Canadian Cyclist Cervelo R3 24/7 1 - May 2
   Follow us on Twitter
 
Find us on Facebook
 
Wheels of Bloor - March 7
 
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
 
Williams Cycling March 28
 
IMBA Canada - Dec 14
 
Share the Road - Dec 14
 


 

 

 
OGC Giro Factor CC - April 7
 

Daily News


 

April 14/12 13:56 pm - Mountain Bike World Cup Houffalize: Junior Women, U23 Women and Men XC report


Posted by Editoress on 04/14/12
 

The first day of cross-country competition at round two of the Mountain Bike World Cup saw French, Ukrainian and Czech riders victorious in Houffalize, Belgium, on Saturday.

The new course proved to be as hard as expected, taking its toll on early leaders in each race.  Lena Putz (Germany) led the start of the Junior Women's race, before fading in the second of two laps to finish behind Margot Moschetti (France).  Sofia Wiedenroth (Germany) took third.  In her first race of the season, Canadian national champion Frederique Trudel (Team Canada) struggled in the technical sections, finishing 39th at 7:27.

 

photo

Junior Women on the first climb

 

In the Under-23 women's race, Yana Belomoyna (BI&ESSE-Infotre Protek), second in the opening round of the World Cup to Ekaterina Anoshina (Team Protek), beat her rival in this round to take over the lead in the World Cup standings.  Rebecca Henderson (Australia) took third.  Belomoyna and Anoshina both chased Jolanda Neff (Wheeler-IXS), a first year Under-23 rider who eventually faded to fourth, in the first half of the race before taking the lead.

 

photo

Yana Belomoyna descending

 

The Under-23 men's race started, as usual, with Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) at the front, being chased by his regular rival, Alexander Gehbauer (Austria), the World Cup leader after round one.  However, by lap two Ondrej Cink (Merida) had attacked and opened a small gap on the duo.  Kerschbaumer continued to lead the chase through the race, with Gehbauer content to sit on his wheel, until the last lap, when the Italian champion faded, and was passed by both Gehbauer for second and Julian Schelb (Germany) for third.

 

photo

Ondrej Cink wins U23 Men's race

 

 

Junior and U23 Women results

U23 Men results

 


Related Photo Galleries


Houffalize MTB World Cup April 13/12 - April 15/12, Houffalize, Belgium

Men Eliminator
Women Eliminator
Junior Women XC
U23 Women XC
U23 Men XC
Elite Women XC
Elite Men XC

Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
D'Ornellas (+4767) - July 20
 
Norco Tactic - April 1
 

 
Bikesports - August 12
 

 


 
Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)
 
  


 
 © Copyright 1998-2014 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login