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

Fort William, Scotland, September 10-11, 2005

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Race 4 - September 10: Men four-cross

Nordmark's first win over disappointed Lopes

Leiv Ove Nordmark
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By Rob Jones in Fort William

Brian Lopes (GT Hyundai) was the favourite in the men's four-cross, and had already wrapped up the title, but he was beaten out in the final run after a clash with Guido Tschugg (Ger) in the first corner left an opening for Leiv Nordmark (Norway) to take the first ever Norwegian four-cross victory.

Brian Lopes goes native
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"It was a little bit anticlimactic after winning last week (at Worlds) and having title decided, but I still wanted to do good here," said Lopes. "In the final it was a funny first corner - you couldn't go too tight or you would lose to much speed, but if you went too wide someone might come in below. I thought I had a good middle line and came into that first corner in front, but Guido went all the way to the inside and we hit. We were both passed and I came almost to a complete stop, but I was able to get going again. I was pretty pissed."

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Results

1 Leiv Ove Nordmark (Nor)                                            
2 Brian Lopes (USA)                                                  
3 Gee Atherton (GBr)                                                 
4 Guido Tschugg (Ger)                                                
5 Greg Minnaar (RSA)                                                 
6 Damien Godet (Fra)                                                 
7 Kyle Strait (USA)                                                  
8 Filip Polc (Svk)                                                   
9 Dan Atherton (GBr)                                                 
10 Jurg Meijer (Ned)                                                 
11 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze)                                            
12 Michal Marosi (Cze)                                               
13 Scott Beaumont (GBr)                                              
14 Michael Hannah (Aus)                                              
15 Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lu (Spa)                                   
16 Carmine Falco (Fra)                                               
17 Mickael Deldycke (Fra)                                            
18 CÚdric Gracia (Fra)                                               
19 Chris Powell (USA)                                                
20 Sam Hill (Aus)                                                    
21 Nathan Rennie (Aus)                                               
22 Will Longden (GBr)                                                
23 Ewoud Stam (Ned)                                                  
24 Dimitri Jeziorek (Fra)                                            
25 Jared Graves (Aus)                                                
26 Roger Rinderknecht (Swi)                                          
27 Bas De Bever (Ned)                                                
28 Romain Saladini (Fra)                                             
29 David Wardell (GBr)                                               
30 Julien Camellini (Fra)                                            
31 Jiri Placek (Cze)                                                 
32 Ben Reid (Irl)                                                    
33 Andrew Neethling (RSA)                                            
34 Richard Batey (GBr)                                               
35 Bryn Atkinson (Aus)                                               
36 Duncan Ferris (GBr)                                               
37 Martin Ogden (GBr)                                                
38 Daniel Stanbridge (GBr)                                           
39 Ben Stephenson (GBr)                                              
40 Robin Wallner (Swe)                                               
41 Guido Dracone (Ita)                                               
42 Robin Baloochi (USA)                                              
43 Glyn Obrien (Irl)                                                 
44 Daniel Auerswald (Ger)                                            
45 James Wilson (GBr)                                                
46 Jason Davies (GBr)                                                
47 Steve Atkins (GBr)                                                
48 Philipp Meyer (Ger)                                               
49 Maciej Kucbora (Pol)                                              
50 James Norton (GBr)                                                
51 Wojciech Koniuszewski (Pol)                                       
52 Darren Howarth (GBr)                                              
53 Richard Payne (GBr)                                               
54 Kai Schugk (Ger)                                                  
55 Peter Fernbach (Aut)                                              
55 Markus Baumann (Swi)                                              
57 Radoslaw Drozdowicz (Pol)                                         
58 Pierre Gibeaud (Fra)                                              
59 Jason Brennan (GBr)                                               
 
Final World Cup standings
 
1 Brian Lopes (USA)                                               251 pts
2 Michal Prokop (Cze)                                             187
3 CÚdric Gracia (Fra)                                             156
4 Guido Tschugg (Ger)                                             115
5 George Atherton (GBr)                                           104
6 Roger Rinderknecht (Swi)                                         81
7 Lucas Tamme (Cze)                                                69
8 Jared Graves (Aus)                                               69
9 Filip Polc (Svk)                                                 64
10 Leiv Ove Nordmark (Nor)                                         61
11 Kyle Strait (USA)                                               61
12 Dan Atherton (GBr)                                              57
13 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze)                                          45
14 Nathan Rennie (Aus)                                             43
14 Chris Powell (USA)                                              43
16 Scott Beaumont (GBr)                                            41
17 Steve Peat (GBr)                                                40
18 Greg Minnaar (RSA)                                              39
19 Michael Hannah (Aus)                                            39
20 Bas De Bever (Ned)                                              35
21 Robin Baloochi (USA)                                            34
22 Damien Godet (Fra)                                              33
23 Mickael Deldycke (Fra)                                          30
24 Will Longden (GBr)                                              28
25 Jurg Meijer (Ned)                                               25
26 Brian Schmith (USA)                                             25
27 Dave Wardell (GBr)                                              23
28 Michal Marosi (Cze)                                             21
29 Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lu (Spa)                                 20
30 Chris Kovarik (Aus)                                             20
31 Darren Pokoj (Aus)                                              18
32 Rich Houseman (USA)                                             15
33 Robson Almeida (Bra)                                            15
34 Ivan Van Der Putten (Ned)                                       11
35 Tomas Slavik (Cze)                                              10
36 Mike King (USA)                                                 10
37 Bryn Atkinson (Aus)                                             10
38 Vicente Neto (Bra)                                               8
39 Frans Sj÷blom (Swe)                                              8
40 Romain Saladini (Fra)                                            8
41 Joost Wichman (Ned)                                              6
42 Luiz Trozzi (Bra)                                                6
43 Carmine Falco (Fra)                                              5
44 Samuel Hill (Aus)                                                5
45 Ross Milan (USA)                                                 5
46 Cristian Valdiviezo (Ecu)                                        5
47 Vitor Plentz (Bra)                                               5
48 Person Pauletto (Bra)                                            5
48 Jan Novak (Cze)                                                  5
48 Michal Pribyl (Cze)                                              5
51 Mario Jarrin (Ecu)                                               4
52 Jakub Hnidak (Cze)                                               4
53 Duncan Riffle (USA)                                              3
54 Jeferson Silva (Bra)                                             3
55 Reto Schmid (Swi)                                                3
56 Johannes Fischbach (Ger)                                         2
57 Jonathan Watt (USA)                                              2
58 Christopher Herndon (USA)                                        2
59 Fabiano Maria (Bra)                                              2
59 Doron Cattoni (Bra)                                              2
61 Andrew Neethling (RSA)                                           2
61 Duncan Ferris (GBr)                                              2
63 Oscar Colombo (Ita)                                              2
64 Adrian Kiener (Swi)                                              2
64 Ewoud Stam (Ned)                                                 1
66 Dimitri Jeziorek (Ned)                                           1
67 Andrea Bruno (Ned)                                               1
67 Henry Odonnell (Ned)                                             1
69 Cody Warren (Ned)                                                1
70 Jaques Santos (Ned)                                              1
70 Andres Sotomayor (Ned)                                           1
72 Cameron Zink (Ned)                                               1
72 Marc Fontaine (Ned)                                              1
74 Philipp Meyer (Ned)                                              1
74 Borut Ro×ic (Ned)                                                1
76 Pablo Galan (Ned)                                                1
76 Sergey Maltsev (Ned)                                             1