The tradional finale to the KitzAlpbike Festival ended again with the Cross Country competition on the Fleckalm circuit in Kirchberg in Tirol. As ealier in week, this race brought hundreds of spectators to the sidelines, to support and cheer on this exciting race.
The KitzAlpBike - Cross Country Race 2018
The Cross Country Race is the traditional finale to the annual KitzAlpBike Festival.
Gerhard Kerschbaumer made it his own race
Four the fourth time, the KitzAlpBike Cross Country race was won by Gerhard Kirchbaumer from South Tyrol. In second place, and for the first time on the podium, was local hero Max Foidl. Karl Markt took home the bronze, defending his position from last year.
"It is simply amazing that i can show what i'm capable of at home" (Max Foidl)
The French triumph in the women's , at a brilliant, atmospheric race.
Helene Clauzel is crowned this years champion in the women's Cross Country race. It is the first time in her career she can enjoy a win at a XC competition. Second place was secured by this years HILLclimb winner, Anne Terpstra from the Netherlands. Local hero and worl cup racer, Lisi Osl finished third on her home turf.
"It was a super race once again, with a fantastic atmosphere the whole way along the route" (Lisi Osl)