Kerschbaumer wins U23 cross country world championship

Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Italy) soloed to victory in the U23 men's cross country race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on a damp and chilly Friday afternoon. Julien Schelb rode a solid race for Germany to earn the silver medal, finishing 58 seconds after Kerschbaumer while Michiel van der Heijden (Netherlands) put in a powerful late race surge to collect the bronze medal.

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U23 men cross country
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Italy)1:28:55
2Julian Schelb (Germany)0:00:58
3Michiel Van Der Heijden (Netherlands)0:01:24
4Anton Cooper (New-Zealand)0:01:31
5Julien Trarieux (France)0:01:42
6Jordan Sarrou (France)0:01:43
7Christian Pfäffle (Germany)0:01:57
8Victor Koretzky (France)0:02:40
9Daniele Braidot (Italy)0:03:10
10Markus Schulte-Luenzum (Germany)0:03:16
11Nicholas Pettina (Italy)0:03:45
12Howard Grotts (United States of America)0:04:14
13Hugo Drechou (France)0:04:52
14Reto Indergand (Switzerland)0:04:53
15Marc Stutzmann (Switzerland)0:05:09
16Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Spain)0:05:11
17Dirk Peters (New-Zealand)0:05:13
18Keegan Swenson (United States of America)0:05:26
19Brendon Davids (South Africa)0:05:36
20Martin Gluth (Germany)0:05:44
21Bartlomiej Wawak (Poland)0:05:47
22Gregor Raggl (Austria)0:06:01
23Antoine Caron (Canada)0:06:04
24Leandre Bouchard (Canada)0:06:34
25Frantisek Lami (Slovakia)0:06:48
26Russell Finsterwald (United States of America)0:06:52
27Andri Frischknecht (Switzerland)0:06:54
28Kenta Gallagher (Great Britain)0:07:03
29Luiz Cocuzzi (Brazil)0:07:28
30Andrey Fonseca (Costa Rica)0:07:31
31Luke Roberts (South Africa)0:07:42
32Grant Ferguson (Great Britain)0:07:46
33Jeremy Martin (Canada)0:08:12
34James Reid (South Africa)0:08:35
35Arno Du Toit (South Africa)0:08:43
36Peteris Janevics (Latvia)0:08:45
37Didier Bats (Belgium)0:09:08
38Samuel Shaw (New-Zealand)0:09:14
39Michael Crosbie (Australia)0:09:16
40Axel Lindh (Sweden)0:10:40
41Evan Mcneely (Canada)0:11:09
42Kerry Werner (United States of America)0:12:16
43José Gonzalez (Ecuador)0:12:27
44Andrea Righettini (Italy)0:14:41
45Enea Vetsch (Switzerland)0:15:36
-1lapRourke Croeser (South Africa)Row 45 - Cell 2
-1lapToki Sawada (Japan)Row 46 - Cell 2
-1lapEvan Guthrie (Canada)Row 47 - Cell 2
-1lapRuslan Boredskiy (Russian Federation)Row 48 - Cell 2
-2lapsLuis Camacho (Costa Rica)Row 49 - Cell 2
-2lapsWilliam Makgopo (South Africa)Row 50 - Cell 2
-2lapsYoshitaka Nakahara (Japan)Row 51 - Cell 2
-2lapsAlexey Lomilov (Russian Federation)Row 52 - Cell 2
-3lapsEdvard Vea Iversen (Norway)Row 53 - Cell 2
-3lapsTeboho Khantsi (Lesotho)Row 54 - Cell 2
-3lapsMitchell Bailey (Canada)Row 55 - Cell 2
DNFJeff Luyten (Belgium)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNFLuca Braidot (Italy)Row 57 - Cell 2
DNFRuben Scheire (Belgium)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNFMatthias Stirnemann (Switzerland)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFJan Nesvadba (Czech Republic)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFBeltain Schmid (Italy)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFJens Schuermans (Belgium)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFJozef Bebcak (Slovakia)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFGert Heyns (South Africa)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFMuhammet Keles (Turkey)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNSShohei Nishida (Japan)Row 66 - 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.

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