The round we’ve all been waiting for: 2017 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup finals in Antwerp. What we expected, actually happened. With Mingorance (ESP) and Gegenheimer (GER) throwing all their cards on the table, the French Hugo Briatta (Focus MTB Racing Team) and Lorenzo Serres (Team Pivot – EC Anduze) were looking to come away.
After several attempts, Briatta finally managed to win the World Cup in Antwerp. Gegenheimer comes in as second and takes out Mingorance (El Conchel FRM XC Team) – who didn’t make it – as he held up with Briatta’s teammate Titouan Perrin-Ganier in the semi-finals.
Simon Gegenheimer (Rose Vaujany fueled by ultrasports) takes home the title and wins the overall classification of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup.
Lorenzo Serres (Team Pivot – EC Anduze) secures a second spot in the overall. Spain’s Mingorance (El Conchel FRM XC Team) settles for third. Frenchman Hugo Briatta was the fastest in the 6th round in Antwerp and clinched his first-ever World Cup.
2017 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup calendar
May 5-6: Volterra, Italy
June 3-4: Columbus, USA
June 24-25: Waregem, Belgium
August 26-27: Winterberg, Germany
September 3: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
September 24: Antwerp, Belgium