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MTB World Cup XC, DH & 4X #8 - B

Fort William, Scotland, September 10-11, 2005

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Race 3 - September 10: Women four-cross

Kintner unbeatable

By Rob Jones in Fort William

Jill Kintner (1)
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A huge number of spectators demonstrated that 4-cross and downhill are the first love of the Scottish fans. The short course meant that starts were important, and tight turns led to more than one crash. Recently crowned world champion Jill Kintner (USA) had one worry removed, when overall series rival Anneke Beerten (Specialized) could not start due to injuries received at the world championships. Kintner dominated the small eight rider field to win the event and take the World Cup title.

"The course was intense, there were so many possible lines so you had to watch carefully. Usually it is just the gate that is important, but here you had to maintain momentum into the first couple of corners."


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1 Jill Kintner (USA)                                                 
2 Jana Horakova (Cze)                                                
3 Melissa Buhl (USA)                                                 
4 Zsofia Koczka (Hun)                                                
5 Melissa Quin (NZl)                                                 
6 Fionn Griffiths (GBr)                                              
7 Joey Gough (GBr)                                                   
8 Rachel Atherton (GBr)                                              
9 Michela Thaler (Ita)                                               
10 Caroline Pasedach (Ger)                                           
11 Ramona Stellnberger (Aut)                                         
Final World Cup standings
1 Jill Kintner (USA)                                              320 pts
2 Anneke Beerten (Ned)                                            280
3 Anita Molcik (Aut)                                               98
4 Fionn Griffiths (GBr)                                            93
5 Joey Gough (GBr)                                                 84
6 Katrina Miller (Aus)                                             70
7 Jana Horáková (Cze)                                              60
8 Melissa Buhl (USA)                                               55
9 Vanessa Quin (NZl)                                               45
10 Jana Horakova (Cze)                                             40
11 Zsofia Koczka (Hun)                                             40
12 Tara Llanes (USA)                                               40
13 Sari Joergensen (Swi)                                           31
14 Diana Marggraff (Ecu)                                           24
15 Sonja Granzow (Ger)                                             22
16 Julia Lasso (Ecu)                                               20
17 Melissa Quin (NZl)                                              15
18 Anja Jerenko (Ger)                                              14
19 Michela Thaler (Ita)                                            12
20 Bobbi Kae Watt (USA)                                            10
21 Lucia Oetjen (Swi)                                               7
22 Leana Gerrard (USA)                                              7
23 Caroline Pasedach (Ger)                                          6
24 Eva Castro Fernandez (Spa)                                       6
25 Rachel Atherton (GBr)                                            5
26 Michelle Dumaresq (Can)                                          5
27 Ramona Stellnberger (Aut)                                        4
28 Dalma Kiss (Hun)                                                 3