Bresset defends cross country world championship title

Julie Bresset (France) defended her world championship title in the elite women's cross country race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Saturday afternoon. Maja Wloszczowska (Poland) finished second ahead of Esther Süss (Switzerland) in third.

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1Julie Bresset (France)1:42:54
2Maja Wloszczowska (Poland)0:00:05
3Esther Süss (Switzerland)0:01:06
4Irina Kalentieva (Russian Federation)0:01:29
5Tanja Zakelj (Slovenia)0:02:03
6Alexandra Engen (Sweden)0:02:57
7Kathrin Stirnemann (Switzerland)0:03:05
8Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Norway)0:03:23
9Lea Davison (United States of America)0:03:41
10Eva Lechner (Italy)0:03:58
11Blaza Klemencic (Slovenia)0:04:14
12Katrin Leumann (Switzerland)0:04:17
13Tereza Hurikova (Czech Republic)0:04:41
14Elisabeth Osl (Austria)0:05:59
15Nathalie Schneitter (Switzerland)0:06:14
16Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz (Poland)0:06:15
17Emily Batty (Canada)0:06:16
18Katerina Nash (Czech Republic)0:06:32
19Adelheid Morath (Germany)0:07:16
20Catharine Pendrel (Canada)0:08:15
21Lene Byberg (Norway)0:08:36
22Karen Hanlen (New Zealand)0:08:52
23Mikaela Kofman (Canada)0:08:56
24Amanda Sin (Canada)0:09:22
25Vera Andreeva (Russian Federation)0:09:25
26Corina Gantenbein (Switzerland)0:10:00
27Georgia Gould (United States of America)0:10:23
28Daniela Campuzano (Mexico)0:10:49
29Hanna Klein (Germany)0:11:04
30Mary McConneloug (United States of America)0:12:29
31Agustina Maria Apaza (Argentina)0:12:44
32Githa Michiels (Belgium)0:13:03
33Barbara Benko (Hungary)-1lap
34Yolande Speedy (South Africa)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Isabella Moreira Lacerda (Brazil)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Judy Freeman (United States of America)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Cherie Vale (South Africa)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Andréanne Pichette (Canada)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Samantha Sanders (South Africa)-2laps
40Sandra Walter (Canada)-3laps
41Kim Westbrook (South Africa)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Melanie Palframan (South Africa)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Elisa Maria Garcia (Chile)-4laps
DNFAmy Mcdougall (South Africa)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNFHeletje Van Staden (Namibia)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Oberparleiter (Italy)Row 45 - Cell 2
DNFOksana Rybakova (Russian Federation)Row 46 - Cell 2

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.