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2005 MTB Worlds – Junior Women\’s XC

September 1, 2005 – September 1, 2005 — The Czech Republic’s Tereza Hurikova (CZE) captured the junior women’s World Championship title in Livigno, Italy today, powering though one short lap and one long lap in 1:13:14.

The 18-year-old averaged over 14 kilometres per hour on the strenuous course where altitude could make or break a racer.

Germany’s Hanna Klein (GER) finished second, 1:03 back from the charging Hurikova. Tanja Zakelj (SLO) of Slovenia took the bronze medal.

Emily Batty (CAN) delivered the top Canadian result with a 13th-place ride. Batty, who started in 19th position, managed to move up steadily throughout her race.

Isabelle Jacques (CAN) was 20th, Emilie Beaumont (CAN) placed 22nd, Marie-Claude Surprenant (CAN) finished 32nd, Evelyne Pichette (CAN) placed 33rd and Kaitlin Michener (CAN) was 35th.

Results 17.6km

1. Tereza Hurikova (CZE) 1:13:14
2. Hanna Klein (GER) at 1:03
3. Tanja Zakelj (SLO) 2:18
4. Marianne Vos (NED) 3:06
5. Nadja Roschi (SUI) 3:28
6. Julie Krasniak (FRA) 3:53
7. Alexandra Engen (SWE) 4:27
8. Liliya Zaytseva (UKR) 5:12
9. Chloe Forsman (USA) 6:21
10. Nataliya Krompets (UKR) 7:08

Canadians:

13. Emily Batty (CAN) 8:16
20. Isabelle Jacques (CAN) 11:03
22. Emilie Beaumont (CAN) 11:20
32. Marie-Claude Surprenant (CAN) 18:14
33. Evelyne Pichette (CAN) 18:24
35. Kaitlin Michener (CAN) 20:47







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