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UCI World Cup XC Albstadt Elite Men’s Results – Bouchard Career-best 16th

by pedalmag.com

May 28, 2017 (Albstadt, GER) – Leandre Bouchard (Can) BH-SRSuntour-KMC raced to a career-best 16th in the 32.2km Elite Men’s XC race that featured a start loop and 7 laps in Albstadt, Germany today at round #2 of the UCI World Cup XCO Series in blistering hot conditions.

Leandre Bouchard  ©  Michal Cerveny
Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team battled with Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned), 22, the reigning CX Worlds champ, and Mathias Fluckiger (Sui) Radon Factory Xc Team finally escaping when both rivals crashed, for his second consecutive WCup win.

Elite Men's podium  ©

Reigning Canadian champ Derek Zandstra (Cannondale-3Rox Racing) finished 24th followed by teammate Raphael Gagne in 41st, Andrew L’Esperance (Team Canada) in 68th and Evan McNeely (Team Canada) in 113th.

Results (brief)

1. Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team    1:33:38
2. Mathieu Van Der Poel* (Ned)    0:26
3. Anton Cooper (Nzl) Trek Factory Racing Xc    0:49
4. David Valero Serrano (Esp) MMR Factory Racing Team    1:00
5. Maxime Marotte (Fra) Cannondale Factory Racing Xc    1:28
6. Stephane Tempier (Fra) Bianchi Countervail    1:56
7. Julien Absalon (Fra) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team    2:21
8. Florian Vogel (Sui) Focus XC Team    2:28
9. Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing Xc    2:29
10. Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Sram Mitas Trek    2:30

16. Leandre Bouchard (Can) BH-SRSuntour-KMC    3:50
24. Derek Zandstra (Can) Cannondale-3Rox Racing    4:46
41. Raphael Gagne (Can) Cannondale-3Rox Racing    7:17
68. Andrew L’Esperance (Can) Team Canada    -1 Lap
113. Evan McNeely (Can) Team Canada    -4 Laps


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