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Gran Premi Massi-Copa Catalana #2 - 2

Corró d'Amunt, Spain, March 25, 2007

2006 Results  Results 

Torsten and Hundertmark take second round

New overall leaders emerge

The Alb-Gold team dominated the second race of the Gran Premi Massi Mountain Bike International Catalan Cup, getting the two first spots in the podium with Marx Torsten in first and Käb Jochen in second. Martí Gispert (Spiuk-Tau) took third. In the women's race, German Heike Hundertmark (Barna Power'S) won the race, in front of two Massi riders: Anna Villar and Sandra Santanyes.

After a short, explosive individual time trial raced Saturday afternoon, 400 racers awoke to cloudy skies, but no rain, for Sunday morning's cross country at Corró d'Amunt. They'd come to take on one of the hardest tracks of the series.

German rider Marx Torsten (Team ALB Gold) escaped off the front. During the first lap, Torsten was able to open a small gap of around seven seconds on Israel Nuñez and Martí Gispert (Spiuk-Tau), and 10 seconds on the other chase group, formed by Oriol Morata (Inpanasa), Marc Trayter (Spiuk-Tau), Joan Llordella (Ambisist) and the Argentinian Xavier Gasco (Massi).

As the kilometers went by, the positions became more clear, with Tortsten and his teammate Jochen Käss leading the race together with Gispert. Behind them, the fight for the fourth position was very intense, with a group of eight riders changing positions throughout the race. The time differences in the top ten riders were within 3.5 minutes, and victory was not clear until the last lap, where the strategy of the Alb-Gold riders worked perfectly and Gispert could not beat them.

The Alb-Gold riders took turns attacking Gispert. In the last meters of the race, Torsten gave it all and won the race in 1:39:47. Käss was second, just a few seconds behind his colleague. Gispert ended up in third position, six seconds behind the winner. Fourth went to Núñez (1:40:24) and fifth position to Nicolas Filippi, from team Veloroc Availlon, stopping the clock at 1:40:28.

At the finish line, winner Marx Torsten said, "I am very happy for the individual victory, and for the image of the whole team. It was a very technical circuit and although I was feeling really strong in the flat and uphill sections, I was losing some time in the descent."

Third placed Gispert (Spiuk-Tau) said, "I have fought all through the race for the victory, although Torsten was really strong. In the last lap, I have realized that it would be difficult to get my third victory in a row in Corró d’Amunt. However, I have felt really good, although I still have to increase my muscle ressistance."

German rider Heike Hundertmark dominated the women's race. In the first lap, she opened a gap ahead of three chasing Massi riders: Sandra Santanyes, Anna Villar, and Mercè Tussell. Cristina Mascarreras (Spiuk-Tau) winner in 2006 and 2005 editions, could not follow the pace and did not contend for a podium position. Hundertmark held her lead throughout the race, although Villar did a spectacular last lap and ultimately decreased the time gap to Hundertmark. Villar was finished second, just in front of her teammate Santanyes.

The GP Massi 2007 has new overall leaders after this second race. Sandra Santanyes (Massi) and Martí Gispert (Spiuk-TAU) now hold the lead after this weekend's double race.

The next raceof the series, a UCI Category 1 event, happens in downtown Barcelona on April 15.

Photography

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Results

Elite men
 
1 Marx Torsten (Team Alb-Gold)             1.39.47
2 Käb Jochen (Team Alb-Gold)                  0.02
3 Martí Gispert (Spiuk-Tau Ceramic)           0.06
4 Israel Nuñez (Massi)                        0.37
5 Nicolas Filippi (Veloroc Availlon)          0.41
6 Oriol Morata (Inpanasa)                     1.08
7 Carlos Coloma (Spiuk-Tau Ceramic)           1.29
8 Genze Hannes (Team Alb-Gold)                1.57
9 Joan Llordella (Ambisist-Disarp)            2.25
10 Marc Trayter (Spiuk-Tau Ceramic)           3.16
11 Ismael Ventura (Medina Competic)           4.00
12 Sergio Mantecon (Massi)                    4.43
13 Juanpedro Trujillo (Massi)                 6.15
14 Roger Argelaguer (Bonavista)               6.30
15 Jordi Carnicer (Tot Bike)                  7.15
16 David Pons (Habital)                       7.36
17 Guillem Muñoz (Habital)                    7.50
18 David Molinero (Freebike-St.Jordi)         8.12
19 David Escolar (De Esqui Caja)              8.31
20 Pablo Egeda (Ayala Team)                   9.56
21 Xavier Viñas (Massi)                       9.57
22 Christian Collados (Freebike-St.Jordi)    11.30
23 Carles Valls (Bonavista)                  11.32
24 Josep Amill (Coluer-Oki-Manava)           11.59
25 Joséjuan Marrase (Central Tuning)         12.33
26 Arlesdejes Tabares (Cai)                  12.57
27 Josep Almendros (Freebike-St.Jordi)       13.02
28 Arnau Rota (Escapa Club)                  13.13
29 Miguel Alia (Barna Power´S)               15.41
30 Ivan Navarro (Odena-Cicles Anoi)          15.59
31 Jordi Cugat (Coluer-Oki-Manava)           16.03
32 Isaka Delafuent (Cmaquina Bike)           16.26
33 Miguelangel Rubio (Tot Bici Caldes)       16.33
34 Ivan Segarra (Morenito-Colon In)          16.51
35 Eugeni Serra (Habital)                    18.15
36 Jordi Palomares (Ambisist-Disarp)         19.39
37 Miguel Saez (Saunier Duval)               20.03
38 Oscar Berral (El Corredor)                20.12
39 Oriol Casas (Cat Bike)                    21.11
40 Guillem Busquets (Haribo)                 21.26
41 Isaac Riera (Odena-Cicles Anoi)           21.40
42 Bernat Cañellas (Odena-Cicles Anoi)       21.46
43 Francisco Lopez (Btt Premia De D)         21.56
44 Albert Turne (Mobiplus Andorra)           21.59
45 Ernest Cubi (Strabike)                    22.04
46 Xavier Nadal (Inpanasa)                   22.36
47 Jaume Ribosa (Barna Power´S)              22.43
48 Xavier Vilajosana (Cicles Ayats-Guix)     22.55
49 Genis Cinca (Segre- Moto C)               23.04
50 Ignaci Vilajosana (Cicles Ayats-Guix)     23.24
51 Andreu Valldeperez (Viveros Alcanar)      24.03
52 Marc Reynes (Nineta.Com)                  24.25
53 Segio Garcia (Bike Tandem)                25.49
54 Gabriel Cardeñosa (Tot Bici Caldes)       25.55
55 Alberto Perez (Freebike-St.Jordi)         26.38
56 Jordi Sanmartin (Starbike-Ghost)          27.02
57 Albert Juvanteny (Voltrega)               27.16
58 Miguelangel Ferrús (Foresbike.Com)        27.27
59 Dani Rubio (Medina-Llagostera)            28.30
60 Jaime Ibañez (Odena-Cicles Anoi)          28.49
61 Guillem Marti (Illes Balears)             29.34
62 Xavier Clopes (Probike Team)              30.19
63 Carles Domingo (Pacalo La Jabugue)        32.44
64 Xavier Gascon (Btt Premia De Dal)         34.26
65 Jordi Lleixa (Bicisport Auban)            35.02
66 Nicolas Porras (Ayala Team)               39.06
67 Francisco De (Morenito-Colon In)          40.04
68 Francesc Grau (Bicisport Auban)           40.08
69 Ruben Menendez (Bicisprint-Dolsar)        40.32
70 Ramon Torres (Ayala Team)                 40.37
71 Federico Lorenzo (Medina-Llagostera)      41.38
72 Victormanue Garcia (Litoplex-+Bici)       41.53
73 Joaquim Roca (Pacalo La Jabugue)          49.58
74 Marc Torres (Pacalo - La Jabug)           50.00
 
Elite women
 
1 Heike Hundertmark (Barna Power'S)        1.31.33
2 Anna Villar (Massi)                         0.21
3 Sandra Santanyes (Massi)                    1.08
4 Mercé Tusell (Massi)                        4.43
5 Cristina Mascarreras (Spiuk-Tau Ceramic)    7.09
6 Neus Parcerisas (Ambisist)                 10.11
7 Beth Serrano (Coluer-Oki-Manava)           13.49
8 Mariona Catedra (Cycles Ayats-Guix)        16.07
9 Mercè Pacios (Bicisprint-Dolsar)           18.52
10 Nuria Lauco (Barna Power´S)               21.52
11 Caroline Lavoie (Bicisprint-Dolsar)       23.38
12 Carme Rial (Gironella)                    25.52
13 Marta Viladoms (Habital)                  37.20
14 Emma Marti (Bike Tandem)                  54.23
 
Under 23 men
 
1 Dario Gasco (Massi)                      1.41.46
2 Marc Colom (Calvisson Egobike)              2.53
3 Eric Diaz (Ambisist-Disarp)                 3.00
4 Jose Lopez (Coluer-Oki-Manava)             13.01
5 Enric Permanyer (Sanejament Sole)          20.47
6 Sergi Pujabet (Odena-Cicles Anoi)          24.12
7 Rafel Pedret (Probike Team)                25.01
8 Oscar Sabiote (Freebike-St.Jordi)          25.45
9 Aitor Salvado (Sant Celoni)                32.45
10 Eloy Ceuma (Bicisport Auban)              35.33
 
Under 23 women
 
1 Meritxell Roca (Odena-Cicles Anoi)       1.55.20
2 M´Delmar Sancho (Massi)                     3.10
3 Núria Figueras (Figueras Ktm)              20.34
4 Judith Franch (Ambisist)                   38.24
 
Under 21 men
 
1 Josepmª Puigpinos (Odena-Cicles Anoi)    1.49.10
2 Joanmarc Perarnau (Massi)                   1.32
3 Davidanchu Kolgl (Es Xeballi)               4.49
4 Carlos Portilla (Coluer-Oki-Manava)         5.48
5 Arnau Pericas (Morenito-Colon In)           8.32
6 Oliver Aviles (Spiuk-Tau Ceramic)           8.49
7 Noel Trillo (Coluer-Oki-Manava)            11.18
8 Arnau Planas (Bike Tandem)                 16.13
9 Fco.Javier Bravo (Bicisprint-Dolsar)       16.30
10 Andres Romero (Illes Balears)             19.26
11 Joel Martinez (Mobiplus Andorra)          20.19
12 Oriol Badia (Segre- Moto C)               21.02
13 Alvaro Herrera (Bicisprint-Dolsar)        22.14
14 Marc Vivas (Bicisprint-Dols)              23.55
15 Clement Martin (Calvisson Egobike)        25.43
16 Daniel Pages (Montornes)                  29.15
17 Eloi Preckler (Massi)                     33.35
 
Junior men
 
1 Umbert Almenara (Freebike-St.Jordi)      1.21.04
2 Enrique Morcillo (Illes Balears)            3.14
3 Francesc Guerra (Dr. Bike Racing)           3.26
4 Carles Moliner (Haribo)                     3.55
5 Eliseojoaqu Narvaez (Facpyr)                4.34
6 Guillem Pujols (Ambisist-Disarp)            4.47
7 Cristofer Bosque (Habital)                  5.45
8 Marti Noguera (Ambisist-Disarp)             6.16
9 Albert Aubet (Segre- Moto C)                6.19
10 Roberto Martinez (Kandani)                 6.45
11 Jordi Camps (Inpanasa)                     8.21
12 Adrià Valls (C.C. Daro)                   11.06
13 Miquel Salom (Illes Balears)              11.39
14 Cristofer Arjona (Habital)                13.31
15 Víctor Perez (Sappysport)                 14.37
16 Francesc Salceo (Freebike St.Jordi)       15.04
17 David Adan (Segre- Moto C)                15.36
18 Oscar Robledillo (Tres Campanar)          17.23
19 Marc Casals (Radical Inter)               18.07
20 Raul Cots (Btt Premia De Dal)             18.10
21 Robert Alcalde (Sappy Sport)              26.06
22 Javier Muñoz (Litoplex-+Bici)             28.37
23 Hector Farras (Bicisprint-Dolsar)         28.46
24 Daniel Calafell (Litoplex-+Bici)          31.07
25 Josemiguel Soto (Illes Balears)           40.42
26 Pau Crous (Motobike Gili -)               44.17
27 Eduardo Recasens (Massi)                  45.58
28 Albert Granero (Ateneu S.Quir)            47.29
 
Junior women
 
1 Margarita Garcia (Massi)                 1.10.23
 
Masters 30+
 
1 Francescxa Carnicer (Massi)              1.20.48
2 Josep Betalu (Central Tuning)               1.15
3 Xavier Benito (Habital)                     2.54
4 Enric Ramoneda (Tot Vici En Bici)           4.24
5 Xavier Roca (Morenito-Colon In)             4.39
6 Jordi Garrido (Coluer-Oki-Manava)           4.42
7 Eduard Filba (Rocabikes)                    5.17
8 Diego Fernandez (Medina Competic)           5.19
9 Agustí Martinez (Inpanasa)                  6.33
10 Xavi Luceño (Bike Tandem)                  6.49
11 Alberto Gavilan (Medina Competic)          6.57
12 Manuel Garcia (Renault)                    7.13
13 Joséjuan Vizcarro (Central Tuning)         7.40
14 Ferran Ros (Specialized)                   7.43
15 Toni Pacios (Bicisprint-Dolsar)            7.51
16 Benet Montero (Ambisist-Disarp)            7.53
17 Josep Franco (Sanejament Sole)             8.09
18 Alejo Moya (Coluer-Oki-Manava)             8.21
19 Antonio Moreno (Bicisprint-Dolsar)         8.27
20 Gustavo Dacosta (Tot Bici Caldes)          8.48
21 Luis Juan (Action)                         9.30
22 Francesc Ivern (Bon Aire)                  9.31
23 Arturo Alvarez (Bicisprint-Dolsar)         9.51
24 David Latorre (Habital)                    9.56
25 Alberto Jimenez (Medina Competic)         10.48
26 Rafael Sanchez (Rocabikes)                10.53
27 Gerardo Sala (Bi 6)                       11.35
28 Antonio Gil (Coluer-Oki-Manava)           11.39
29 Sergio Garcia (Bike Ñeke)                 11.44
30 David Caballe (Central Tuning)            11.55
31 Enric Teixido (Dr. Bike Racing)           12.10
32 David Ramon (A.Voramar El Ga)             12.12
33 Xevi Cubi (Starbike-Ghost)                12.18
34 Albert Marrodan (Sant Celoni)             12.50
35 Diegoaniba Boursiac (Pinarello)           12.52
36 José Caldas (Medina-Llagostera)           12.54
37 Carlos Torrente (Different Bikes)         13.25
38 Antoni Garcia (Habital)                   13.52
39 Salvador Mora (C.C. Daro)                 14.41
40 Timowolfg Hoderlein (Alcor)                    
41 David Cuñat (Habital)                     14.49
42 Jaume Deumal (El Corredor)                14.55
43 David Carneros (Dr. Bike Racing)          15.17
44 Manel Martinez (Ravet Bike)               15.56
45 Pedro Sanchez (Om Bicis)                  16.23
46 Guillem Ruiz (Cau De La Bic)              16.32
47 Francisco Muelas (Espais 28)              16.36
48 Jordi Corominas (Gironella)               16.38
49 Alfonso Perez (Freebike-St.Jordi)         16.41
50 Josep Escobar (Espais 28)                 17.13
51 Josepmaria Mir (Habital)                  17.24
52 Alfonso Zafra (Bicisprint-Dolsar)         17.53
53 Jordi Ruiz (Habital)                      18.44
54 Mario Roldan (Medina-Llagostera)          19.13
55 Sergi Lopez (Rocabikes)                   20.07
56 Xavier Latorre (Habital)                  20.45
57 Angeleladio Nuñez (Cau De La Bic)         20.52
58 Felip Roquet (Costa Bykes - S)            21.10
59 Juanfco. Mercado (Morenito-Colon In)      21.17
60 Jorge Poyatos (Trujillo)                  21.27
61 Carlos Gracia (Probike Team)              22.19
62 Joséanton Horcajada (Medina Competic)     23.16
63 Antonio Caballero (Coluer-Oki-Manava)     24.02
64 Pedro Alarcon (Bon Aire)                  25.51
65 Marc Andres (Bombers Acd)                 26.22
66 Manuel Perello (Diferentbikes R)          28.55
67 Sergi Martinez (Valbuena)                 29.08
68 Joan Delgado (Mobiplus Andorra)           29.27
69 Angel Moreno (Bicisprint-Dolsar)          30.43
70 Ignacio Costa (Barna Power´S)             30.57
71 Jordi Flores (Barna Power´S)              32.11
72 Josepenric Agusti (Cambrils- Pc)          32.24
73 German Camp (Tot Bici)                    32.27
74 Albert Vera (Litoplex-+Bici)              34.32
75 Leandro Cucalon (C.C. Oscense)            35.22
76 Marc Villar (Ayala Team)                  39.42
77 Sergi Comino (Ayala Team)                 40.03
78 Jesus Diez (#NAME?)                       41.24
79 Miguelangel Garcia (Bicisprint-Dolsar)    41.42
 
Cadets
 
1 Marc Casellas (Ambisist-Disarp)            59.31
2 Adria Noguera (Ambisist-Disarp)             1.13
3 Francesc Zurita (Freebike-St.Jordi)         2.57
4 Carlos Sabadell (Tot Bici La Pal)           3.20
5 Jorda Cullell (Remiendos)                   3.39
6 Xavier Domenech (Bicisprint-Dolsar)         4.47
7 Josep Nadal (Coluer-Oki-Manava)             5.47
8 Jordi Canillas (Litoplex-+Bici)             6.16
9 Adria Pujol (Haribo)                        6.23
10 Xavier Canton (Solsones- Btt)              6.26
11 Cristian Astals (Bicisprint-Dols)          6.28
12 Rafel Sastre (Illes Balears)               7.10
13 Oriol Domenech (Btt Premia De Dal)         7.39
14 Manel Tirado (Nineta.Com)                  8.04
15 Eric Sabata (Habital)                      8.10
16 Diosdado Hidalgo (Bicisprint-Dolsar)       8.36
17 Aitor Arroyo (Spais 28)                    8.42
18 Joan Quintana (Ambisist-Disarp)            8.45
19 Sergio Castilla (Espais 28)                8.55
20 Bernat Carbones (Nineta.Com)               9.13
21 Carlos Hidalgo (Bicisprint-Dolsar)        10.50
22 Daniel Rodriguez (Ghost)                  11.49
23 Marcos Ruiz (Medina Competic)             16.51
24 Sergi Moreno (Bicisprint-Dolsar)          22.55
25 David Tapia (Bikeñeke Biciav)             27.21
 
Female cadets
 
1 Judit Rosanas (Ambisist)                 1.35.12
 
Veterans 40+
 
1 Fco.Javier Salamero (Ambisist-Disarp)      55.40
2 Eduardo Blasco (Odena-Cicles Anoi)          3.15
3 Xavier Marti (Ambisist-Disarp)              3.57
4 Francisco Guerra (Dr. Bike Racin)           4.12
5 Lluis Julia (Coalp Aluminis)                4.24
6 Javier Navarro (Medina Competic)            4.37
7 Pere Batllori (Haribo)                      4.56
8 Juancarlos Vizcaino (Ripoll)                5.25
9 Emili Soler (Bike Tandem)                   5.27
10 Jaime Viñas (Cecoc-Recam Laser)            5.56
11 Jordi Cabana (Haribo)                      5.57
12 Juanjosé Galera (Bicisprint-Dolsar)        6.05
13 Ramon Rosanas (Ambisist-Disarp)            6.50
14 Lluís Pons (Tot Vici En Bici)              6.57
15 Francisco Pozo (Medina Competic)           7.06
16 Jose Hidalgo (Bicisprint-Dolsar)           7.27
17 Francisco Martinez (Bonavista)             8.07
18 Jacint Franch (Tot Vici En Bici)           8.19
19 Jorge Torras (El Diari)                    8.21
20 David Gonzalez (Morenito-Colon In)         8.24
21 Francisco Espejo (Dr. Bike Racing)         8.54
22 Miquel Calm (Nineta.Com)                   9.32
23 José Martin (Martorell Bik)                9.58
24 Alejandro Manzano (Pukso-Vila Bike)       10.30
25 Jordi Corominas (Cat Bike)                10.35
26 Jordi Miquel (Bicisprint-Dolsar)          11.07
27 Antonio Aznar (Cecoc-Recam Laser)         11.14
28 Josepantoni Moya (Ravet Bike)             11.39
29 Domingo Corral (Morenito-Colon)           11.49
30 Narciso Barranco (C.C. Boscos M)          11.52
31 Daniel Moreno (Morenito-Colon In)         11.56
32 Francisco Reyes (Trujillo)                12.11
33 Josep Corominas (Cat Bike)                12.55
34 David Verdaguer (Coluer-Oki-Manava)       13.28
35 Carlesjosep Nadal (Cicles Tena)           13.33
36 Pere Moyano (Cecoc-Recam Laser)           13.44
37 Jesus Martinez (Sanejament Sole)          13.56
38 Fernando Alonso (Litoplex-+Bici)          14.38
39 Javier Auñon (Barna Power´S)              14.50
40 Ricard Argenter (Costa Bykes - S)         15.15
41 Juanjose Jimenez (Bicisprint-Dols)        15.26
42 Leo Juan (Action)                         15.41
43 Pere Schmidt (Massegur-Bici O)            15.47
44 Joan Quintana (Ambisist-Disarp)           15.54
45 Joseluis Guerrero (Dr. Bike Racing)       16.02
46 Rosendo Poyatos (Terrabike)               17.58
47 Xavier Ruiz (Btt Premia De Dal)           18.08
48 Francesc Homs (Cc Granollers)             18.35
49 Jaume Badosa (Cassa)                      19.27
50 Bernardo Flores (Medina Competic)         20.49
51 Tomas Herencia (Morenito-Colon In)        21.00
52 Joan Alvarez (Habital)                    21.45
53 Isidre Serra (Bicisprint-Dols)            24.06
54 Ramon Sanchez (Martorell Bik)             25.15
55 Antoni Costa (Bicisprint-Dolsar)          34.05
 
Veterans 50-60
 
1 Juan Sanchez (Tot Vici En Bici)          1.01.27
2 Joan Carbones (Nineta.Com)                  1.50
3 Ricardo Veladel (Kandani)                   4.54
4 Rafel Corrales (Bicisprint-Dolsar)          5.24
5 Antonio Godoy (Bicisprint-Dolsar)           5.40
6 Miquel Parera (Ravet Bike)                  7.16
7 Manuel Muñoz (Bike Tandem)                  7.28
8 Climent Hernandez (Freebike-St.Jordi)       8.24
9 Jose Soler (Cycles Ayats-Guix)              9.19
10 Aurelio Rodriguez (Morenito-Colon In)     10.03
11 Carlos Mascarreras (Tot Vici En Bici)     11.25
12 Julio Valera (Specialized)                15.16
13 Juan Izquierdo (Cat Bike)                 15.47
14 Marcelinoje Puchol (Tot Vici En Bici)     16.49
15 Joaquim Colomer (Cat Bike)                21.24
16 Josep Figueras (Figueras Ktm)             24.27
17 Juan Parera (Ravet Bike)                  24.42
18 Federico Lorenzo (Medina-Llagostera)      25.39
19 Eugeni Domingo (Cat Bike)                 46.25
 
Teams classification
 
1 Fornells- Btt,Ambisist-Disarp                562 pts
2 Palou Cc,Massi                               522
3 Spiuk-Tau Ceramica,Spiuk-Tau C               395
4 Manresa,Habital                              326
5 Costa Daurada,Coluer-Oki-Manav               278
6 Bicisprint,Bicisprint-Dols                   256
7 Freebike Ce,Freebike-St.Jordi                254
8 Barna Power´S,Barna Power´S                  242
9 Eddy Mur,Odena-Cicles Anoia                  213
10 Banyoles,Haribo                             186
11 Bike Tandem C,Bike Tandem                   168
12 Illes Balears,Illes Balears                 141
13 Morenito,Morenito-Colon Int                 114
14 Pedal Sports,Ayala Team                      36
15 S.C. Andorra,Mobiplus Andorra                25