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June 3/06 6:50 am - Willingen World Cup: 4X Final Results

Posted by Editoress on 06/3/06

World Cup 4X #3 Willingen, Germany
Courtesy organizer

From all over the world mountain bike professionals traveled to the only german UCI World Cup in Willingen / Hochsauerland to compete in front of 5.000 thrilled spectators. The best 4X-riders of the world wanted to infect the spectators with the virus of the surely most exciting race format of the UCI race calendar. Alongside german celebrities like Guido Tschugg or Sascha Meyenborg, World Champion and overall World Cup winner Michal Prokop, vice World Champion Jared Graves, bike legend Cedric Gracia and superstar Brian Lopes wanted to show the best at the famous 4X-course in Willingen. Overall world cup winner Jill Kintner wanted to continue her triumphs from Vigo and Fort William and accomplish the hattrick.

After the first competition rounds it was clear that the "Dominator" Michal Prokop would be in the final, followed by Jared Graves, dutchman Jost Wichmann and the swiss Roger Rinderknecht. But the surprise was complete when Jared Graves fighted until the end to win the race by a narrow margin before Jost Wichmann. Roger Rinderknecht finished as third, and Michal Prokop could cross the finish line only as fourth.
The excited winner celebrated proudly his first World Cup victory and it is demonstrated that it is possible to beat Prokop who dominated the last World Cups.

German white hope Guido Tschugg couldn't finish the semi finals due to a technical defect caused by an accident and was placed eigth.

At the women`s race Jill Kintner celebrated her hattrick with the third win in the third race of the season, followed by Katrina Miller (2nd) and Tara Llanes (3rd). She leads now clearly the overall ranking with 750 points before Katrina Miller (230 points).

Michal Prokop defended his leadership in the overall ranking with 620 points, followed by Jared Graves (380) and Roger Rinderknecht (370).

The T-Mobile BIKE-Festival Willingen, which is the framework event of the two UCI World Cups in Willingen, could welcome on the first two days over 16.000 spectators at the Expo site. Tomorrow the UCI Downhill World Cup and the next day the BIKE- Marathon will continue the weekend of sports in Willingen.


1. Jill Kintner (USA) GT
2. Katrina Miller (Aus)
3. Tara Llanes (USA) Giant
4. Anneke Beerten (Ned) Specialized Factory Team

Small Final
5. Melissa Buhl (USA) KHS
6. Joey Gough (GBr)
7. Anita Molcik (Aut) Arbö Rsp Downhill Racing
8. Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Monster/Iron Horse/Mad Katz

1/4 Finals
9. Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco
10. Sonja Granzow (Ger)
11. Kathleen Pruitt (USA)
12. Angelika Hohenwarter (Aut)
13. Lucia Oetjen (Sui)
14. Diana Marggraff (Ecu) Zenith-Mtb-International
15. Anja Jerenko (Ger)
16. Laura Brethauer (Ger)

17. Suzanne Jacobs (Ned)
18. Caroline Pasedach (Ger)
DSQ. Eva Castro Fernandez (Esp)
DSQ. Tanja Hendysiak (Ger)


1. Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Racing Factory
2. Joost Wichman (Ned)
3. Roger Rinderknecht (Sui)
4. Michal Prokop (Cze) Author

Small Final
5. Chris Powell (USA) Gravity
6. Jurg Meijer (Ned)
7. Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze)
8. Guido Tschugg (Ger)

1/4 Finals
9. Leiv Ove Nordmark (Nor) Gravity Group
10. Cédric Gracia (And) Commencal
11. Gee Atherton (GBr) Team Animal / Giant
12. Dan Atherton (GBr) Team Animal / Giant
13. Michael Hannah (Aus) Cannondale/The Cut
14. Romain Saladini (Fra)
15. Damien Godet (Fra)
16. Michal Marosi (Cze) Arbö Rsp Downhill Racing

1/8 Finals
17. Filip Polc (Svk)
18. Mickael Deldycke (Fra)
19. Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain Uk
20. Thomas Schäfer (Ger)
21. Ewoud Stam (Ned)
22. Mario Jarrin (Ecu)
23. Axel Keil (Ger)
24. Stefan Scherz (Ger)
25. Kyle Strait (USA) Specialized
26. Cameron Cole (NZl)
27. Bryn Atkinson (Aus)
28. Sascha Meyenborg (Ger) Ghost International Racing
29. Richard Batey (GBr)
30. Radim Kvacek (Cze)
31. Johannes Fischbach (Ger)
32. Daniel Prijkel (Ned)

1/16 Finals
33. Dimitri Jeziorek (Fra)
34. Nico Seidel (Ger)
35. Will Longden (GBr) Team Mbuk Santacruz
36. Ratislav Pirman (Svk)
37. Dominik Gspan (Sui)
38. Enrico Gutsche (Ger)
39. Cole Bangert (USA)
40. Andrew Neethling (RSA) Honda/Turner
41. Eric Martinez (Fra)
42. Nico Vink (Bel)
43. Jiri Placek (Cze)
43. Robin Wallmer (Swe)
45. Mathieu Faury (Fra)
46. Cameron Zink (USA)
47. Daniel Auerswald (Ger)
48. Florian Gottschlich (Ger)
49. Sidney Gerber (Sui)
50. Reto Schmid (Sui)
51. Fabian Steck (Ger)
52. Alexandre Gadois (Fra)
53. Jürgen Harrer (Aut)
54. Dave Wardell (GBr)
55. Adrian Weiss (Sui)
56. Guido Dracone (Ita)
57. Aaron Peters (USA)
57. Nathaniel Goiny (Ger)
59. Markus Baumann (Sui)
60. Jerome Bigoni (Fra)
61. Philipp Meyer (Ger)
62. Nathan Rennie (Aus) Santa Crus Syndicate
63. Lukas Jaeger (Sui)
64. Brendan Fairclough (GBr)

65. Arne Tschugg (Ger)
66. Quentin Derbier (Fra)
67. Grzegorz Borodajko (Pol)
68. David Geske (Ger)
69. Frans Sjoblom (Swe)
70. Peter Fernbach (Aut)
70. Wojciech Koniuszewski (Pol)
72. Tibor Simai (Ger)
73. Dag Schneevoigt (Ger)
74. Marcus Böhm (Ger)
75. Martin Scherp (Swe)
76. Alexander Musall (Ger)
77. Bostjan Volf (Slo)
77. Stefan Gabriel (Ger)
79. Andi Deutschenbaur (Ger)
80. Richard Peuker (Ger)
81. Kai Schugk (Ger)
82. Tim Steppuhn (Ger)
83. Marco Zingg (Sui)
84. Stefan Herrmann (Ger)
85. Leander Angerer (Ger)
86. Mathias Schell (Ger)
87. Guillaume Winninger (Fra)
88. Jakub Wicher (Pol)
89. Daniel Schaefer (Ger)
90. Peter Richter (Ger)
91. Christian Ernest (Swe)
92. Michael Schugk (Ger)
93. Ghislain Ricci (Fra)
94. Christian Heymann (Ger)
95. Bela Thalmann (Ger)
96. Bijan Roushanian (Ger)
97. Oliver Fuhrmann (Ger)
DNS. Brian Lopes (USA)
DNS. Chris Kovarik (Aus)
DNS. Darren Pokoj (Aus)
DNS. Greg Minnaar (RSA)
DNS. Nicolas Siedl (Aut)
DNS. Adrian Kiener (Sui)
DNS. Federico Mattia Gemme (Ita)
DNS. Duncan Ferris (GBr)
DNS. Tomas Slavik (Cze)
DNS. Marc Mamourian (Fra)
DNS. Markus Sedlak (Aut)
DNS. Harald Harrer (Aut)
DNS. Jon Lindgren (Swe)


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