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Kalentieva wins XC Final at Fort William
UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships 2007
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Fort William, Scotland 03 – 09 September
Cross Country, Downhill, 4-Cross & Trials Mountain Bike Events
In the Women’s XC race, Russia’s Irina Kalentieva picked up, not just Russia’s first
medal of the championships, but also her first senior world title in the Women’s Elite XC
Final. Kalentieva beat 2003 world champion, Sabine Spitz by a margin of over half a
News Release 9 September 2007 minute, with third place going to Chinese Jingjing Wang adding another medal to the Chinese team tally.
Kalentieva said, “I have been here for World Cups before but it was extra special this
year. It was my dream to win the World Championships this year in Scotland. My
dreams came true today.”
British interest lay in Jenny Copnall, Ruth McGavigan, and Scalia, with Copnall coming
47th and McGavigan and Scalia finishing in 56th and 62nd respectively.
KALENTIEVA Irina (RUS) 1.44.08
SPITZ Sabine (GER) 1.44.47
WANG Jingjing (CHN) 1.45.50
** The record was previously held jointly by Henk Djernis from Denmark and Absalon.
The UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships at Fort William – powered by
Nissan Sports Adventure – will be staged from Monday 03 to Sunday 09 September
2007 – For more information - http://fortwilliamworldchamps.co.uk/