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August 9/19 16:16 pm - Van der Poel Takes Fifth Short Track Win


Posted by Editoress on 08/9/19
 

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) proved once again that he is untouchable in the World Cup short track event, taking his fifth win in six races at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, on Friday.  The only one he hasn't won this year was at Andorra, a race he didn't attend.  Leandre Bouchard (Pivot Cycles-OTE) was the top Canadian in 17th, despite a crash, while Peter Disera (Norco Factory) was 24th.

 

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Held on a tight, twisty circuit at 1500 metres of altitude, a large group was still in contention with four laps to, before world champion and World Cup leader Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) accelerated.  Only van der Poel and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory) were able to go with him, and van der Poel took over the pace setting for the final two laps.  In the final lap, Avancini attacked on a climb and van der Poel immediately countered, pulling away from the Brazilian to cruise across the finish line.  Schurter took third.

 

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"It is a good feeling [to win so many short tracks], but every one has been pretty hard to win," said van der Poel.  "Nino was really strong today, and he did a different tactic than what I am used to from him; pulling all during the race and making it really hard.  I'm really satisfied with my season; I've made the step up to be with the top guys.  Winning two [XCO] World Cups so far and the European XCO championship; it's been a fantastic season for me on the mountain bike."

With his win, van der Poel has pulled to within 71 points of Schurter, with Avancini maintaining his third place in the standings.  Disera remains 16th overall, while Bouchard moves up five spots to 42nd.

 

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Results

Men, 10 laps
1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus 0:20:07
2 Henrique Avancini (Bra) Cannondale Factory Racing at 0:01
3 Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-SRAM MTB Racing 0:05
4 Maxime Marotte (Fra) Cannondale Factory Racing 0:08
5 Luca Braidot (Ita) CS Carabinieri-Cicli Olympia-Vittoria 0:09
6 Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing 0:10
7 Victor Koretzky (Fra) KMC-Ekoi-Orbea 0:14
8 Titouan Carod (Fra) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 0:15
9 Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Absolute-Absalon 0:16
10 Mathias Flueckiger (Sui) Thömus RN Swiss Bike Team 0:26
11 Erik Haegstad (Nor) 0:29
12 Nadir Colledani (Ita) Bianchi Countervail 0:30
13 Matthias Stirnemann (Sui) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team 0:32
14 Stephane Tempier (Fra) Bianchi Countervail 0:34
15 Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) Torpado Ursus 0:35
16 Georg Egger (Ger) 0:36
17 Leandre Bouchard (Can) Pivot Cycles-OTE 0:36
18 Jan Skarnitzl (Cze) Mitas Mercedes-Benz Praha Trek 0:37
19 Daniele Braidot (Ita) CS Carabinieri-Cicli Olympia-Vittoria 0:39
20 Jens Schuermans (Bel) Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret 0:42
21 Lars Forster (Sui) Scott-SRAM MTB Racing 0:43
22 Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Esp) Bh Templo Cafés Ucc 0:43
23 Anton Sintsov (Rus) Primaflor Mondraker Rotor 0:44
24 Peter Disera (Can) Norco Factory Team 0:51
25 Sebastian Fini Carstensen (Den) CST Sandd Bafang MTB Racing Team 1:01
26 Anton Cooper (NZl) Trek Factory Racing XC 1:03
27 Guilherme Gotardelo Muller (Bra) Cannondale Brasil Racing 1:07
28 Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) Volkswagen Samochody Uzytkowe MTB Team 1:10
29 Reto Indergand (Sui) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 1:15
30 Andras Parti (Hun) -1 lap
31 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Kross Racing Team -1 lap
32 David Valero Serran0 (Esp) MMR Factory Racing -1 lap
33 Gregor Raggl (Aut) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team -1 lap
34 Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) -1 lap
35 Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Dream Seeker MTB Racing Team -1 lap
36 Ben Oliver (NZl) Subway Nz MTB Hub -3 laps
37 Karl Markt (Aut) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team -5 laps
DNF Florian Vogel (Sui) KMC-Ekoi-Orbea
DNF Luiz Henrique Cocuzzi (Bra)
DNS Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Canada

 

 

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