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German National Mountain Bike Championships - CN

St. Märgen, Germany, July 19-20, 2008

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Race 5 - July 20: Elite Men Cross Country

Fumic grabs national title

The three German Olympians fully occupied the German elite men's national championship podium. Manuel Fumic attacked early and got away. Only Moritz Milatz was able to stay close to him but he couldn't catch Fumic, who won in a time of 1'36"38. Milatz was just 16 seconds behind.

Defending champion Wolfram Kurschat finished third. He had a bad start, but put out lots of energy to make a come back. He secured third place, but did not get to do battle with the top two for the title and finished almost two and a half minutes behind.

"Since my crash at the worlds I have problems with my broken small finger," said Fumic. "But yesterday I felt good and then I intended to try to put early pressure on my rivals. Now I showed that I'm the number one in Germany. It was Fumic's first national title in the elite category.


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Images by Armin M. Küstenbrück


1 Manuel Fumic (fumic.brothers.international)               1.36.38
2 Moritz Milatz (Multivan Merida Biking Team)                  0.16
3 Wolfram Kurschat (Topeak-Ergon Racing Team)                  2.25
4 Lado Fumic (fumic.brothers.international)                    4.18
5 Jochen Käß (Team ALB-GOLD Mountainbike)                      7.01
6 Tim Böhme (Team ALB-GOLD Mountainbike)                       7.38
7 Steffen Thum (Team MayerArbeitsbühnen / STEV)                8.14
8 René Tann (Team Fuji Bikes Europe)                           8.52
9 Robert Mennen (Team Fuji Bikes Europe)                       9.51
10 Hannes Genze (Team ALB-GOLD Mountainbike)                  12.16

Behind one lap

11 Christopher Maletz (Zweirad-Riese Racingteam)                   
12 Marc Odrosek (Team STORCK)                                      
13 Michael Stieglbauer (Team Steppenwolf)                          
14 Wilko Rochow (Team MayerArbeitsbühnen / STEV)                   
15 Robert Michaelis (Cannondale Bad Salzdetfurth ra)               
16 Jochen Coconcelli (Team Zwillingscraft)                         
17 Sebastian Bergmann (Ghost Racing Team)                          
18 Steffen Hannes Greger (Multivan Merida Road-Team)               
19 Stefan Danowski (Team TrengaDe)                                 
20 Michael Rieder (Ghost Racing Team)                              
21 Roland Golderer (Team TEXPA-Simplon)                            
22 Alexander Speisekorn (Team Nolte-Küchen)                        
23 Sebastian Weigel (Zweirad-Riese Racingteam)                     
24 Benjamin Brochhagen (Topeak-Ergon Racing Team)                  
25 Michael Wießner (URC Wals-Siezenheim)                           
26 Markus Werner (TBR-Factory-Team RSV 54 Venusb)                  
27 Torsten Walter (KölnerTriTeam01)                                

Behind two laps

28 Konstantin Henschen (NoTubes.revolutionsports.eu)