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MTB World Cup XC #7 & DH #5 - CDM
Bromont, Canada, August 1-3, 2008
By Sue George
Quebec, Canada, will host its second of two UCI World Cups this weekend in Bromont, just one week after the last round in Mont-Sainte-Anne. Gravity racers will tackle round five while cross country racers will contest round seven. Bromont is 86km east of Montreal and 290km from Mont-Sainte-Anne.
World Cup racing has previously come to Bromont, but not for nine years. The town has also hosted the elite and masters World Championships as well as a total of four World Cups. This visit will see all-new courses at the Versant du Lac section of the Bromont skiing area.
Racing action will kick off with the 4X with qualifying on Friday evening and finals on Saturday evening. After their wins one week ago in Mont-Sainte-Anne, World champions Melissa Buhl (KHS) and Rafael Alvarez De Lara Luca are the top favourites.
In the women's race, Dutch woman Anneke Beerten (MS Intense Factory Racing), who is ranked number one in the world, will look to make up for last weekend's race, in which she crashed during the Big Final, taking fourth. Both Japan's Mio Suemasa (MS Intense Factory Racing) and Great Britain's Fionn Griffiths (Norco World team) are likely to challenge for podium spots, but also look out for Austrian Anita Molcik (4 Elements Yeti/Hotec/RSP) and Australian Caroline Buchanan.
On the men's side Spaniard Alvarez de Lara Luca will face France's young Romain Saladin (Team Sunn), who last weekend returned to racing with a second place finish following a hand injury this spring. Guido Tschugg may have crashed in the Big Final along with Frenchman Cédric Gracia (Commencal - Furious - Oakley Team), but both can't be counted out for this round. Joost Wichman (Cannondale Factory Racing) and Dan Atherton (Animal Commencal), who returned to competition last week, are also among the favorites.
Downhill racing will happen Saturday, with qualifying in the morning and finals in the evening. The 1500m course drops from 550m to 250m.
World Champion Rachel Atherton (Animal Commencal) won in Mont-Sainte-Anne and will be looking for another trip to the top of the podium, but Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis) came within two seconds in a close finale last weekend and will have other plans in mind.
Tracey Moseley (Kona), Mio Suemasa (MS Intense Factory Racing) and Fionn Griffiths (Norco World Team) rounded out the podium last week and may make another trip in Bromont. Melissa Buhl, who suffered a mechanical during qualifying last weekend, is also a favorite.
The French have some other cards up their sleeves in addition to Jonnier. Look out also for Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) and Floriane Pugin (Playbiker - Iron Horse), both proven talents.
If Mont-Sainte-Anne is any indicator of what's to come in Bromont, racers and spectators alike will be treated to a close competition in the men's downhill. Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) came out on top last weekend, but Sam Hill (Monster Energy / Iron Horse), world champion Gee Atherton (Animal Commecal) and Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate) were all within three seconds of Minnaar's time.
Other podium contenders include Fabien Barel (Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team), Samuel Blenkinsop (Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team) and Nathan Rennie (Santa Cruz Syndicate), Justin Leov (Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team ), Matti Lehikoinen (Ms-Intense Factory-Racing), Brendan Fairclough (Monster Energy / Iron Horse), Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate) and Mitchell Delfs (Kenda Tomac), just to name a few.
It will be interesting to see how American Aaron Holmes Gwin (Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team) fares after his international racing debut last weekend. The 20 year-old finished an impressive 10th place among the big guns.
Cross country racers will meet for the last time in a World Cup before the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. As they proved last weekend, many of the Olympic contenders are in fine form.
Canadian National Champion Marie Helen Premont (Rocky Mountain) dominated the women's race last weekend from start to finish and goes into this weekend's race as the number one favorite. Her compatriot, Catherine Pendrel (Luna Women's MTB), runner-up at Mont-Sainte-Anne is another favorite. Lene Byberg (Specialized) and Georgia Gould (Luna MTB Women's) tied or had their best-ever World Cup finishes last weekend and one can never count out the experienced Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan Merida), who ended up fifth last weekend with a strong ride in the midst of a training block.
Other women to watch out for on the 5.1km course are Mary McConneloug (Kenda / Seven), Katerina Nash (Luna Womens MTB Team), Elisabeth Osl (Team Ghost International) and Sabrina Enaux (Team Lapierre International).
Absent last weekend and likely to be so again this week were World Champion and Spaniard Margarita Fullana, seven-time German National Champion Sabine Spitz, who finished second at marathon and cross country worlds, and former world champion Irina Kalentieva. The Chinese women are also not expected to attend.
On the North American front, look out for Willow Koerber (Subaru / Gary Fisher), Lea Davison (Trek / VW), Heather Irminger (Subaru / Gary Fisher), Kelli Emmett (Giant), Amanda Sin, Wendy Simms (Kona), Emily Batty and Jean Ann McKirdy (Rocky Mountain)
In the men's race, Julien Absalon (Orbea) is the man to beat after a win in Mont-Sainte-Anne showed the world he is back on form after a poor showing at the World Championships and injuries this spring. Last weekend's Geoff Kabush (Maxxis) will enjoy a "local" advantage racing in his home country.
U21 racer Burry Stander (GT Bicycle) said he's been perhaps riding his road bike too much and was lacking in technical skills, but last weekend's third at Mont-Sainte-Anne no doubt helped bring those skills back up to speed. US Olympians Adam Craig (Giant) and Todd Wells (GT Bicycles) are two others to watch.
"The Bromont race will bring my career full circle," said Craig to Cyclingnews. "I raced there as a junior in 1998. It was my first junior World Cup. I got a flat tire, but I remember having a damn good time other than getting a flat tire," said Craig who also fondly recalled using a pair of "sweet" riser bars at the event.
Look out also for Lukas Flückiger (Athleticum-MTB-Team), Cédric Ravanel (Team Lapierre International), Jaroslav Kulhavy, Martin Gujan (Athleticum-MTB-Team), Seamus McGrath, Liam Killeen (Specialized Factory Racing), Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Gary Fisher) and José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team).
McGrath is among the Canadians enjoying racing closer to home. "It's nice to prepare (for the Olympics) here in Canada instead of flying all over the world," said McGrath after last weekend's race.
World Champion Christoph Sauser (Specialized) is not expected to race this round as he finishes up preparations for Beijing.
Cross Country Downhill 4X Cross Country Elite men 1 Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea 3 Burry Stander (RSA) GT Bicycle 4 Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis 6 Cédric Ravanel (Fra) Team Lapierre International 8 Martin Gujan (Swi) Athleticum-MTB-Team 9 Adam Craig (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team 10 José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team 11 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Orbea 13 Christoph Soukup (Aut) 14 Todd Wells (USA) GT Bicycle 15 Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Athleticum-MTB-Team 16 Kashi Leuchs (NZl) Cannondale-Vredestein 18 Seamus Mcgrath (Can) Canadian National Team 20 Ruben Ruzafa Cueto (Spa) Orbea 22 Inaki Lejarreta Errasti (Spa) Orbea 24 Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze) 27 Hannes Metzler (Aut) Giant Mountain Bike Team 29 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher 35 Karl Markt (Aut) 37 Liam Killeen (GBr) Specialized Factory Racing 43 Bas Peters (Ned) 51 Samuel Schultz (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher 55 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) Trek-VW 57 Derek Zandstra (Can) 58 Anders Hovdenes (Nor) Team Etto Hoydahl 59 Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) 60 Mathieu Toulouse (Can) Team Maxxis 61 Cristobal Silva Ibaceta (Chi) Chilean National Team 62 Raphael Gagne (Can) Rocky Mountain 63 Jiri Friedl (Cze) Merida Biking Team 64 Michael Broderick (USA) 65 Connor Mcconvey (Irl) 66 Frank Schotman (Ned) 67 Robin Seymour (Irl) 68 Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH-SR. Suntour 69 Matous Ulman (Cze) 70 Andrew Watson (Can) 71 Kenji Takeya (Jpn) 72 Matthew Hadley (Can) 73 Max Plaxton (Can) Rocky Mountain 74 Sam Jurekovic (USA) 75 Ola Kjören (Nor) 76 Pierre Lebreton (Fra) BH-SR. Suntour 77 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona 78 John Gray (NZl) 79 Francis Morin (Can) 80 Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Central Ghost Pro Team 81 Eric Batty (Can) 82 Julien Fillion (Can) 83 Kris Sneddon (Can) Kona 84 Gareth Montgomerie (GBr) 85 Timothy Madgwick (NZl) 86 Craig Richey (Can) 87 Martin Fanger (Swi) 88 Josef Kamler (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB 89 Kyle Douglas (Can) Canadian National Team 90 Daniel Sessford (Can) 91 Carl Decker (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team 92 Ryan Atkins (Can) Canadian National Team 93 Jonathan Boulanger (Can) 94 Adam Morka (Can) Canadian National Team 95 Leni Trudel (Can) 96 Calle Friberg (Swe) Swedish National Team 97 Freddy Betremieux (Fra) BH-SR. Suntour 98 Spencer Paxson (USA) US National Team 99 Cody Peterson (USA) US National Team 100 Martin Loo (Est) Merida Biking Team 101 Andrew Freye (USA) US National Team 102 Tad Elliot (USA) US National Team 103 Mitchell Peterson (USA) 104 Ethan Gilmour (USA) US National Team 105 Pablo Roberto Voigt Rodriguez (Mex) Mexican National team 106 Troy Wells (USA) US National Team 107 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) German National Team Elite women 1 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Rocky Mountain 3 Catherine Pendrel (Can) Luna Womens MTB Team 4 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Womens MTB Team 5 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Factory Racing 6 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 10 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Womens MTB Team 12 Mary Mc Conneloug (USA) 14 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna MTB 15 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Team Ghost International 16 Katrin Leumann (Swi) 20 Cécile Rode Ravanel (Fra) Team Lapierre International 21 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Team Lapierre International 23 Wendy Simms (Can) Kona 27 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher 29 Sandra Walter (Can) 30 Laura Turpijn (Ned) 34 Willow Koerber (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher 35 Lea Davison (USA) Trek-VW 39 Amanda Sin (Can) 41 Emiliy Batty (Can) 42 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Team Ghost International 43 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Team Lapierre International 44 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH-SR. Suntour 45 Helene Marcouyre (Fra) BH-SR. Suntour 46 Mical Dyck (Can) 47 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) Mexican National Team 48 Jean Ann Mckirdy (Can) Rocky Mountain 49 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 50 Marie-Claude Surprenant (Can) Canadian National Team 51 Kelli Emmett (USA) Giant Mountain Bike Team 52 Lisa Morgan (NZl) 53 Caroline Villeneuve (Can) 54 Mikaela Kofman (Can) Canadian National Team 55 Catherine Vipond (Can) 56 Karine Travaillaud (Can) 57 Marie Kunst (Den) Danish National Team 58 Joanna Harrington (Aus) 59 Marie Allaire (Can) 60 Julie Sanders (Can) 61 Jamie Dinkins (USA) US National Team 62 Véronique Fournier (Can) 63 Kathleen Villeneuve (Can) 64 Kyia Anderson (USA) 65 Carla Salgado Gonzalez (Mex) Mexican National Team Downhill Elite men 1 Samuel Hill (Aus) Monster Energy / Iron Horse 2 Matti Lehikoinen (Fin) MS-Intense Factory-Racing 3 Steve Peat (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate 4 Gee Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal 5 Marc Beaumont (GBr) Team BikeRadar 8 Fabien Barel (Fra) Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team 12 Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Monster Energy / Iron Horse 13 Nathan Rennie (Aus) Santa Cruz Syndicate 14 Fabien Pedemanaud (Fra) Team Pyrenees Morewood 15 Josh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate 16 Florent Payet (Fra) Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team 17 Ben Reid (Irl) 18 Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal 20 Andrew Neethling (RSA) GT Bicycle 22 Justin Leov (NZl) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 23 Samuel Blenkinsop (NZl) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 24 Nick Beer (Swi) IXS Sports Division Racing Team 25 Pasqual Canals Flix (Spa) Massi 26 Ivan Oulego Moreno (Spa) Massi 27 Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate 28 Filip Polc (Svk) Kenda Tomac 29 Damien Spagnolo (Fra) Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team 30 Chris Kovarik (Aus) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 31 Kieran Bennett (NZl) 32 Dominik Gspan (Swi) 33 Alan Beggin (Ita) 34 Nathan Rankin (NZl) Playbiker - Iron Horse 35 Samuel Zbinden (Swi) Argentina Bike Gravity Team 36 Thibaut Ruffin (Fra) 37 Oscar Saiz Castane (Spa) Giant Mountain Bike Team 38 Ben Cathro (GBr) Mojo Orange 39 Cameron Cole (NZl) Team Maxxis 40 Markolf Berchtold (Bra) Brazilian National Team 41 Amiel Cavalier (Aus) Giant Mountain Bike Team 42 Markus Pekoll (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team 43 Mauricio Andres Acuna Quintana (Chi) Chilean National Team 44 Michael Skinner (NZl) Playbiker - Iron Horse 45 Jared Rando (Aus) Giant Mountain Bike Team 46 Mitchell Delfs (Aus) Kenda Tomac 47 Cédric Gracia (Fra) Commencal - Furious - Oakley Team 48 Pedro Antonio Ferreira Landskran (Chi) Chilean National Team 49 Steve Smith (Can) 50 Nico Vink (Bel) Dolphin-Trek Mountainbike Racing Team 51 Bryn Atkinson (Aus) GT Bicycle 52 Markus Schwab (Swi) 53 Andrew Mitchell (Can) 54 Claudio Caluori (Swi) Tomac Factory Racing 55 Lars Peyer (Swi) Suspension Center 56 Joris Bigoni (Fra) 57 Duncan Riffle (USA) Cannondale Factory Racing 58 Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 59 Dan Stanbridge (GBr) Mojo Orange 60 Neil Donoghue (GBr) Team BikeRadar 61 Luke Strobel (USA) Team Maxxis 62 Lorenzo Suding (Ita) Playbiker - Iron Horse 63 Aaron Holmes Gwin (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 64 Rémi Thirion (Fra) Team Sunn 65 Matej Charvat (Cze) 66 Toni Berg (Fin) Finnish National Team 67 Chris Hutchens (GBr) Mojo Orange 68 Jonty Neethling (RSA) 69 Aurélien Giordanengo (Fra) 70 Justin Brown (Can) Canadian National Team 71 Erik Irmisch (Ger) 72 Hans Lambert (Can) Norco World Team 73 Tim Eaton (Aus) 74 Charles-Alexandre Dube (Can) 75 Fabien Cousinie (Fra) 76 Danny Hart (GBr) Lapierre Dh Powered By Saab Salomon 77 John Swanguen (USA) MS-Intense Factory-Racing 78 Cody Warren (USA) 79 Georg Sieder (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team 80 Kyle Strait (USA) Specialized Factory Racing 81 Ruaridh Cunningham (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 82 Richard Lee (Aus) 83 Will Rischbieth (Aus) 84 Mario Sieder (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team 85 Maxime Remy (Fra) Team Sunn 86 Thomas Braithwaite (GBr) 87 Mathieu Laurin (Can) 88 Joseph Smith (GBr) Tomac Factory Racing 89 Johan Alejandro Leon Marambio (Chi) Chilean National Team 90 Adam Brayton (GBr) Playbiker - Iron Horse 91 Joshua Button (Aus) 92 Luca Bertocchi (Ita) Playbiker - Iron Horse 93 Sam Dale (GBr) Cannondale Factory Racing 94 Antonio Ferreiro Pajuelo (Spa) Massi 95 Jorge Alejandro Acuna Quintana (Chi) Chilean National Team 96 Mathieu Troquier (Fra) Solid Aclass Factory Team 97 Tyler Morland (Can) 98 Valentin Juillard (Fra) Team Sunn 99 Geritt Beytagh (USA) 100 Guillaume Soucy Alarie (Can) 101 Cody Eichhorn (Aus) 102 Esteban Deronzier (Fra) Sport Promotion 103 Drew Pautler (Can) Canadian National Team 104 Thomas Jeandin (Swi) Argentina Bike Gravity Team 105 Daniel Critchlow (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 106 Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) 107 Thomas Rose (Aus) 108 Bradley Benedict (USA) 109 Ralph Jones (GBr) 110 Loïc Delteil (Fra) 111 Julien Camellini (Fra) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 112 Ryan Condrashoff (USA) 113 Ben Ineson (GBr) Reverse Components 114 David Camp (USA) Team Sol Vista Basin 115 Yann Gauvin (Can) Canadian National Team 116 Arnaud Delente (Fra) French National Team 117 Stuart Jenkinson (GBr) Printexpress UK MTB Team 118 Ludovic May (Swi) Swiss National Team 119 Dylan Morley (Can) Playbiker - Iron Horse 120 Nicolas Gspan (Swi) Swiss National Team 121 Boris Tetzlaff (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team 122 Eli Krahenbuhl (USA) US National Team 123 Dean Tennant (Can) 124 Scott Mears (GBr) British National Team 125 Brad Oien (USA) US National Team 126 Louis-Philippe Leonard (Can) 127 Matthieu Gallean (Fra) Argentina Bike Gravity Team 128 Pierre Laurent Bucci (Fra) Corsica Fed Consulting 129 Jamie Biluk (Can) Mojo Orange 130 Will Longden (GBr) Team BikeRadar 131 Javier Ignacio Cozar Hernandez (Chi) Chilean National Team 132 Edoardo Franco (Ita) Playbiker - Iron Horse 133 Laurie Dinham (Aus) Tomac Factory Racing 134 Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain UK 135 Geoffrey Arthur Ulmer (USA) Playbiker - Iron Horse 136 Rhys Willemse (Aus) Tomac Factory Racing 137 Thomas Warmuth (Aut) 4 Elements Yeti/Hotec/Rsp 138 Tamryn Murrell (Aus) Tomac Factory Racing 139 Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) French National Team 140 Ewan Farfard (Can) 141 Matthew Fisher (USA) The Fix 142 Caleb Cambern (USA) The Fix 143 Philip Wheeler (USA) The Fix 144 Alastair Parkin (GBr) Reverse Components 145 Mads Weidemann (Den) Danish National Team 146 Alastair Wilson (GBr) British National Team 147 Scott Laughland (GBr) Reverse Components 148 Andrew Phillips (GBr) Reverse Components 149 Sasha Merljak (Slo) Solid Aclass Factory Team 150 Jason Memmelaar (USA) 151 Derrick Nobman (USA) US National Team 152 Emmanuel Daoust (Can) Transcend Magazine 153 Emyr Davies (GBr) Reverse Components 154 Alexi Felipe Garcia Aros (Chi) Chilean National Team 155 John Hauer (USA) GT Bicycle 156 Philippe Cyrenne Blanchard (Can) Canadian National Team 157 Clément Benoit (Fra) French National Team 158 Tom Patton (Aus) Australian National Team 159 Douglas Ewer (USA) Team Sol Vista Basin 160 James Jeannet-Chipman (Can) Transcend Magazine 161 Thiago Velardi (Bra) Brazilian National Team 162 Chris Heath (USA) 163 Mitchell Mckinlay (Aus) Australian National Team 164 Alexander Vidal (USA) The Fix 165 Chris Shewmake (USA) Team Sol Vista Basin 166 Andrew Pierce (USA) US National Team 167 Lee Trumpore (USA) Transcend Magazine 168 Dave Trumpore (USA) Transcend Magazine 169 Matthew Johnston (USA) US National Team 170 Geoff Pendrel (Can) 171 Evan Turpen (USA) US National Team 172 Nick Dent (Can) 173 Rob Fraser (Can) Canadian National Team 174 Marcelo Gutierrez (Col) Columbian National Team 175 John Farrow (Aus) Australian National Team 176 Gaetan Reilhan (Fra) French National Team Elite women 1 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis 2 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Kona 4 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center 6 Céline Gros (Fra) Solid Aclass Factory Team 7 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) MS-Intense Factory-Racing 8 Helen Gaskell (GBr) 9 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Playbiker - Iron Horse 10 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team 11 Rachel Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal 12 Scarlett Hagen (NZl) 13 Anita Molcik (Aut) 4 Elements Yeti/Hotec/Rsp 14 Claire Buchar (Can) 15 Micayla Gatto (Can) 16 Melissa Buhl (USA) 17 Elisa Canepa (Ita) Playbiker - Iron Horse 18 Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut) 19 Amy Laird (NZl) 20 Kathleen Pruitt (USA) 21 Harriet Harper (NZl) 22 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Suspension Center 23 Myriam Nicole (Fra) 24 Daniela Bossard (Swi) 25 Joanna Petterson (RSA) 26 Kim Huard (Can) 27 Sheila Morris (Can) 28 Marie-Eve Marcotte (Can) Canadian National Team 29 Jessica Vogt (USA) 30 Miranda Miller (Can) 31 Anne Laplante (Can) 32 Katrina Strand (Can) 33 Anka Martin (RSA) 34 Amber Zirnhelt (Can) 35 Wendy Reynolds (USA) US National Team 36 Diana Lorena Dromundo Vargas (Mex) Mexican National Team 37 Anneke Beerten (Ned) MS-Intense Factory-Racing 38 Caroline Buchanan (Aus) Australian National Team 4X Elite men 65 Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lucas (Spa) 66 Romain Saladini (Fra) Team Sunn 67 Joost Wichman (Ned) Cannondale Factory Racing 68 Guido Tschugg (Ger) 69 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) Suzuki-RB 70 Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal 71 Jurg Meijer (Ned) 72 Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain UK 73 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Team Ghost International 74 Tomas Slavik (Cze) 75 Cédric Gracia (Fra) Commencal - Furious - Oakley Team 76 Filip Polc (Svk) Kenda Tomac 77 Dominik Gspan (Swi) 78 Lewis Lacey (GBr) 79 Sascha Meyenborg (Ger) 80 Will Longden (GBr) Team BikeRadar 81 Joey Van Veghel (Ned) 82 Michael Robert Haderer (USA) 83 William Evans (GBr) 84 Adrian Weiss (Swi) Tomac Factory Racing 85 Thomas Tokarczyk (USA) 86 Michael Garcia (Ned) 87 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 88 Jared Rando (Aus) Giant Mountain Bike Team 89 Cody Eichhorn (Aus) 90 Erik Nelson (USA) 91 Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 92 Ludovic Gadois (Fra) 93 Fabien Cousinie (Fra) French National Team 94 Florian Gottschlich (Ger) 95 Kyle Strait (USA) Specialized Factory Racing 96 Heikki Hall (USA) US National Team 97 Bruno Boissin (Fra) US National Team 98 Scott Roberts (GBr) US National Team 99 Nicolas Gspan (Swi) US National Team 100 George Stephenson (USA) US National Team 101 Adrian Hanko (Ger) Solid Aclass Factory Team 102 Hans Lambert (Can) Norco World Team 103 Chris Kovarik (Aus) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 104 Andrew Neethling (RSA) GT Bicycle 105 Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate 106 Cody Warren (USA) US National Team Elite women 17 Anneke Beerten (Ned) MS-Intense Factory-Racing 18 Melissa Buhl (USA) 19 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) MS-Intense Factory-Racing 20 Anita Molcik (Aut) 4 Elements Yeti/Hotec/Rsp 21 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team 22 Caroline Buchanan (Aus) 23 Eva Castro Fernandez (Spa) 24 Neven Steinmetz (USA) 25 Angelika Hohenwarter (Aut) 26 Joanna Petterson (RSA) 27 Jessica Vogt (USA)