Rohloff Championship - Mad East Challenge Altenberg 2010
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Christian Kreuchler (Team Germina) wins the seventh edition of the Rohloff Mad East Challenge 500. After his victory on Saturday, he could decide the Sunday's stage for him in a souverain way. The last year's second placed 24 years old Kreuchler is now total winner 2010 of the border-crossing mountain bike stage race in the Erzmountains. Second place goes to Karsten Volkmann (Team Isaac). The 31 years old Karsten could place a distance between him and his competitor Michael Schuchardt, who felt back after a crash, but finished even hurt and gained still third place in the overall standings.
With the women Birgit Hollmann (Jenatec Berlin Ladys) gained the overall win. With a constantly outstanding performance the Berliner won her third day win in a row at the „Grand Prix d‘Altenberg“. Second place in the overall standings won Jana Suess (Stevens 1a Crossteam), third place went to Daniela Storch of Team Scott Genius Generation. In the days rating of the third stage Tanja Ruppert (Team Rohloff) is following like Daniela Storch on place two and three.
Winner of the for the first time carried out Rohloff Championship is Robert Novotny with the men. The Czech rider of the Factor Bike Team was the fastest of the third stage with Rohloff Speedhub 500/14. In the master's class Michale Bonnekessel won. Fastes woman with a 14 gear hub was Tanja Ruppert.
Great feedback to the Mad East Enduro and Bicycle-Spartakiade Erzmountains
„We are very pleased about this very successful event with super weather“, says Mad East-Chief Matthias Mende. „My thanks goes to every one, who made this possible.“ Over 300 volunteers were working the whole weekend at the race track and at the start and finish areas. The organizing team was overwhelmed by the great feedback of the Bicycle-Spartakiade Erzmountains. More than 150 children and teens took part at the youth race. And the Mad East Enduro race, which was now battled out for the second time, was a complete success.