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Shoham XC - E1

Israel, November 8, 2003

Philip Tavell and Ivonne Kraft dominate

By Danny Zaken, Israeli Cycling Federation

Philip Tavell (Sweden)
Photo ©: Miki Bar Or

From the beginning of the 50 km Shoham race, Philip Tavell (Sweden), Cristian Poulsen (Denmark) and Sigvard Kukk (Estonia) took the lead. On the fourth lap, Tavell and Poulsen made their move and Kukk left behind. 100 metres before the finish line, Tavell started a sprint that finished only after the line at 2:09:54, 6 seconds before Poulsen.

In the women's race Ivonne Kraft (Team Ghost) and Mette Andersen (Denmark) were leading for most of the 44 km race, but on the last lap, Irishwoman Tarja Owens passed Andersen and finished second, 1:17 behind Kraft (2:12:25). Andersen was third.

Photography

Images by Miki Bar Or/Israeli Cycling Magazine

Results

Elite men
 
1 Philip Tavell (Swe)       2.09.54
2 Christian Poulsen (Den)      0.06
3 Sigvard Kukk (Est)           1.13
4 Lubos Kondis (Svk)           3.57
5 Robin Seymour (Irl)          5.29
6 Youri Trofimov (Rus)         7.33
7 Sergiy Rysenko (Ukr)         8.28
8 Szilard Buruczki (Hun)       8.45
9 Emmanoui Kotoulas (Gre)      9.51
10 Konstan Symelidis (Gre)     9.52
11 Doron Amitz (Isr)          12.44
12 Tudo Oprea Ovidiu (Rou)    15.28
13 Eyal Shtainitz (Isr)       16.42
14 Andras Parti (Hun)         17.28
15 Giorgos Fattas (Cyp)       18.33
16 Konsiantin Bardis (Gre)    19.28
17 Amos Wolf (Isr)            20.02
18 Gali Ronen (Isr)           22.02
 
One lap behind
 
19 Richard McCauley (Irl)
20 Vita Son (Isr)
21 Dan Rozen (Isr)
22 Rotem Ishai (Isr)
23 Hanoch Redlich (Isr)
24 Poistro Oren (Isr)
25 Ofer Ekeshtein (Isr)
26 Igor Bogdan (Ukr)
 
Two laps behind
 
27 Elad Platin (Isr)
28 Tal Aizenband (Isr)
29 Eyal Rahat (Isr)
30 Michael Kroter (Isr)
31 Nicode Protopapas (Cyp)
32 Dima Goralkin (Isr)
33 Ariel Okanin (Isr)
34 Iair Eibiyan (Isr)
35 Steve McEwen (GBr)
36 Nati Hortig (Isr)
37 Dror Pekatz (Isr)
38 Vasilis Adamou (Cyp)
39 Amir Tenzer (Isr)
40 Yuri Levinzon (Isr)
41 Chri Papakyriakou (Cyp)
42 Tamir Eshel (Isr)
43 Elad Haris (Isr)
 
Elite Women 
 
1 Ivonne Kraft (Ger)        2.12.25
2 Tarja Owens (Irl)            1.17
3 Mete Andersen (Den)          4.58
4 Jenny McCauley (Irl)         6.20
5 Lornza Morfin (Mex)          6.39
6 Laurie Copans (Isr)         13.40
7 Elina Sophocleous (Cyp)     17.08
8 Keren Ekeshtein (Isr)       29.40
 
One lap behind
 
9 Antri Panteli (Cyp)
10 Christin Nikolaou (Cyp)
11 Marina Theodorou (Cyp)