Final Results: European XC Championships 2019

Jul 29, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Jolanda Neff had a shaky start but moved her way up to finish second.

The results are in from the 2019 European XC Championships in Brno. In the Elite Men, Mathieu Van Der Poel was back up to speed after a disappointing race in Les Gets and took the European XC title. Florian Vogel would be nearly a minute behind Van Der Poel and he was closely followed by Milan Vader, Thomas Griot and Reto Indergand. Jolanda Neff took a commanding victory in the Elite Women's race with a lead of nearly three minutes over Yana Belomoina. Elisabeth Brandau, Anne Terpstra and Maja Wloszczowska would all cross the line within thirty seconds of 2nd place. With some close racing this weekend rider will be looking to carry their speed into the fifth round of the World Cup in Val Di Sole next weekend.


Elite Men

1st. Mathieu Van Der Poel: 1:28:34
2nd. Florian Vogel: 1:29:17
3rd. Milan Vader: 1:29:36
4th. Thomas Griot: 1:29:52
5th. Reto Indergand: 1:29:58

Elite Women

1st. Jolanda Neff: 1:30:08
2nd. Yana Belomoina: 1:33:00
3rd. Elisabeth Brandau: 1:33:13
4th. Anne Terpstra: 1:33:28
5th. Maja Wloszczowska: 1:33:39

Junior Men (U23)

1st. Vlad Dascalu: 1:17:27
2nd. Filippo Colombo: 1:18:26
3rd. Maximilian Brandl: 1:19:03
4th. Joel Roth: 1:19:30
5th. Gioele De Cosmo: 1:19:30

Junior Women (U23)

1st. Sina Frei: 1:15:14
2nd. Laura Stigger: 1:15:28
3rd. Loana Lecomte: 1:15:46
4th. Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez: 1:16:02
5th. Martina Berta: 1:16:56

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  • 5 0
 Sometimes Wynn turns up to our local XC races and can lap at the front with the spandex folks. Anton Cooper raced the 3 Peaks enduro last year and came in 6th (1 behind Sam Shaw). They ride bikes everyday for a job, they're all fast up and down hills...
  • 4 0
 Junior and U23 are two distinct categories! And juniors rode in Brno too, so you could have included their results.
  • 3 0
 Oh and you can find all the results here:
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Oddly enough, I only see one person making a reference to these claims.

For the record, I am also very confident to claim that all EWS and WC DH riders smoke the average Joe on an XC circuit. I'm not exactly sure why you are upset about someone claiming a MvdP or Nino probably smokes the average Whistler rider.

It's rather expected wouldn't you agree?
  • 5 5
 XC boys doing wheelies showing off their skills: sick
  • 6 3
 hey, it's one handed wheelie! Counts as double!
  • 47 2
 A lot of them will smoke >90% of all park rats downhill.
  • 7 25
flag WAKIdesigns (Jul 29, 2019 at 5:34) (Below Threshold)
 @FloImSchnee: yeah right, and pretty girls don't fart. Blokes who spend 90% of their riding time on developing stamina vs Blokes who spend 90% of their riding time developing skills. All based on a photo of a bloke doing one handed wheelie. Makes perfect sense.
  • 23 3
 @WAKIdesigns: The skills you develop from sitting in the lift doesn’t makes you a better cyclist ;p
  • 4 4
 @magnusc: pointing out that you sit in a lift doesn't mean anything. Descending 100-150k feet per week during park season will makes improve your descending skills more than all the equivelant xc and trail riding ever could
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flag WAKIdesigns (Jul 29, 2019 at 6:16) (Below Threshold)
 @magnusc: he used such general terms to describe XC racers and park rats that I allowed myself to pick worst XCer on those Champs against Remy Metallier. Whatever makes you guys feel better about owning an XC bike Smile
  • 4 1
 @Mntneer: If people who doesn’t sit in lifts have double the time on the bike, how can it not matter? Spending huge amount of time in a park will surly improve your descending skills in the park, but as soon as you go out on the trail where you don’t know whats coming, things might change a lot.
  • 2 0
 1. Put 'enduro' in your username. 2. Try to make fun of the European XC champ. 3. mmhmm.
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flag WAKIdesigns (Jul 29, 2019 at 9:30) (Below Threshold)
 @magnusc: Because being a park rat means riding A-line in Whistler for 90% of the time. Or maybe not. Whenever XC content comes up on Pinkbike, the special kind of folks crawl out, one that believes that Nino could win EWS or give Sam Hill a run for his money on Pinkbike hot lap. “I bet Nino could win a DH World Cup too, he just doesn’t want to, cuz something something”
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: he obviously doesn't ride downhill

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