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10th Mount Sdom Bike Race - E1

Israel, November 13, 2004

2003 results     Results    Past Winners

Road strategy for home win

Last year the Mount Sdom Bike race was the last chance to gain UCI points for an Olympic berth so international riders dominated, leaving the locals out of top 10 (and the cash prizes). This year the four top local elite riders had decided to use road tactics on the not so technical course. They attacked in turns and finally managed to get rid of Irish Richie McCauley as well as Cypriot Marios Athanasiadis. But by then only two of the Israelis were left to sprint it out with Doron Amitz edging out the reigning national champion Eyal Steinitz.

In the women's race, last year's winner Ivonne Kraft returned for another victory after dominating the race. On a relaxed final lap she allowed Elina Sophocleous of Cyprus to catch her but in the sprint the 34 year old German was merciless.


Women, 32 km

1 Ivonne Kraft (Ger)
2 Elina Sophocleous (Cyp)

Men, 40 km

1 Doron Amitz (Isr)        1.44.00
2 Eyal Steinitz (Isr)         0.01

Past winners

     Men                             Women

2003 Phillip Tavell (Swe)            Ivonne Kraft (Ger)
2002 Elan Edelson (Isr)              Jindriska Bejstova (Cze)
2001 Doron Amitz (Isr)               Laurie Kopens (Isr)
2000 Doron Pecketz (Isr)             Laurie Kopens (Isr)
1999 Kirk Molday (USA)               Laurie Kopens (Isr)
1998 Travis Brown (USA)              Laurie Kopens (Isr)
1997 Edo Sirkin (Isr)                Laurie Kopens (Isr)
1996 Elan Edelson (Isr)              Laurie Kopens (Isr)