3Roxracing35Row 12 - Cell 3
14Elettroveneta - Corratec24Row 13 - Cell 3
15Giant Factory Off-Road Team20Row 14 - Cell 3
20Topeak Ergon Racing Team17Row 15 - Cell 3
16Subaru - Trek11Row 16 - Cell 3
21Giant Swiss SR -Suntour10Row 17 - Cell 3
17Rubena Auto-Mencik Specialized8Row 18 - Cell 3
18Lapierre International6Row 19 - Cell 3
19S&H Superior MTB Team5Row 20 - Cell 3
Row 21 - Cell 0 Milka-Superior MTB Racing TeamRow 21 - Cell 2 Row 21 - Cell 3
Row 22 - Cell 0 Euroone-Waberer's-Cube MTB TeamRow 22 - Cell 2 Row 22 - Cell 3

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