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Denmark, January 6, 2008

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Poulsen claims title from ill Parbo

Podium (L-R): Joachim Parbo (CCV Protek / CK Aarhus), Christian Poulsen
Photo ©: Kjeld Lisberg
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Christian Poulsen won the Danish Cyclo-cross Championship in a muddy, technical race organized by his own club, Kolding BC. Poulsen took the lead early in the race and held off his rivals by 31 seconds to claim the title. After the race Poulsen said it was fantastic to win in front of his local supporters in his hometown. Poulsen, who was once part of the Heitdens Ten Tusscher MTB Team, has no plans to race cyclo-cross more extensively on the international circuit.

Joachim Parbo (CCV Cicli Protek), the 2006 and 2007 champion, had been ill three days before his title defense on Sunday, and arrived weakened at the start with a sore throat. Parbo and Tommy Nielsen (CK Kronborg) rode together for some time until Nielsen crashed on a technical descent. Parbo rode better in the last half of the race, but was not able to catch Poulsen and settled for second place while Nielsen recovered to claim third. Given the circumstances Parbo was happy with the result.

Anders Klinkby (Vejen BC) punctured on the third lap and was left without a chance to get back in the race. He felt he could have been in the mix for the win, had it not been for the puncture.

Some 500 spectators were on hand to watch the race.

Photography

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Images by Kjeld Lisberg

Results

Elite & U23 men
 
1 Christian Poulsen (Kolding BC)         1.01.16
2 Joachim Parbo (CCV Protek / CK Aarhus)    0.31
3 Tommy Nielsen (CK Kronborg)               1.11
4 Anders Klinkby (Vejen BC)                 3.25
5 Rasmus D. Kristensen (Cycling Nord)*      7.34
6 Jakob Bering (Team Designa)*              7.42
 
One lap behind
 
7 Michael Kohberg (Vejen BC)*                   
8 Lars Isaksen (Kolding BC)                     
9 Nicolai Nicolajsen (Randers CK)               
10 Tommy Jacobsen (Vejen BC)                    
11 Jakob G Rhode (CK Aarhus)                    
12 Kristian Søgaard (Kolding BC)                
13 Iver Ottesen (Vejen BC)                      
14 Lars Ejaas (CK Aarhus)                       
15 Rune Jacobsen (CK Aarhus)                    
16 Michael Frederiksen (Århus MK)               
17 Anders Bo Christensen (Cycling Nord)*        
DNF John Andersen (CK Aarhus)                   
DNF Henrik Nørskov Jensen (Aarhus 1900)      

*U23 rider   
 
Elite women
 
1 Nicoline Hansen (BOV CC)                 37.00
2  Maria Kruse (Fredericia CC)              2.05
3 Birgitte B Nielsen (Aarhus 1900)          4.12
 
Juniors
 
1 Jonas Guddal (Haderslev CK)              36.50
2 Kenneth Hansen (Haderslev CK)             1.35
3 Simon Qvortrup (Silkeborg IF)             2.25

Past winners

Men

2007 Joachim Parbo (CK Aarhus)
2006 Joachim Parbo (Cycling Århus) 2005 Kim S Petersen (Team Odense Energi) 2004 Kim Petersen (Team Odense Energi) 2003 Tommy M Nielsen (Værløse/Farum CK) 2002 Kim S. Petersen (Kalundborg CC) 2001 Henrik Djernis 2000 Henrik Djernis Women 2007 Karen Jacobsen (Cykling Odense)
2006 Julie Bollerup (Hørsholm MTBK) 2005 Mette Andersen (Team SATS/HMTBK) 2004 Nadine Bruhn (Kolding) 2003 Mette Andersen (DMK ) 2002 Mette Andersen (DMK) Juniors 2007 Morten Gregersen (Team Festina Vejle)
2006 Jannik Hyldtoft Hansen (Tønder ACR) 2005 Brian T Vile (Skive CK) 2004 Michael Qvindbjerg (DCR) 2003 Michael Quinbjerg (DCR Ballerup) 2002 Søren Søby Jørgensen (Fredericia CC) Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com