XX DOMINATES THE OPENING ROUND OF THE 2010 WORLD CUPComments Off on XX DOMINATES THE OPENING ROUND OF THE 2010 WORLD CUP

Posted In Results on April 26, 2010

Nino Schurter beats Julien Absalon in a sprint finish after an incredibly exciting race (photo: Victor Lucas)

The two World Champions Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) and Irina Kalentieva (Topeak-Ergon) opened the 2010 World Cup season with a double victory in Dalby Forest (UK) on Sunday, april 25th. Nino collected his first World Cup win over Julien Absalon in what seemed like a replay of the World Championship race last september, where the two superstars fought hard for many laps coming to a sprint finish, with Nino crossing the line first. In third place Burry Stander (Specialized Factory Racing), and rounding up an all-XX podium Jaroslav Kulhavy in 4th (Rubena-Specialized) and Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida). Another clean sweep for XX, and nine out of the top ten riders were on XX drivetrain and brakes!

In the women’s filed Topeak-Ergon’s Irina Kalentieva won her first World Cup race on SRAM XX, followed by US sensation Willow Kroeber (Subaru-Gary Fisher).

Next weekend riders take on the second round of the World Cup in the “classic” location of Houffalize, Belgium.

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