14. Juli 2014

Victory for Gerhard Kerschbaumer in the Val Gardena HERO XCO

Gerhard Kerschbaumer was the winner of the VAL GARDENA HERO XCO which was held at Monte Pana in Santa Cristina yesterday morning.
Lisa Rabensteiner came home triumphant in the womens category.

Saturday’s VAL GARDENA HERO XCE and yesterday’s cross country race will be part of the event next year when the UCI mountain bike Marathon World Championships will take place here in the Dolomites in June 2015.
The Organising Committee of the Sellaronda HERO is sure that: «It will be a great week of world class racing with the XCE e XCO races providing a little extra flavour!».

In mountain bike racing the cross country discipline is highly regarded in that for
almost 20 years it has featured in the Olympics and this is why the VAL GARDENA
HERO XCO this morning was closely followed for it provided an ideal opportunity for Federation representatives to monitor form with a view to selection for the next Olympics.

In the Élite category Gerhard Kerschbaumer from the I. Idro Drain Bianchi team came home first after completing the 20 kilometre route and saw off second placed Andrea Tiberi from the FRM Factory Racing Team, whilst Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez competing
for Team Selle San Marco-Trek completed the podium.

In the womens category Lisa Rabensteiner from the Focus XC Italy Team finished first holding off the challenge of second placed Anna Oberparleiter biking for Carraro Team – Trentino and the third placed finisher Denise Meraner representing Dynamic Bike Team.

The race event organisers were happy to comment as follows. «With Saturday’s
VAL GARDENA HERO XCE and yesterday’s cross country race here at Santa Cristina, Val Gardena has again proved to be the ideal setting for mountain biking and event organisation.

The Sellaronda HERO is of course the highlight and leading  light of the racing calendar here in the valley and next year’s UCI Marathon World Championships will be a memorable celebration of mountain biking in Val Gardena». 

Next year’s special week will begin the weekend of 20th/21st June with the XCE and XCO
races and will conclude with the Südtirol Sellaronda HERO on Saturday 27th June.

VAL GARDENA HERO XCO 2014 ranking list Mens Open

1.    Gerhard Kerschbaumer – I. Idro Drain Bianchi – 1:04’58’’0
2.    Andrea Tiberi – FRM Factory Racing Team – 1:05’21’’5
3.    Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez – Team Selle San Marco-Trek – 1:08’05’’4
4.    Fabian Rabensteiner – Focus XC Italy Team – 1:08’14’’9
5.    Giuseppe Lamastra – Carraro Team-Trentino – 1:09’03’’7
6.    Nadir Colledani – Team Selle San Marco-Trek – 1:09’26’’8 (Under 23)
7.    Matteo Olivotto – Sunshine Racers ASV Nals – 1:09’49’’1 (Under 23)
8.    Omar Lombardi – Titici LGL Pro Team – 1:10’01’’9
9.    Andrea Righettini – Focus XC Italy Team – 1:10’09’’2 (Under 23)
10.    Michael Pesse – Bi&Esse – 1:10’09’’7

Womens Élite
1.    Lisa Rabensteiner – Focus XC Italy Team – 1:06’27’’9
2.    Anna Oberparleiter – Carraro Team-Trentino – 1:16’04’’7
3.    Denise Meraner – Dynamic Bike Team – 1:25’28’’0

To see the overall classification please CLICK HERE

Südtirol Sellaronda HERO
Via Mëisules 213
39048 Selva - Wolkenstein
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