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July 14/19 19:26 pm - Disera Sixth at Les Gets World Cup


Posted by Editoress on 07/14/19
 

Peter Disera (Norco Factory) had the best World Cup race of his career on Sunday in Les Gets, France, finishing just off the podium in sixth place after riding with the leaders for most of the race.  Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM), with a last lap attack, scored the 32nd career World Cup victory of his career, moving to within one win of Julien Absalon's all time record.

 

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Peter Disera

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The race proved to be tactical, with a select group forming at the front on the first lap.  Dry, dusty and hot conditions at 1200 metres of altitude on a circuit with lots of climbing seemed to make riders cautious from attacking too early.

A group formed containing Schurter, Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Torpado Ursus), Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory), Stephane Tempier (Bianchi Countervail), Ondrej Cink (Kross Racing), Jordan Sarrou (Absolite-Absalon), David Valero (MMR Factory) and Disera.  Significantly, World Cup number 2 ranked Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) did not make the lead group and seemed to been struggling from the start, dropping as low as 45th before finally recovering slightly in the last two laps to finish 16th.

 

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Avancini and Schurter

 

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Kerschbaumer and Schurter

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Avancini and Kerschbaumer did most of the work on the climbs, with Schurter content to follow.  Cink attacked on the fifth lap, splitting the group, with only Schurter, Avancini, Kerschbaumer and Tempier able to stay with him.  Kerschbaumer surged the next lap, dropping Tempier, and on the penultimate seventh lap Schurter went to the front for the first time, dropping everyone but Kerschbaumer.  He attacked again just before the start of the final lap, but Kerschbaumer clawed his way back, so Schurter backed off until the final climb of the race, and this time Kerschbaumer could not respond to Schurter's attack.  Avancini held on for third, just ahead of Tempier, who outsprinted Cink.

 

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Gerhard Kerschbaumer, Nino Schurter, Henrique Avancini

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"It was a tough race, a tough course, very physical," said Schurter, who won his first world title in Les Gets as a Junior back in 2004.  "Gerhard was super strong, and I was a bit surprised when I dropped him on the second last lap.  That gave me confidence that I was the strongest today.  On a physical track like this it is hard to get gaps, so for a long time it was an open race.  Today was a big step towards the overall title."

Disera joined the leaders on the second lap.  He was unable to respond to the surges on the climbs, but steadily rode his way back each time until the fifth lap.  Riding alone in seventh behind Sarrou, he caught the Frenchman on the seventh lap and closed to within 11 seconds of the final podium spot before losing a few seconds in the final lap.  Other Canadians struggled, with Andrew L'Esperance (Norco Factory) the only other one to finish on the same lap, in 60th.  Marc-Andre Fortier (Pivot Cycles-OTE) was 78th, Raphael Gagne (Team Canada) 92nd and Leandre Bouchard (Pivot Cycles-OTE) 107th.

"What a rad day.  Just wild," said Disera.  "I was apprehensive going into this race for a few reasons.  I had selected to race my Revolver HT [hardtail] this weekend, since the course was a climbing course with minimal features.  However, come short track day most of the men were on FS's [full suspension], so that kind of threw me off.  Reassuring was Sean after his stellar ride telling me that the HT climbs like a goat and the descents, however blown out, were just as fast.  He wasn't wrong.  Further, I just wasn't sure how the legs were going to be.  The short track was good but I felt a little flat.  I had been feeling good all week, like really good, and I was fearful I may have overdone it in prep."

 

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"Regardless, when the gun went off and my second row start launched me into the mix things, were good.  I fought very hard to make that front selection. I had good legs and didn't think twice about trying to get around guys.  For a few laps I was hanging on, in the mix but not quite able to move up into it. I was comfortable on the back of the group, but also at my limit."

"I would get gapped off slightly at the top of the climb through the bumpy grass.  There were some pitch changes so a yo-yo effect took place.  I needed the juice then to make a move into the group and save me from tail-gunning, but I sure didn't have it at that time.  After a few laps of descending all out and chasing on I was finally gapped off.  Not at all deterred, since I wasn't the only one and I would continue to chase as hard as I could and slowly pick my way closer to the podium."

"That last lap was wild.  Actually, the whole race was wild.  To say that I attacked on the last lap is a lie.  I attacked every lap.  I attacked for survival in that group.  I attacked on the second last lap to catch Sarrou.  I attacked on the last lap with everything after being told that Tempier looked cracked.  This, however, was not the case as he and Cink had an all out battle and I wasn't invited to the party."

"All in all, cannot complain.  Had the ride of my life.  Legs were great.  Head was quiet and focused - completely autonomous execution.  The podium would be cool but I'm 24 and we are only halfway through the World Cups!"

In the overall standings, Schurter now leads by 245 points, with Avancini moving into second ahead of van der Poel by 16 points.  Mathias Fluckiger (Thomus RN) drops to fourth overall from second, after finishing ninth.  Disera makes a big jump to tenth from 15th in the standings.

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Fincham Third in U23 Men World Cup at Les Gets
Smith Sixth at Les Gets World Cup

 

Results from Les Gets France

Elite Men, 8 laps (28.8 km)
1 Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott- SRAM MTB Racing 1:22:10
2 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) Torpado Ursus at 0:04
3 Henrique Avancini (Bra) Cannondale Factory Racing 0:38
4 Stephane Tempier (Fra) Bianchi Countervail 0:48
5 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Kross Racing Team 0:48
6 Peter Disera (Can) Norco Factory Team 1:08
7 Jens Schuermans (Bel) Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret 1:21
8 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Absolute-Absalon 1:22
9 Mathias Flueckiger (Sui) Thömus RN Swiss Bike Team 1:29
10 David Valero Serrano (Esp) MMR Factory Racing Team 1:46
11 Victor Koretzky (Fra) KMC- Ekoi- Orbea 2:00
12 Anton Sintsov (Rus) Primaflor Mondraker Rotor 2:27
13 Milan Vader (Ned) KMC- Ekoi- Orbea 2:38
14 Florian Vogel (Sui) KMC- Ekoi- Orbea 2:45
15 Luca Braidot (Ita) CS Carabinieri- Cicli Olympia- Vittoria 3:03
16 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon- Circus 3:13
17 Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing 3:13
18 Lars Forster (Sui) Scott- SRAM MTB Racing 3:21
19 Martins Blums (Lat) CST Sandd Bafang MTB Racing Team 3:22
20 Georg Egger (Ger) 3:38
21 Andri Frischknecht (Sui) Scott- SRAM MTB Racing 3:39
22 Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Esp) BH Templo Cafés Ucc 3:46
23 Matthias Stirnemann (Sui) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team 3:46
24 Reto Indergand (Sui) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 3:47
25 Luca Schwarzbauer (Ger) 4:04
26 Maxime Marotte (Fra) Cannondale Factory Racing 4:10
27 Jan Vastl (Cze) Superior XC Team 4:16
28 Thomas Litscher (Sui) KMC- Ekoi- Orbea 4:17
29 Sebastian Fini Carstensen (Den) CST Sandd Bafang MTB Racing Team 4:18
30 Keegan Swenson (USA) Stans/Pivot Pro Team Pb Maxxis
4:32
31 Karl Markt (Aut) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team 4:50
32 Ben Zwiehoff (Ger)
4:51
33 Thomas Griot (Fra) Massi 4:57
34 Lukas Flueckiger (Sui) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 5:07
35 Daniele Braidot (Ita) CS Carabinieri- Cicli Olympia- Vittoria 5:11
36 Anton Cooper (NZl) Trek Factory Racing XC 5:12
37 Fabian Giger (Sui) Superior XC Team 5:12
38 Andrea Tiberi (Ita) Santa Cruz FSA MTB Pro Team 5:30
39 Nicola Rohrbach (Sui) 5:33
40 Hugo Drechou (Fra) Massi 5:42
41 Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Mitas Mercedes- Benz Praha Trek 5:42
42 Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Santa Cruz FSA MTB Pro Team 6:13
43 Alan Hatherly (RSA) Specialized Racing 6:16
44 Martin Fanger (Sui) 6:24
45 Markus Schulte-Lunzum (Ger) Bike Way Racing Team 6:32
46 Noah Blochlinger (Sui) Fischer- BMC 6:55
47 Erik Haegstad (Nor) 6:59
48 Martin Loo (Est) Elios Code Factory Racing 7:02
49 Titouan Carod (Fra) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 7:29
50 Grant Ferguson (GBr) 7:33
51 Guy Sessler (Isr) Bike Way Racing Team 7:44
52 Nicholas Pettina' (Ita) CS Carabinieri- Cicli Olympia- Vittoria 7:49
53 Ivan Filatov (Rus) 7:51
54 Maxime Loret (Fra) Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret 7:53
55 Denis Fumarola (Ita) KTM Protek Dama 7:53
56 David Menut (Fra) Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret 7:54
57 Severin Disch (Sui) 8:08
58 Mirko Tabacchi (Ita) 8:23
59 Lorenzo Pellegrini (Ita) Vallerbike 8:35
60 Andrew L'Esperance (Can) Norco Factory Team 8:48
61 Simon Vitzthum (Sui) 9:08
62 Mario Costa (Por) 9:31
63 Nick Vanpol (Bel) -1 lap
64 Florian Chenaux (Sui) -1 lap
65 Erno Mccrae (Bel) -1 lap
66 Christian Pfaffle (Ger) -1 lap
67 Daniel James Mcconnell (Aus) Primaflor Mondraker Rotor -1 lap
68 Andrin Beeli (Sui) -1 lap
69 Martin Gluth (Ger) Superior XC Team -1 lap
70 Joshua Dubau (Fra) Sunn Factory Racing -1 lap
71 Tom Bell (GBr) -1 lap
72 Mattia Setti (Ita) -1 lap
73 Davide Clerici (Ita) -1 lap
74 Moritz Bscherer (Aut) -1 lap
75 David Rosa (Por) Massi -1 lap
76 Zdenek Vobecky (Cze) -2 laps
77 Marc Andre Fortier (Can) Pivot Cycles- OTE -2 laps
78 Bruno Vitali (Sui) -2 laps
79 Bastien Rolland (Fra) -2 laps
80 Rob Vanden Haesevelde (Bel) -2 laps
81 Ben Oliver (NZl) Subway NZ MTB Hub -2 laps
82 Jordan Meier (Fra) VTT VCA Anjos -2 laps
83 Maximilian Foidl (Aut) JB Brunex Felt Factory Team -2 laps
84 Adrien Chenaux (Sui) -2 laps
85 Leo Lhomme (Sui) -2 laps
86 Edoardo Bonetto (Ita) -2 laps
87 Joseph De Poortere Emelien (Fra) -2 laps
88 Anthony Zaragoza (Fra) Cube Pro Fermetures Sefic -2 laps
89 Lucas Dubau (Fra) Sunn Factory Racing -2 laps
90 Harold Flandre (Fra) -2 laps
91 Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Canada -2 laps
92 Anthony Ralle (Fra) -2 laps
93 Kevin Panhuyzen (Bel) -3 laps
94 Samuel Gaze (NZl) Specialized Racing -3 laps
95 Raphael Gay (Fra) Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret -3 laps
96 Jan Schar (Sui) -3 laps
97 Thibaud Saint Guilhem (Fra) -3 laps
98 Sebastian Jayne (Aus) -3 laps
99 Vincent Sibille (Fra) Team Vosges VTT -3 laps
100 Pedro Rodriguez Mesa (Esp) -3 laps
101 Antoine Orchampt (Fra) -3 laps
102 Fabien Bragagia (Fra) -3 laps
103 Rodolphe Lestievent (Fra) Sunn Factory Racing -3 laps
104 Ingvar Omarsson (Isl) -3 laps
105 Cyril Bourdon (Fra) -3 laps
106 Leandre Bouchard (Can) Pivot Cycles- OTE -4 laps
107 Arthur Tropardy (Fra) -4 laps
108 Remi Groslambert (Fra) -4 laps
109 David Duggan (GBr) -4 laps
110 Tumelo Makae (Les) The Sufferfest African Dream Team -4 laps
111 Wout Alleman (Bel) Elios Code Factory Racing -5 laps
112 Clement Noel (Fra) -5 laps
DNF Nadir Colledani (Ita) Bianchi Countervail  
DNF Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) Volkswagen Samochody Uzytkowe MTB Team  
DNF Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Esp) Kross Racing Team  
DNF Pablo Rodriguez Guede (Esp) Primaflor Mondraker Rotor  
DNF Jakub Zamrozniak (Pol) JBG- 2 Cryospace  
DNS Gregor Raggl (Aut) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team

 

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Fincham Third in U23 Men World Cup at Les Gets
Smith Sixth at Les Gets World Cup

 

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