Nobles finishes eighth at Four-Cross Mountain Bike Worlds


Saalfelden Leogang, Austria (September 21, 2013) – Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./Airborne Cycles) topped the Americans’ performance at the 2013 UCI Four-Cross World Championships in Saalfelden Leogang, Austria.

Barry Nobles kept the crowd on their toes in his finals win over Cody Johnson.
Barry Nobles (shown here competing at the 2013 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships) finished eighth in the 2013 UCI Four-Cross Mountain Bike World Championships on Saturday. (Photo by Eddie Clark)

After qualifying with the sixth-best time of 44.137, Nobles advanced to the small final, but was unable to start the small final to place eighth overall. Blake Carney (Camarillo, Calif./Supercross BMX), who posted a time of 45.105 to qualify in 14th place, finished fourth in the 1/4 final race to place 12th in the final results.

Joost Wichman (NED) won the big final ahead of Michael Mechura (CZE) and Quentin Derbier (FRA), who placed second and third, respectively.

Nobles, who won the pro men’s dual slalom national championship in August, also placed eighth among elite men at the UCI BMX World Championships in New Zealand in July.

2013 UCI Four-Cross World Championships
Saalfelden Leogang, Austria
Sept. 21, 2013


Elite Men
1. Joost Wichman (NED)
2. Michael MEchura (CZE)
3. Quentin Derbier (FRA)
8. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./Airborne Cycles)
12. Blake Carney (Camarillo, Calif./Supercross BMX)

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