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UCI MTB WCup 4X #5 Val di Sole Elite Women/Men Final

by pedalmag.com

August 20, 2011 (Val di Sole, Italy) – With the 4X series title already locked up Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team won the final round of the Elite Women’s UCI MTB WCup for good measure. Switzerland’s Lucia Oetjen was second followed by Melissa Buhl (USA) in third with France’s Céline Gros (Team Morzine – Avoriaz / Haute – Savoie) in fourth in the big final. Buhl claimed second overall while Oetjen was third.

Top qualifier Tomas Slavik (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team grabbed the win in the men’s race in the pole position with Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team in second and overall series winner, Aussie Jared Graves (Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team), in third. Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) was fourth on the day.

Results

Elite Women

Big Final

1. Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team
2. Lucia Oetjen (Sui)
3. Melissa Buhl (USA) KHS
4. Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz / Haute-Savoie

Small Final

5. Steffi Marth (Ger)
6. Joanna Petterson (USA)
7. Neza Knez (Slo) Unior Tools Team
8. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria

Elite Men

Big Final

1. Tomas Slavik (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team
2. Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team
3. Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team
4. Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze)

Small Final

5. Lucas Rafael Alvarez De Lara (Esp)
6. Jakub Riha (Cze)
7. Joost Wichman (Ned) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team
8. Premek Tejchman (Cze)

Final Overall

Elite Women

1. Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 450
2. Melissa Buhl (USA) KHS 240
3. Lucia Oetjen (Sui) 225

Elite Men

1. Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 485
2. Roger Rinderknecht (Sui) 300
3. Tomas Slavik (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Racing Team 283





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