Schuermans wins U23 cross country World Cup in Nove Mesto

In the second round of the cross country series for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, a new face topped the under 23 men's podium, with Jens Schuermans (Versluys) taking the victory and the overall lead in the men's standings.

The race began with a mechanical problem for World Cup leader Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Focus XC), who broke his chain and had to run to the first tech zone. His day got worse when he immediately broke a second chain, followed by a flat tire and finally a third broken chain, before, quite deservedly, calling it a day.

At the front, Italy's Luca Braidot had jumped into the lead, opening a few second gap on Schuermans in the first two laps before the Belgian rider caught and dropped him at the halfway point in the race. Schuermans was clearly on fire, setting the fastest lap times for four out of the five laps in the race.

Behind, Reto Indergand (BMC) was steadily overtaking Braidot, moving into second place with a lap and a half to go. The Italian continue to lose ground, with Michiel van der Heijden (Giant Pro XC) also overtaking him to grab the final podium spot.

Schuermans now leads the men's standings after two rounds with 160 points, followed by van der Heijden at 120, Indergand at 97, and former leader Schulte-Luenzum at 90.

Full Results

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Under 23 men cross country
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jens Schuermans (Bel) Versluys Team1:15:51
2Reto Indergand (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:01:14
3Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Giant Pro XC Team0:01:38
4Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team0:01:58
5Luca Braidot (Ita)0:02:19
6Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr0:02:30
7Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing XC0:02:39
8Victor Koretzky (Fra) Bikepark.Ch Adrisport0:03:22
9Nicholas Pettina (Ita)0:03:29
10Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson VTT0:03:31
11Jan Nesvadba (Cze)0:03:32
12Martin Gluth (Ger)0:03:53
13Dirk Peters (NZl)0:03:54
14Julian Schelb (Ger)0:03:57
15Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) BH - SR Suntour - KMC0:04:21
16Grant Ferguson (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:36
17Andrea Righettini (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team0:04:56
18James Reid (RSA)0:05:00
19Emilien Barben (Swi)0:05:04
20Christian Pfäffle (Ger)0:05:11
21Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Merida NTG0:05:15
22Marc Stutzmann (Swi)0:05:19
23Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team0:05:32
24Krystof Bogar (Cze)0:05:49
25Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda0:05:55
26Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:05:56
27Leandre Bouchard (Can)0:06:10
28Jeremy Martin (Can)0:06:23
29Kenta Gallagher (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:06:40
30Didier Bats (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team0:06:41
31Luke Roberts (RSA)0:07:07
32Marvin Gruget (Fra) Look - Beaumes De Venise0:07:17
33Tomas Paprstka (Cze)0:07:24
34Markus Preiss (Aut)0:07:33
35Thijs Zuurbier (Ned) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda0:07:45
36Romain Seigle (Fra) Asptt Definitive Tec0:07:52
37Louis Wolf (Ger)0:08:01
38Mitchell Bailey (Can)0:08:05
39Florian Chenaux (Swi)0:08:12
40Steven James (GBr)0:08:18
41Brendon Davids (RSA)0:08:24
42Stefan Peter (Swi) Strübi MTB Kader0:08:30
43Bart De Vocht (Bel) Goeman Scott Cycling Team Vzw0:08:55
44Julien Trarieux (Fra)0:09:18
45Zach Mcdonald (USA)0:09:19
46David Simon (Ger)0:09:26
47Martin Stosek (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior MTB Team0:09:38
48Arnaud Cannau (Fra) Aix VTT Thrifty0:09:39
49Aaron Beck (Ger)0:09:47
50Russell Finsterwald (USA) Trek Factory Racing0:09:49
51Fabian Paumann (Swi)0:09:52
52Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:10:20
53Kerry Werner (USA)0:10:31
54Peteris Janevics (Lat)0:10:59
55Patrick Lüthi (Swi)0:11:00
56Ben Zwiehoff (Ger)0:11:01
57Jonas Loretz (Swi)0:11:09
58Titouan Perrin Ganier (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr0:11:22
59Christopher Platt (Ger)0:11:31
60Nicolas Sessler (Bra) Caloi0:11:32
61Mario Luis Miranda Costa (Por)0:11:43
62Antoine Bouqueret (Fra) Scott La Clusaz0:11:56
63Michael Mayer (Aut)0:12:10
64Tymur Rusiia (Ukr) ISD MTB Team0:12:28
65Radim Kovar (Cze)0:13:05
-1lapChristoph Mick (Aut)Row 65 - Cell 2
-1lapTravis Walker (RSA)Row 66 - Cell 2
-1lapPieter Geluykens (Bel) Team Merida Wallonie MTBRow 67 - Cell 2
-1lapArno Du Toit (RSA)Row 68 - Cell 2
-1lapSturla Aune (Nor)Row 69 - Cell 2
-1lapMatis Preimanis (Lat)Row 70 - Cell 2
-1lapUrban Ferencak (Slo) Calcit Bike TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
-1lapKeegan Swenson (USA) Cannondale Factory RacingRow 72 - Cell 2
-1lapMarcel Guerrini (Swi)Row 73 - Cell 2
-1lapRuslan Boredskiy (Rus)Row 74 - Cell 2
-1lapSamuel Shaw (NZl)Row 75 - Cell 2
-1lapGonçalo Duarte Basilio Amado (Por)Row 76 - Cell 2
-1lapEdvard Vea Iversen (Nor)Row 77 - Cell 2
-1lapAndrey Fonseca (CRc) Bi&Esse CarreraRow 78 - Cell 2
-1lapAdria Noguera Soldevila (Spa)Row 79 - Cell 2
-1lapFrantisek Lami (Svk)Row 80 - Cell 2
-1lapMaximilian Maier (Ger)Row 81 - Cell 2
-1lapTomas Bohata (Cze)Row 82 - Cell 2
-1lapThibault Geneste (Fra) NewcyclingRow 83 - Cell 2
-1lapRok Korosec (Slo) Calcit Bike TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
-1lapPhilipp Wetzelberger (Aut)Row 85 - Cell 2
-1lapArnis Petersons (Lat)Row 86 - Cell 2
-1lapPaul Rodenbach (RSA) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
-1lapMark Csielka (Hun)Row 88 - Cell 2
-1lapOmer Shubi (Isr)Row 89 - Cell 2
-1lapMattia Penna (Ita)Row 90 - Cell 2
-1lapMatthijs Eversdijk (Ned)Row 91 - Cell 2
-1lapLars Forster (Swi)Row 92 - Cell 2
-1lapRobbert De Nijs (Ned) Feenstra Felt Powered By KendaRow 93 - Cell 2
-2lapsMarkus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus XC TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
-2lapsMykolay Shepel (Ukr)Row 95 - Cell 2
-2lapsLuis Camacho (CRc) Bi&Esse CarreraRow 96 - Cell 2
-2lapsArtem Shevtsov (Ukr) Cycling Club Roma MTB TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
-2lapsAdrian Retief (NZl)Row 98 - Cell 2
-2lapsJozef Bebcak (Svk)Row 99 - Cell 2
-2lapsFabian Costa (Aut)Row 100 - Cell 2
-2lapsMaxime Urruty (Fra) Creuse OxygeneRow 101 - Cell 2
-2lapsBen Comfort (Aus)Row 102 - Cell 2
-2lapsToki Sawada (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
-2lapsAndrey Myshakov (Rus)Row 104 - Cell 2
-2lapsRoland Gantner (Aut)Row 105 - Cell 2
-3lapsAnton Korolev (Rus) Forward - UdmurtiaRow 106 - Cell 2
-3lapsGergo Meggyesi (Hun)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFFabrice Mels (Bel) Salcano AlanyaRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Panhuyzen (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFRourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFRicardo Paulo Reis Marinheiro (Por)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFDaniele Braidot (Ita)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFGregor Raggl (Aut) Ötztal Scott Racing TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFOlivier Bruwiere (Bel)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFTomas Visnovsky (Svk)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFBartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Pedersen (Den)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Frey (Ger)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFFabien Doubey (Fra) Asptt Definitive TecRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFRens De Bruijn (Ned) Sbj Bike TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFYago Sardina Carrillo (Spa)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFMaciej Jeziorski (Pol)Row 122 - Cell 2
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U23 men cross country World Cup standings after round 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jens Schuermans (Bel) Versluys Team160pts
2Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Giant Pro XC Team120Row 1 - Cell 3
3Reto Indergand (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team97Row 2 - Cell 3
4Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Ger) Focus XC Team90Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Focus/Rotor/Coaching-System.Fr85Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team80Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nicholas Pettina (Ita)46Row 6 - Cell 3
8Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson VTT46Row 7 - Cell 3
9Luca Braidot (Ita)40Row 8 - Cell 3
10Julien Trarieux (Fra)40Row 9 - Cell 3
11Howard Grotts (USA) Specialized Racing XC36Row 10 - Cell 3
12Daniele Braidot (Ita)35Row 11 - Cell 3
13Victor Koretzky (Fra) Bikepark.Ch Adrisport27Row 12 - Cell 3
14Martin Gluth (Ger)26Row 13 - Cell 3
15Grant Ferguson (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team24Row 14 - Cell 3
16Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt Powered By Kenda21Row 15 - Cell 3
17Julian Schelb (Ger)21Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jan Nesvadba (Cze)20Row 17 - Cell 3
19Dirk Peters (NZl)20Row 18 - Cell 3
20Rourke Croeser (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team18Row 19 - Cell 3
21Christian Pfäffle (Ger)18Row 20 - Cell 3
22Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spa) BH - SR Suntour - KMC17Row 21 - Cell 3
23Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team16Row 22 - Cell 3
24James Reid (RSA)11Row 23 - Cell 3
25Kenta Gallagher (GBr) Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team10Row 24 - Cell 3
26Andrea Righettini (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team9Row 25 - Cell 3
27Didier Bats (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team9Row 26 - Cell 3
28Emilien Barben (Swi)9Row 27 - Cell 3
29Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Merida NTG5Row 28 - Cell 3
30Marc Stutzmann (Swi)4Row 29 - Cell 3
31Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Krystof Bogar (Cze)2Row 31 - Cell 3
33Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG - 2 Professional MTB Team1Row 32 - Cell 3

 

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