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Elite Men’s UCI MTB World Cup XC #2 Albstadt Full Results, Standings – Absalon Wins, Gagne 22nd

by pedalmag.com
Absalon wins  ©  Michal Cerveny
May 31, 2015 (Albstadt, GER) – Julien Absalon (Fra) BMC scored his 30th Word Cup victory winning the 34.36km Elite Men’s race today at round #2  of the UCI MTB World Cup XC in Albstadt, Germany.

Raphael Gagne  ©  Michal Cerveny
Absalon was in a see-saw battle with Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-Odlo for almost the entire 8-lap race as Schurter attacked on the last lap and established a gap but crashed in one of the final corners allowing Absalon to pass him and claim the win.

Elite Men's podium  ©  Michal Cerveny
Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Specialized Racing finished alone in third while Florian Vogel (Sui) Focus XC Team was 4th and Mathias Fluckiger (Sui) Stoeckli Pro Team was 5th. The top Canadian was Raphael Gagne (Team Canada) in 22nd.


1. Julien Absalon (Fra) BMC 1:30:36
2. Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-Odlo 0:11
3. Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) Specialized Racing 1:13
4. Florian Vogel (Sui) Focus XC Team 1:39
5. Mathias Fluckiger (Sui) Stoeckli Pro Team 2:07
6. Fabian Giger (Sui) Team Colnago Sudtirol    2:28
7. Lukas Fluckiger (Sui) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team    2:53
8. Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing XC    2:53
9. Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC    3:25
10. Hugo Drechou (Fra) Calvisson Vtt    3:34

22. Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Canada 6:05
32. Derek Zandstra (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing 7:05
35. Leandre Bouchard (Can) Team Canada 7:33
73. Geoff Kabush (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing    -2 Laps
89. Evan Guthrie (Can) Norco Factory    -3 Laps
133. Cory Wallace (Can) Kona Factory Team    -5 Laps
DNS Adam Morka (Can) Trek Canada

Full results here.
Overall Standings here.

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