Two U.S. athletes crack top-10 on Day 2 at UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4

  
  


(May 31, 2014) – A pair of top-10 finishes highlighted Day 2 for the U.S. at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 today in Albstadt, Germany. Today’s action featured men’s and women’s juniors cross-country as well as U23 women’s cross-country competition.
 
Neilson Powless placed 10th at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4.
Neilson Powless placed 10th at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4.

Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./ Whole Athlete-Specialized) took 10th after finishing the course in 1:01:46, just two minutes, 42 seconds off leader Simon Andreassen’s (DEN) 59:04 finish. Luca Schwarzbauer (GER) finished in 59:23, while Hugo Pigeon (FRA) took third in 1:00:45. Sean Bennett (El Cerrito, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) placed 37th after finishing in 1:05:30, while Zachary Peterson’s (Bountiful, Utah/Whole Athlete-Specialized) day ended in 122nd.
 
Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Specialized), the lone U23 rider from the U.S., also placed 10th, finishing six minutes, 30 seconds off the winning pace of 1:22:51, which was set by Margot Moschetti (FRA). Yana Belomoina (UKR) and Lisa Rabensteiner (ITA) rounded out the women’s top 3.
 
Tomorrow, the final day of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 will feature U23 men’s and elite men’s and women’s cross-country competition. Stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for updates and results.
 
2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
May 30-June 1, 2014
Albstadt, Germany
 
FULL RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY

Men’s Juniors Cross-Country
1. Simon Andreassen (DEN)
2. Luca Schwarzbauer (GER)
3. Hugo Pigeon (FRA)
10. Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./ Whole Athlete-Specialized)
37. Sean Bennett (El Cerrito, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized)
122. Zachary Peterson (Bountiful, Utah/Whole Athlete-Specialized)

Women’s U23 Cross-Country
1. Margot Moschetti (FRA)
2. Yana Belmoina (UKR)
3. Lisa Rabensteiner (ITA)
10.  Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Specialized)

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