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MTB World Cup XC #4 & DH #2 - CDM - CDM

Vallnord, Andorra, May 31-June 1, 2008

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Race 4 - May 31: Elite women 4X

Beerten takes women's four cross

By Luke Webber in Vallnord, Andorra

The women’s podium, complete with
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Dutchwoman Anneke Beerten (MS-Intense Factory-Racing) was the only rider not named Atherton to win a gravity race in this weekend's World Cup when she took out the women's four cross ahead of Japan's Mio Suemasa (MS-Intense Factory-Racing). Beerten dominated proceedings to retain her leaders' jersey for the overall. Mio Suemasa returned to the podium in second place following an out-of-sorts performance at round one and marked her intentions to challenge for the overall.


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1 Anneke Beerten (Ned) MS-Intense Factory-Racing
2 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) MS-Intense Factory-Racing
3 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team
4 Anita Molcik (Aut) 4 Elements Yeti/Hotec/Rsp
5 Diana Marggraff (Ecu) 
6 Katarina Tothova (Cze) 
7 Angelika Hohenwarter (Aut) 
8 Melissa Buhl (USA) 
9 Joanna Petterson (RSA) 
10 Kathleen Pruitt (USA) 
11 Rachel Seydoux (Swi) 
12 Elisa Canepa (Ita) Playbiker - Iron Horse
13 Eva Castro Fernandez (Spa) 
14 Neven Steinmetz (USA)