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UCI MTB Marathon World Cup #6

August 15, 2005 — Swedes Kessiakoff (SWE, Siemens Mobile-Cannondale) and Anna Enocsson (SWE, Ghost Racing) took victory on home soil in Falun, Sweden at the UCI Marathon World Cup #6. Kessiakoff won the men’s event in a close and dramatic battle over the 106-kilometre route, edging out Thomas Dietsch (FRA, Bianchi-Agos), Mauro Bettin (ITA, Full Dynamix) and Marzio Deho (ITA) in a sprint finish. Bettin leads the World Cup Series with two more races left. The victory was much more decisive in the women’s event, with Enocsson winning by over nine minutes. Switzerland’s Daniela Louis (SUI) finished second and countrywoman Esther Suess (SUI, Ghost Racing) was third. Louis continues to hold the series lead.

Results
Men
1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE, Siemens Mobile-Cannondale) 3:36:35
2. Thomas Dietsch (FRA, Bianchi-Agos) at 0:00
3. Mauro Bettin (ITA, Full Dynamix) 0:02
4. Marzio Deho (ITA) 0:03
5. Dario Acquaroli (ITA, Full Dynamix) 0:10
6. Alban Lakata (AUT, Specialized) 1:22
7. Magnus Palmberg (SWE) 3:08
8. Philip Tavell (SWE) 4:42
9. Aleksejs Saramotins (LAT) 5:34
10. Kevin Evans (RSA) 9:25

Women
1. Anna Enocsson (SWE, Ghost Racing) 4:19:37
2. Daniela Louis (SUI) at 9:17
3. Ester Suess (SUI, Ghost Racing) 10:01
4. Grete Treier (EST) 10:32
5. Maria Oestergren (SWE) 18:14
6. Hnnaa Bergman (SWE) 18:45
7. Jenny McCaulley (IRL, Bike n’ Cyprus) 20:17
8. Carina Ketonen (FIN) 26:10
9. Paola Pezzo (ITA, Gatorade) 27:37
10. Ivanda Eiduka (LAT) 30:59





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