Monday Jul 11, 2011

UCI XCO Windham - Results

Round five of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano for cross-country saw both the men's and women's World Cup leaders increase their leads in the overall standings by taking their third wins of the season in Windham, New York.

A classic battle was waged in the women's race between World Cup Series Leader Julie Bresset (BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry) and round four winner Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team). They had attained a 40 second gap over the rest of the field by the end of the first of five laps and never looked back.

The duo rode together for the rest of the race with victory coming down to the climb on the last lap. Bresset had the better attack and came over the top in the lead, while Pendrel had some mechanical problems on the descent. Bresset's winning time was 1:35:36, with Pendrel claiming second, 39 seconds back.

"I'm very happy with my win," commented Bresset. "Catharine was very fast today. I attacked at the right time and she couldn't follow me. Catharine was more comfortable on the downhills than I was, and she attacked me many times, but I still had enough strength left to launch the final attack."

Annika Langvad (Team Easton Rockets) outsprinted Marie-Helene Premont (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) for thrd, with Georgia Golud (Luna) taking fifth. Bresset leads the points standings with 1110. Pendrel remains in second with 920. Bresset seems to have a lock on the series title unless she has some disastrous finishes in the remaining two races in the Czech Republic and Italy. Premont is third in the series with 630 points.

In the Under-23 women's four lap race, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Lapierre International) took her third straight win to cement her lead in the series. The French rider rode clear the rest of the field on the first climb, however, Norwegian Elisabeth Sveum (Team Merida Smart Safety) and Kathrin Stirnemann (Central Haibike) kept Ferrand-Prevot) closer than previous races, finishing 18 and 27 seconds behind her respectively.

Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized) led the men's in Windham from start to finish. His race was one of true dominance, with the Czech rider able to open a lead on the first climb, stretching it to 11 seconds by the end of the first lap and increasing it every lap from there. It was a truly dominating performance, affording Kulhavy the luxury of backing off on the final lap but still winning by a margin of 29 seconds over second place.

Kulhavy's winning time was 1:35:34 for six laps of the race course, as he took his third World Cup victory of the season. "This course does not suit me as well as Mont Ste Anne last week," commented Kulhavy. "But I decided that I would try to take the lead on the first lap on the climb, and it worked." While Kulhavy had a lock on first place, there was a fierce battle for second among eight riders.

Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) prevailed, after dropping world Marathon champion Christoph Sauser (Specialized) in the final descent. Burry Stander took fourth to put a third Specialized rider on the podium, and Maxime Marotte (BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry) took the fifth and final podium spot. With his third win of the season Kulhavy now has 1110 points to second placed Schurter's 870. In third place in the points race is Julien Absalon, who decided not to race in North America. Even with only three races to his credit this season Absalon has 650 points.

Men's Top Ten

1 KULHAVY Jaroslav CZE19850108 SPECIALIZED RACING 1:35:34
2 SCHURTER Nino SUI19860513 SCOTT - SWISSPOWER MTB - RACING +00:29
3 SAUSER Christoph SUI19760413 SPECIALIZED RACING +00:30
4 STANDER Burry RSA19870916 SPECIALIZED RACING +00:48
5 MAROTTE Maxime FRA19861205 BH - SUNTOUR - PEISEY VALLANDRY +01:14
6 FONTANA Marco Aurelio ITA19841012 CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING +01:24
7 HERMIDA RAMOS José Antonio ESP19780824 MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM +01:33
8 TEMPIER Stéphane FRA19860305 TX ACTIVE BIANCHI +02:39
9 FLÜCKIGER Lukas SUI19840131 TREK WORLD RACING +02:49

Women's Top Ten

1 BRESSET Julie FRA19890609 BH - SUNTOUR - PEISEY VALLANDRY 1:35:36
2 PENDREL Catharine CAN19800930 LUNA PRO TEAM +00:39
3 LANGVAD Annika DEN19840322 +01:24
4 PREMONT Marie-Helene CAN19771024 TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN +01:29
5 GOULD Georgia USA19800105 LUNA PRO TEAM +01:30
6 KALENTIEVA Irina RUS19771110 TOPEAK ERGON RACING TEAM +01:49
7 NASH Katerina CZE19771209 LUNA PRO TEAM +02:02
8 KLEMENCIC Blaza SLO19800311 FELT OETZTAL X - BIONIC TEAM +02:14
9 OSL Elisabeth AUT19851121 GHOST FACTORY RACING TEAM +02:15
10 WLOSZCZOWSKA Maja POL19831109 CCC POLKOWICE +02:33

Channels: UCI MTB World Cup 2011 - Windham USA, UCI MTB World Cup XCO 2011, Mountain Bike

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  • Anibal Chaves Ordoñez
    Saturday Jul 16, 2011 at 02:39
    yo quisiera ver a kulhavy subiendo ALP DU HUEZZ
  • Pavel Rudis
    Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 at 01:00
    Jarda jede1
  • Adrien Boquet
    Monday Jul 11, 2011 at 23:13
    absalon ??????
  • Parkpoom Ekpadchimsiri
    Monday Jul 11, 2011 at 21:21
    สุดยอดครับ
  • Francisco Flores Melendez
    Monday Jul 11, 2011 at 19:16
    espero que algún mexicano un mexicano gane esta competencia.
  • Bryan Van Epps
    Monday Jul 11, 2011 at 14:43
    GREAT FOOTAGE!!!!!
  • Kako Moraes
    Monday Jul 11, 2011 at 00:05
    So rapid track ! A beauty race!
  • Annie Ford
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 19:04
    Come on Katy Curd
  • Leonard Chin
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 16:02
    boring trail
  • Laurent Veyssiere
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 14:58
    ou est absalon???
  • Giovanni Chirico
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 13:24
    bravissimo fontanauna grande conferma frai grandi...
  • Antonio Aragones Verbo
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 08:09
    como arrasan las 29er
  • Javier Santillán
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 04:40
    Muy bueno
  • Joseph Grimes
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 04:28
    really?? i'm watching xc world cup - awesome!
  • Adam Rybar
    Sunday Jul 10, 2011 at 01:21
    Kulhavy, Kulhavy, Kulhavy and that's how is it done. Congratulation.
  • Manuel Dold
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 23:07
    where is julien
  • Oscar Brenes
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:35
    here transmit the juniors race?
  • Marc Ilsemann
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:19
    aha! thx :)
  • Marc Ilsemann
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:16
    where is Absalon?
  • Martin Wagner
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:13
    A great race. Congratulation to the Flu bros!
  • David Gonzalez Dorado
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:13
    Lo de la clasificacion de lap agina que dan entonces esta mal porque ponia que coloma en la general estaba por delante de Hermida y ahora la que ofrcen no es asi
  • Robert Matolcsi
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:08
    Bravo barvo! Kivácsi vagyok a Parti Andrisnak, hogy ment?
  • L'or En
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:08
    Bravo Maxime !!! Une superbe remontée de la 7e à la 5e place dans le dernier tour... Continue de nous faire rêver !
  • Philippe Soudon
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:08
    one FS 29, one 26er hardtail, one 29er hardtail one 26er hardtail and one 29er hardtail on the podium... impossible to know what's the best choice :D :D
  • Stephan DeWith
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:08
    where is absalon?
  • Robert Matolcsi
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:07
    Kulhavy egy gép...ez biztos :)
  • Heincz Géza
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 22:00
    Kulhavy egy Terminator:) élő szövet fémvázon...
  • Ondra Muzikář
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:57
    Goo Kulhavý.
  • Mat Haussener
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:56
    Heya SUSIIII!!!
  • Ladislav Smrkta
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:52
    Pěkně to Jardovi jede....
  • David Gonzalez Dorado
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:51
    Yo lo que me estoy preguntando ahora mismo es porque no se hace una carrera en España teniendo dos bikers entre los 10 primeros y teniendo rutas mucho mejor que en la que estan corriendo hoy para ser un camponato del mundo lo que estan haciendo hoy me par
  • Farouck Amaya
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:51
    Kulhavy en la punta con un minuto de diferencia sobre Nino shurter . que sabroso es este deporte :)
  • Ignacio Álvarez García
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:50
    absalon preparando el mundial
  • Joel Monney
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:42
    hopp nino
  • Javier Lopez Ateca
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:38
    gogogo coloma
  • Robert Pusch
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:37
    Wo finde ich hier den Live Strem von denn BMX Master´s 2011 in Köln ????
  • David Gonzalez Dorado
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:36
    el 2 que pone a la derecha del marcador son las vueltas que les quedan? Alguien sabe donde esta Absalon?
  • Magda Bieniek
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:33
    hello
  • Will Ockelton
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:32
    Remember to check out mtbworldcup.com... Freecaster's dedicated site for all our World Cup race coverage.
  • Will Ockelton
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:31
    Good to see you on here Mark! We also have the Men's downhill tomorrow which shouldn't be missed either!
  • Lucille Blues Bar
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:31
    this is absolutely fantastic , thanks for supporting this beautiful sport. and very hard by the way.....
  • Mark Taylor
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:29
    Hey TJ and Darren - you watching?
  • Crankskins Rosipayla
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:26
    Good Luck Jeff & Katina Walker Team Crankskins!
  • Pavel Vašata
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:23
    i Matouš to pěkně drží, super
  • David Gonzalez Dorado
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:22
    Aupa Hermida!!! que seguro que te marcas una remontada como la de la semana pasada
  • L'or En
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:19
    allez Maxime accroche toi !
  • Rebeca Ibañez Saenz
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:17
    go pwer colo
  • Kuba Matouš
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:16
    zkus life timing na uci.ch ;)
  • Adam Tarbett
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:14
    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/205050/
  • Mikel Otxoa
    Saturday Jul 09, 2011 at 21:13
    Aupa hermida k tu puedes, seguro k akabas en el podio!!!

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