1 Aug 2017

#EuroMTB17, The new champions crowned in Darfo Boario Terme

The 2017 edition of the Mountain Bike European Championships in Darfo Boario Terme (Italy) ended with wins by Florian Vogel (Switzerland) in the Men’s Elite and the Ukrainian, Yana Belomoina (Women’s Elite).

Image credit: BettiniPhoto / UEC
BettiniPhoto / UEC

The Team Relay was the opening race of the competition with the victory of the Swiss riders, Filippo Colombo, Joel Roth, Linda Indergand, Alessandra Keller and Andri Frischknecht. The Swiss team won in 46” ahead of Denmark (Carstensen, Andersen, Bohe, Andreassen and Degn) and Italy (Kerschbaumer, Teocchi, Zanotti, Tovo and Colledani), third in 1’15”.

The Men’s Eliminator was won by the Frenchman, Titouan Perrin Garnier who triumphed in a particularly hard fought battle against the two great favourites of the previous day: the Austrian, Daniel Federspiel and the Dutch rider, Jeroen Van Eck. However, in the Women’s races the forecast was correct with the win by the Swiss, Kathrin Strinemann beating Barbora Prudkova (Czech Republic) and Anne Terpstra (Netherlands).

The Women’s Elite event was totally dominated by the Ukrainian rider, Yana Belomoina who won in a solo sprint beating the Swiss rider, Linda Indergand and the Norwegian, Gunn-Rita Dahle. No luck for the French rider, Pauline Ferrand Prevot who had to give up second place due to a puncture on the last lap.

Image credit: BettiniPhoto / UEC
Image credit: BettiniPhoto / UEC

The Men’s race was particularly exciting especially in the final, with a thrilling head to head between the Swiss rider, Florian Vogel and the Frenchman, Julien Absalon who after the fall of the Spaniard, Valero, battled against each other resulting in a win by the Swiss rider. Third place went to the German, Manuel Fumic.

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