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MTB World Cup Marathon #1 - CDM

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, March 16-17, 2007

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Race 3 - March 17: Elite Women Marathon, 77km

Sundstedt wins in Gran Canaria

Pia Sundstedt (Fin) crosses the finish line
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Finn Pia Sundstedt won the elite women's race at the Mountain Bike World Cup Marathon opener in Gran Canaria after racing a 77km course in 3:27:17. The German Ivonne Kraft and the Frenchwoman Helene Marcouyre, took second and third spots.

Sundstedt was hands-down the pre-race favorite, and she finished more than five minutes ahead of second. She said she found it hard to dominate her rivals during the race, yet she lead through every checkpoint throughout the race. By the second control point she had the race under control. At this point, Swiss rider Anna Enocsson retired. Enocsson had finished third in the 2005 Marathon World Cup and was another favorite for the victory.


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1 Pia Sundstedt (Fin)           3.27.17
2 Ivonne Kraft (Ger)               5.37
3 Helene Marcouyre (Fra)           6.01
4 Esther Süss (Swi)                6.22
5 Asa Erlandsson (Swe)            10.47
6 Daniela Louis (Swi)             13.08
7 Blaza Klemencic (Slo)           14.27
8 Barbora Radova (Cze)            15.23
9 Fabienne Heinzmann (Swi)        16.01
10 Alexandra Hober (Ita)          19.51
11 Katrin Schwing (Ger)           20.39
12 Marielle Saner (Swi)           28.52
13 Klaartje Legtenberg (Ned)      32.38
14 Hannah Myerscough (Swe)        32.51
15 Ruth Hagen (Aut)               35.22
16 Monika Derntl (Aut)            37.58
17 Milena Landtwing (Swi)         39.27
18 Andrea Kuster (Swi)            44.39
19 Andrea Hiller (Ger)            47.26
20 Linda Bahr (Nor)               51.03
21 Tone Kristin Larsen (Nor)    1.18.15
22 Daniela Carvalho (Por)       1.30.52
23 Abigail Armstrong (GBr)      1.32.17