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MOTOREX Racing Report 2013 EN

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BIKE Unior Tools

BIKE Unior Tools Racing Team Tanja Žakelj of the Unior Tools team takes the World Cup and European Championship title Žakelj began the 2013 season with several podium finishes and victories in XC C1 races in Austria and Italy. She finished the world championship in an outstanding fifth place. She overcame Maja Wloszczowska to win the second World Cup race in Nové Město, Czech Republic, her best result so far and Slovenia’s first win in the XC World Cup. The victory put her at the head of the XC women’s elite, and she has never surrendered the white jersey since. In Berne she added the European Championship title to her collection. Tanja’s next big goal is a medal in Rio in 2016 and another in the next MTB World Championships. Photo:© Team Unior Tools BMC Mountainbike Racing Team European Championship titles for Julien Absalon and World Cup team victory The BMC Racing Team is looking back on a successful season. Frenchman Julien Absalon won the XC European Championships in Berne in June, while the BMC Racing Team took the team title at the World Cup finale in Norway thanks to Ralph Näf, Moritz Milatz and Martin Fanger. Photo:© www.bmc-racing.com Multivan Merida Biking Team One bronze medal and two top 10 places Three members of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM took part in the Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. José Hermida took bronze in the men’s cross-country race, while Ondrej Cink and Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå both came eighth. Photo:© Team Multivan Merida In the finale of the cross country World Cup in Hafjell, Norway, the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM achieved another two top 10 places. Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå took fifth place on home ground, while Ondrej Cink achieved eighth place in the men’s race, a result which put him fifth in the World Cup table. Photos:© uniortoolsteam 18

BIKE Road Team Team Lampre Merida January 1, 2013 marked the beginning of not just a new year for Taiwan’s second biggest cycle manufacturer, but an entirely new era. Already celebrating its tenth season as the main sponsor of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM, MERIDA made its debut in road racing through its involvement with the Lampre Merida team in the UCI WorldTour. With a reputation as an innovative top brand with high-end products, MERIDA is already very successfully established in mountain biking. Now Lampre Merida has enabled it to set its sights on the Champions League of the road racing world. It was no coincidence that it opted for Lampre as its choice of best partner. With its impressive 20 years of experience, the WorldTour team gives MERIDA the history and identity it lacks in road racing. In return, MERIDA provides the technical expertise to give Lampre the motivation and impetus it needs to win another top place in the WorldTour. Photo:© BettiniPhoto 2013 Lampre Merida ended the season in 14th place in the team rankings. It achieved 65 podium positions in 2013: 17 first places, 26 seconds and 22 thirds. Team Raleigh 110 podium places The 2013 season was a resounding success for Team Raleigh, with 110 podium places in the UK and Europe. Photo:©Team Raleigh The Team Raleigh riders notched up a total of 604,000 km during the 2013 season. This involved eating 4,000 energy bars, filling 2,000 water bottles and changing 200 tires, 65 saddles, 45 bikes ...and 142 MOTOREX Chain Lubes. Downhill Marcus Klausmann is German champion for the 15th time The German Men’s and Women’s Champion titles in downhill mountain biking were awarded for the 21st time. The race was held for a sixth time in the Black Forest spa town of Bad Wildbad on what is probably Germany’s most difficult trail. German downhill legend Marcus Klausmann once again showed everyone how it’s done, taking home the German championship title for the 15th time. Congratulations! Photos:© Fraction Photography / Roggenbuck Photodesign 19

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