Lüthi triumphs in men's eliminator cross country

Switzerland's Patrick Lüthi started his World Cup career in the best possible way - winning the third round of the eliminator World Cup in La Bresse, France. Held in the streets of the host village, the French community embraced the event, with spectators lining the course that took riders along narrow footpaths, through a church yard and down a set of stairs that proved to be the most serious obstacle of the day, causing a number of crashes.

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Big Final
1Patrick Lüthi (Swi)
2Stefan Peter (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz
3Brian Lopes (USA)
4Miha Halzer (Slo) Energijateam.com
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Small Final
5Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Lapierre International
6Heiko Gutmann (Ger)
DNSDaniel Federspiel (Aut) Notebooksbilliger.de Team
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8Simon Gegenheimer (Ger)
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1/4 Finals
9Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss SR - Suntour
10Titouan Perrin Ganier (Fra)
11Gregor Raggl (Aut)
12Paul Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team
13Jeremy Arnould (Fra)
14Dennis Ebert (Ned)
15Marek Konwa (Pol) Milka-Superior MTB Racing Team
16Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team
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1/8 Finals
17Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant Swiss SR - Suntour
18Martin Gluth (Ger)
19Pascal Schmutz (Swi)
20Nicola Rohrbach (Swi)
21Fabrice Mels (Bel) Salcano Factory Team
22Philip Buys (RSA)
23Sergji Rysenko (Ukr) ISD MTB Team
24Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB Racing Team
25Lars Forster (Swi)
26Jürg Graf (Swi) Bskgraf Rollmat-Koba MTB Team
27Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team
28Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) Versluys Team
29Johan Widen (Swe)
30Robbert De Nijs (Ned) Giant Dealerteams
31Javier Eduardo Puschel (Chi)

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