Schulte-Luenzum races to U23 cross country win in Albstadt

In the under 23 men's race, German national champion Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Focus XC) started the six-lap race with a blazingly fast sub-13 minute lap, the only rider of the day to go under 13 minutes. He maintained his fast lap pace through the next lap, spurred on by the cheering partisan crowd and built a 24-second cushion on his chasers.

Schulte-Luenzum's chasers could not claw him back. Jens Schuermans (Versluys) and Jordan Sarrou (Focus/Rotor/Coach-System.fr) shared the chasing duties through most of the race, until the Frenchman, Sarrou, cracked on the final lap, with Schuermans pulling away to take second and the 2012 World Cup champion Michiel van der Heijden (Giant Pro XC) overtaking Sarrou for third.

"My goal was to win a World Cup this year," said Schulte-Luenzum, "and I knew that I would prefer to do it in Albstadt. This is just an awesome result."

"It was not my plan to take the lead at the beginning, because I was unsure if I could hold it. But in the lead I was able to manage my own race at my own pace."

Full Results

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U23 men cross country
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus XC Team1:21:16
2Jens Schuermans (Bel) Versluys Team0:00:17
3Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Giant Pro XC Team0:00:33
4Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr0:01:02
5Julien Trarieux (Fra)0:01:27
6Daniele Braidot (Ita)0:01:35
7Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team0:01:46
8Reto Indergand (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:01:54
9Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson VTT0:01:59
10Nicholas Pettina (Ita)0:02:06
11Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt Powered By KendaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team0:02:08
13Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:02:10
14Grant Ferguson (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:02:17
15Christian Pfäffle (Ger)0:02:21
16Kenta Gallagher (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:02:36
17Didier Bats (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team0:02:58
18Martin Gluth (Ger)0:03:03
19Julian Schelb (Ger)0:03:21
20Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing Xc0:03:22
21Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) BH - SR Suntour - KMC0:03:40
22Dirk Peters (NZl)Row 21 - Cell 2
23James Reid (RSA)0:03:58
24Emilien Barben (Swi)0:04:24
25Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team0:05:01
26Bart De Vocht (Bel) Goeman Scott Cycling Team Vzw0:05:07
27Andrea Righettini (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team0:05:16
28Jan Nesvadba (Cze)0:05:32
29Lorenzo Samparisi (Ita) Merida Italia Team0:05:46
30Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Merida NTG0:06:09
31Marvin Gruget (Fra) Look - Beaumes De Venise0:06:24
32Luca Braidot (Ita)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Romain Seigle (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Tec0:06:25
34Brendon Davids (RSA)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Marc Stutzmann (Swi)0:06:59
36Mitchell Bailey (Can)0:07:21
37Rens De Bruijn (Ned) Sbj Bike Team0:07:24
38Gregor Raggl (Aut) Ötztal Scott Racing Team0:07:29
39Thijs Zuurbier (Ned) Feenstra Felt Powered By KendaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Maxime Urruty (Fra) Creuse Oxygene0:07:39
41Olivier Bruwiere (Bel)0:07:40
42Antoine Bouqueret (Fra) Scott La Clusaz0:07:41
43Aaron Beck (Ger)0:07:45
44Tomas Paprstka (Cze)0:07:54
45Leandre Bouchard (Can)0:07:59
46David Simon (Ger)0:08:20
47Alexander Laugesen (Den)0:08:25
48Jose Maria Sanchez Ruiz (Spa)0:08:29
49Jeremy Martin (Can)0:08:34
50Kerry Werner (USA)0:08:46
51Louis Wolf (Ger)0:08:53
52Martin Stosek (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB Team0:08:57
53Florian Chenaux (Swi)0:09:00
54Enea Vetsch (Swi) Bsk Graf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:09:13
55Michael Mayer (Aut)0:09:26
56Matthijs Eversdijk (Ned)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Krystof Bogar (Cze)0:09:27
58Markus Preiss (Aut)0:09:36
59Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:09:41
60Luke Roberts (RSA)0:09:56
61Maximilian Maier (Ger)0:09:59
62Fabien Doubey (Fra) ASPTT Definitive Tec0:10:05
63Axel Lindh (Swe)0:10:47
64Thibault Geneste (Fra) Newcycling0:10:53
65Fabrice Mels (Bel) Salcano Alanya0:11:04
66Christopher Platt (Ger)0:11:06
67Martin Frey (Ger)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team0:11:17
69Toki Sawada (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:11:25
70Luiz Cocuzzi (Bra)0:12:36
71Samuel Shaw (NZl)0:12:41
-1lapPieter Geluykens (Bel) Team Merida Wallonie MTBRow 71 - Cell 2
-1lapArtem Shevtsov (Ukr) Cycling Club Roma MTB TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
-1lapKevin Panhuyzen (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
-1lapTravis Walker (RSA)Row 74 - Cell 2
-1lapPhilipp Wetzelberger (Aut)Row 75 - Cell 2
-1lapSteven James (GBr)Row 76 - Cell 2
-1lapRick Reimann (Swi)Row 77 - Cell 2
-1lapStefan Peter (Swi) Strübi MTB KaderRow 78 - Cell 2
-1lapRok Korosec (Slo) Calcit Bike TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
-1lapPeteris Janevics (Lat)Row 80 - Cell 2
-1lapMaciej Jeziorski (Pol)Row 81 - Cell 2
-1lapMarcel Guerrini (Swi)Row 82 - Cell 2
-1lapPatrick Lüthi (Swi)Row 83 - Cell 2
-1lapAnton Cooper (NZl) Cannondale Factory RacingRow 84 - Cell 2
-1lapVictor Koretzky (Fra) Bikepark.Ch AdrisportRow 85 - Cell 2
-1lapRussell Finsterwald (USA) Trek Factory RacingRow 86 - Cell 2
-1lapArnaud Cannau (Fra) Aix VTT ThriftyRow 87 - Cell 2
-2lapsMarcus Nicolai (Ger)Row 88 - Cell 2
-2lapsArno Du Toit (RSA)Row 89 - Cell 2
-2lapsEmil Linde (Swe)Row 90 - Cell 2
-2lapsArnis Petersons (Lat)Row 91 - Cell 2
-2lapsBeltain Schmid (Ita) Focus XC Italy TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
-2lapsPiotr Kurczab (Pol) Sante-Bsa TourRow 93 - Cell 2
-2lapsMark Csielka (Hun)Row 94 - Cell 2
-2lapsAdria Noguera Soldevila (Spa)Row 95 - Cell 2
-2lapsMykolay Shepel (Ukr)Row 96 - Cell 2
-2lapsMatis Preimanis (Lat)Row 97 - Cell 2
-2lapsUlisse Fieschi (Swi) JB Felt TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
-3lapsBen Comfort (Aus)Row 99 - Cell 2
-3lapsPaul Rodenbach (RSA) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
-3lapsYago Sardina Carrillo (Spa)Row 101 - Cell 2
-3lapsCharles Planet (Fra)Row 102 - Cell 2
-3lapsNicolas Mariotto Sessler (Bra) CaloiRow 103 - Cell 2
-3lapsRuslan Boredskiy (Rus)Row 104 - Cell 2
-4lapsAndrey Myshakov (Rus)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFAndrey Fonseca (CRc) Bi&Esse CarreraRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Pedersen (Den)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFFrantisek Lami (Svk)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFStefano Valdrighi (Ita) Merida Italia TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFBen Zwiehoff (Ger)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFErik Jonsson (Swe)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFKeegan Swenson (USA) Cannondale Factory RacingRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFLars Forster (Swi)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFFabian Costa (Aut)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFSturla Aune (Nor)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFLuis Camacho (CRc) Bi&Esse CarreraRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFUrban Ferencak (Slo) Calcit Bike TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFAdrian Retief (NZl)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFJochen Weisenseel (Ger)Row 119 - Cell 2
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U23 men cross country World Cup standings after round 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus XC Team90pts
2Jens Schuermans (Bel) Versluys Team70Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Giant Pro XC Team60Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr50Row 3 - Cell 3
5Julien Trarieux (Fra)40Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniele Braidot (Ita)35Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team30Row 6 - Cell 3
8Reto Indergand (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team27Row 7 - Cell 3
9Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson VTT24Row 8 - Cell 3
10Nicholas Pettina (Ita)22Row 9 - Cell 3
11Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda20Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team18Row 11 - Cell 3
13Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team16Row 12 - Cell 3
14Grant Ferguson (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team14Row 13 - Cell 3
15Christian Pfäffle (Ger)12Row 14 - Cell 3
16Kenta Gallagher (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team10Row 15 - Cell 3
17Didier Bats (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team9Row 16 - Cell 3
18Martin Gluth (Ger)8Row 17 - Cell 3
19Julian Schelb (Ger)7Row 18 - Cell 3
20Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing XC6Row 19 - Cell 3
21Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) BH - SR Suntour - KMC5Row 20 - Cell 3
22Dirk Peters (NZl)4Row 21 - Cell 3
23James Reid (RSA)3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Emilien Barben (Swi)2Row 23 - Cell 3
25Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team1Row 24 - Cell 3

 

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