UCI MTB Worlds Elite Men’s XC Full Results – Schurter Wins, Gagne Career-Best 18th
Elite Men's podium ©
September 05, 2015 (Vallnord, Andorra) – Nino Schurter (Switzerland) was unstoppable again as the Elite Men’s XCO 6-lap, 25.2km race came down to a battle with defending champ Julien Absalon (France) who could not respond when Schurter attacked near the end and opened up a gap. Ondrej Cink (Czech Republic) took home the bronze as he staved off the challenge from Manuel Fumic (Germany). Canada’s Raphael Gagne had a strong start and raced to as high as 10th but faded on the last lap to finish a solid career-best 18th to cap off a superb season.
Gagne on the move to a career-best 18th © Andrew Rogers
1. Nino Schurter (Switzerland) 1:29:22
2. Julien Absalon (France) 0:10
3. Ondrej Cink (Czech Republic) 1:15
4. Manuel Fumic (Germany) 1:22
5. Mathias Fluckiger (Switzerland) 2:08
6. Maxime Marotte (France) 2:25
7. Ralph Naef (Switzerland) 3:13
8. Florian Vogel (Switzerland) 3:14
9. Hugo Drechou (France) 3:48
10. Kevin Van Hoovels (Belgium) 3:54
18. Raphael Gagne (Canada) 5:11
42. Geoff Kabush (Canada) 10:28
DNF Derek Zandstra (Canada)
DNF Leandre Bouchard (Canada)
Full results here.
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