With his victory at the XTERRA Poland (his first race of the European series), the reigning world champion is working his way up to the top ten of the European series, thus putting himself in position for the XTERRA EM next weekend.
Helena Karaskova (CZ) underlines her title ambitions at the XTERRA EM in Zittau, her home race, as she is only 30 km away from home.
With the best bike split and the best running split, the South African secured a comfortable 6-minute lead over New Zealander Sam Osborne. 3rd place for the likeable 22-year-old Frenchman Maxim Chane, who benefited from a time penalty for Ben Allen and Arthur Serrieres.
The women’s race was much tighter: With only 19 seconds ahead of the Hungarian Brigitta Poor the Czech Karaskova secured the victory and was overjoyed about her second victory here in Krakow. 3rd place went to Carina Wasle, who was able to extend her lead in the tour ranking compared to Brigitta Poor.
The finisher list Elite at a glance
Photos from the competition (Facebook)
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