First World Cup Victory for New Component Group
Madrid was the location for one of the most dramatic races of the season
so far. The drying race conditions allowed for a very fast start, and shortly
after the start, Julien Absalon found his way to the front along with Ralph
Naef. Naef launched several solid attacks against Abslaon, but it would
be Julien's day once again.
Julien's win marks his 19th World Cup Cross Country win and continues to
build on his solid grip on the overall series lead.
SRAM Product Category Manager, Ron Ritzler said, "This is a groundbreaking
victory for both Julien and SRAM. Absalon is one of SRAM's key
athletes that has been involved in the development of our new XX group."
1 Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea
SRAM, RockShox, Avid, Truvativ
2 Ralph Naef (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team
3 Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team
4 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing
SRAM, RockShox, Avid
5 Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing
SRAM, Avid, Truvativ
1 Margarita Fullana Riera (Spa) Massi
2 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain
3 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Factory Racing
4 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Ghost Pro Team
5 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team