Moraths lonely race ends with Olympic qualification standard
Adelheid Morath secured the Olympic qualification standard one year before the Games. With her 10th rank at the European Champs in Dohnany (SVK), she entered the Top10 for the second time in a row.
After a great start, Morath ranked 14th. Without any help from her rivals, she rode a lonely race against the clock and herself and found the right rhythm. With the 3rd fastest lap of all riders in the end, she entered the top 10 although she had problems with her stomach through the race. “First half of the race was hard and I could not go full speed. I deeply wanted to reach the top 10 and I’m so happy that I made the Olympic qualification standard. That takes away the pressure!”
Klemencic barely misses medal in 5th position
For most of the race, Blaza Klemencic – together with world champion Maja Wloszczowska –
chased the leading Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa. In the fifth lap, the Slovenian had to burry all dreams of a medal. Nevertheless, her brilliant race brought her into 5th place!
Charly Markt top 15 again
The men’s race was exciting till the end. Absalon, Kulhavy and Vogel sorted it out among themselves in the leading group. Together with 7 riders, Markt entered the last lap and faced hard fights in every single turn. Visibly marked, he secured the 13th position and entered the top 15 once again!
Dohnany, EC, Women Elite
1 DAHLE-FLESJAA Gunn-Rita NORWAY 1:33:51
2 WŁOSZCZOWSKA Maja POLAND + 00:33
3 ZAKELJ Tanja SLOVENIA + 00:58
4 KALENTIEVA Irina RUSSIA + 01:32
5 KLEMENCIC Blaza SLOVENIA + 01:44
10 MORATH Adelheid GERMANY + 03:46
27 ENAUX Sabrina FRANCE + 11:10
Dohnany, EC, Men Elite
1 KULHAVÝ Jaroslav CZECH REPUBLIC
2 ABSALON Julien FRANCE + 00:23
3 VOGEL Florian SWITZERLAND + 01:04
13 MARKT Karl AUSTRIA 21 + 04:33