Posted by Editoress on 06/16/07
Craft Trans Germany
Courtesy Trans Germany
Rocky Mountain/Haywood unbeaten in mixed classification
Alison Sydor and Carsten Bresser triumphed in eight out of eight stages. Today, the Canadian-German team made it in 3:31:28 hours into the finish. Right after the race, Carsten Bresser said: It was a pleasure and honour for me to bike together with Alison. I really enjoyed the whole week. It was very nice how all stage towns welcomed us and send us back on the track. I didnt expect this at all. It was a perfect premiere of the Craft Bike Trans Germany.
Zwillingscraft 2 ended up second today (3:54:44). Indeed Kluessendorf/Steck were able to catch up seven minutes to todays third duo Bobteam.Info (4:01:52). But in the end, they had to accept the third overall rank behind of Maas/Behr.
Note: Sydor & Bresser were 12th overall
Overall winner Team Bulls fastest duo last day
Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm have won the last stage of the Craft Bike Trans Germany, which run from Schoeneck to Oberwiesenthal today and thus also took home the Champions Ring. The top athletes of the first ever mountain bike stage race across Germany secured their sixth day victory within a time of 3:00:02 hours. All in all, Team Bulls needed 28:52:41 hours for the 836.79 kilometres and 18,313 metres of elevation gain.
Todays podium and the overall ranking was rounded out by Rothaus-Cube (3:01:52) with Frank Lehmann and Thomas Nicke as well as Team Fiat Rotwild (3:04:20) consisting of Andreas Strobel and Silvio Wieltschnig.
But after 30 kilometres, it seemed that the Scott Racing Team could make the decision for the third overall rank a much closer one. Sickmueller/Birkenfeld attacked and only Team Bulls and Rothaus-Cube were able to follow. But until the Fichtelberg, Team Fiat Rotwild catched up again and defended its third spot in the mens table. We cycled very tactically today and just reacted to secure the third rank. So, we made it back to the leading teams again, explained Austrias Silvio Wieltschnig.
At the final ascent up on the roof of the Craft Bike Trans Germany, which started in St. Wendel in the Saarland and ended in Oberwiesenthal in the Erz Mountains, Team Bulls underlined their outstanding performance and showed why they bore the Yellow Jersey quite rightly. We wanted to win at all costs. That it worked out is like a dream comes true, said Stefan Sahm. Looking back on the whole week, Karl Platt added: It was a very special experience, to get to know Germany in an absolute different way. Biking from west to east of the country was nuts!
Team Cube Wls secures day victory and women ranking
Denmarks Team Cube Wls has won the overall women ranking besides todays leg. From Schoeneck to Oberwiesenthal, the Norgaard sisters needed 3:41:51 hours. Both finished the whole race (35:36:55) with a lead of almost one hour ahead of todays second placed Zwillingscraft (3:56:15) consisting of the twins Sandra and Peggy Klose.
We hoped to finish within the top five. Its sheer madness that we won! It was an amazing experience, said Kristine Norgaard. Her younger sister Anna-Sofie was all smiles, too: I came here with almost no preparation. It worked out very well. Im proud of our performance.
Team Knowledgepark came in third this Saturday (3:58:05) and thus made it on the podium for the first time. Overall third Team Bad Steben followed on fourth place with a gap of almost five minutes.
|Stage 8: Schöneck - Oberwiesenthal, 79.66km|
|1. Rocky Mountain Haywood (Carsten Bresser/Alison Sydor)||3:31:28|
|2. Zwillingscraft 2 (Wiebke Klüssendorf/Dietmar Steck)||at 23:16|
|2. Bobteam.Info (Harald Behr/Kirsten Maas)||30:23|
|4. A-Team / Www.Kiga-Gmbh.De (Andreas Kiendl/Alexandra Kiendl)||34:25|
|5. Bergamont Youngbikers Switzer (Simone Kast /Michael Misteli)||39:39|
|6. Team Hal-Bike(Gerhard Burghardt / Nancy Scholz)||44:03|
|7. Eighty-Aid (Haraold Stein/Annett Stein)||51:33|
|8. Nici & Peter (Nicole Dargel/Peter Dargel)||1:00:31|
|9. Eighty-Aid Tandem Ii (AndreasTannert/Eve Putz)||1:02:00|
|10. Farfallina (Marco Frank/Sibylle Schnarr)||1:13:23|
|1. Team Bulls (Karl Platt/Stefan Sahm)||3:00:32|
|2. Rothaus-Cube (Frank Lehmann/Thomas Nicke)||at 1:20|
|3. Team Fiat Rotwild (Andreas Strobel/Silvio Wieltschnig)||3:47|
|4. Stevens Racing Team (Johannes Sickmüller/Rene Birkenfeld)||5:28|
|5. Craft Power (Made By Belgium) (Kris Henderieckx/Mathias Smet)||10:21|
|6. Voitl / Best-Bike-Parts (Max Friedrich/Lukas Kubis)||12:22|
|7. Texpa-Simplon 2 (David Voll/Roland Golderer)||18:17|
|8. Texpa-Simplon (Simon Dorner/Thomas Schrenk)||18:17|
|9. Seeberger Rothaus (Alexander Miano/Andy Schwarzer)||18:58|
|10. Team Schöneck (Bernd Weinhold/Heiko Geßner)||25:49|
|1. Team Cube Wls||3:41:51|
|3. Team Knowledgepark||3:58:05|
|4. Team Bad Steben|
|1. Rocky Mountain Haywood (Carsten Bresser/Alison Sydor)||33:03:57|
|2. Bobteam.Info (Harald Behr/Kirsten Maas)||at 5:45:50|
|2. Zwillingscraft 2 (Wiebke Klüssendorf/Dietmar Steck)||5:54:16|
|4. A-Team / Www.Kiga-Gmbh.De (Andreas Kiendl/Alexandra Kiendl)||8:24:24|
|5. Bergamont Youngbikers Switzer (Simone Kast /Michael Misteli)||8:28:13|
|1. Team Bulls (Karl Platt/Stefan Sahm)||28:52:41|
|2. Rothaus-Cube (Frank Lehmann/Thomas Nicke)||at 10:37|
|3. Team Fiat Rotwild (Andreas Strobel /Silvio Wieltschnig)||26:06|
|4. Stevens Racing Team (Johannes Sickmüller/Rene Birkenfeld)||32:40|
|5. Texpa-Simplon 2 (David Voll/Roland Golderer)||1:35:33|
|1. Team Cube Wls||35:36:55|
|2. Zwillingscraft||at 54:26|
|3. Team Bad Steben||3:08:10|
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