Ruzafa, Slack win XTERRA Germany Championship

By XTERRA
Aug. 17, 2013

Zittau, Germany – Former XTERRA World Champion Ruben Ruzafa from Spain and XTERRA Triple Crown winner Jacqui Slack from the United Kingdom won the XTERRA Germany Championship on a beautiful day in Zittau on Saturday.

Ruben RuzafaIt marks Ruzafa’s second win of the season (he also won XTERRA Spain) and Slack’s third overall championship victory to go with her Saipan and Guam titles.

Ruzafa came out of the water more than two minutes behind the swim leaders before turning in the fastest bike and run times to take the tape in 2:25:02, more than five minutes ahead of runner-up and fellow countryman Hector Guerra.

It’s the third 2nd place finish of the season for Guerra, who has been in the top four five times this season and jumped past Nicolas Lebrun to take the lead in the XTERRA European Tour standings with just one race remaining.  Likewise, Yeray Luxem from Belgium finished third for the fourth time this year and moved into second place in the standings.  With elite racers counting their best six of eight finishes, everything will be decided at the Euro Tour finale at XTERRA England on September 8.

In the women’s race Slack didn’t have the fastest swim, bike, or run but combined to post the fastest overall time, a 2:50:02 – nearly two minutes ahead of runner-up Kathrin Muller who had the fastest swim and run times.

Of note, two-time XTERRA European Tour champ Helena Erbenova had her five-race win streak snapped and Renata Bucher posted the fastest bike split of the day to finish in the top five for the sixth time on this year's XTERRA European Tour.

2013 XTERRA GERMANY RESULTS

Elite Men

 

Pl First Last NAT Time Swim Bike Run
1 Ruben Ruzafa ESP 2:25:02 0:21:53 1:29:15 0:32:09
2 Hector Guerra ESP 2:30:43 0:23:57 1:31:14 0:33:37
3 Yeray Luxem BEL 2:32:10 0:20:35 1:36:38 0:33:35
4 Jan Kubicek CZE 2:32:58 0:22:09 1:35:02 0:34:16
5 Ben Allen AUS 2:34:31 0:19:17 1:38:03 0:35:50
6 Jonas Vojtech CZE 2:35:08 0:20:18 1:37:06 0:36:05
7 François Carloni FRA 2:37:31 0:22:49 1:36:21 0:36:22
8 Maik Petzold GER 2:39:26 0:19:16 1:45:53 0:32:24
9 Christian Otto GER 2:39:48 0:19:12 1:44:57 0:33:49
10 Jan Francke CZE 2:41:02 0:20:22 1:44:30 0:34:23
11 Václav Holub CZE 2:41:40 0:25:33 1:39:30 0:34:40
12 Tomáš Jiránek CZE 2:43:12 0:29:00 1:36:17 0:35:42
13 Llewellyn Holmes GBR 2:45:04 0:23:57 1:42:15 0:37:09
14 Lars Van Der Eerden NED 2:45:29 0:21:52 1:44:15 0:37:29
15 Jarrich Van Woersem NED 2:46:40 0:21:13 1:48:02 0:35:21

Elite Women

 

Pl First Last NAT Time Swim Bike Run
1 Jacqui Slack GBR 2:50:02 0:21:57 1:48:50 0:37:32
2 Kathrin Müller GER 2:51:52 0:21:46 1:51:07 0:37:15
3 Helena Erbenová CZE 2:53:22 0:25:37 1:47:44 0:37:57
4 Carina Wasle AUT 2:54:07 0:25:49 1:47:46 0:38:42
5 Renata Bucher SUI 2:56:42 0:23:57 1:47:18 0:43:42
6 Carla Van Huyssteen RSA 3:00:34 0:22:48 1:57:07 0:38:44
7 Coralie Redelsperger FRA 3:03:01 0:28:09 1:52:17 0:40:19
8 Lenka Cibulková CZE 3:07:10 0:23:59 1:57:50 0:42:57
9 Brigitta Poór HUN 3:10:27 0:24:00 2:02:27 0:41:55
10 Nienke Oostra AUS 3:20:47 0:32:10 2:02:38 0:43:43
11 Hana Kolarova CZE 3:27:18 0:21:43 2:17:25 0:46:06
12 Jip Veelenturf NED 3:27:52 0:25:45 2:07:21 0:52:00

2013 XTERRA EUROPEAN TOUR STANDINGS (AFTER 7)

Pros count best 6-of-8

 

Elite Men ESP GRE SUI FRA ITA CZE GER TOT
1 Hector Guerra, ESP 75 - 90 82 - 90 90 427
2 Yeray Luxem, BEL - 82 82 63 - 82 82 391
3 Nicolas Lebrun, FRA 69 75 - 100 90 53 - 387
4 Asa Shaw, GBR 82 69 45 69 63 - - 328
5 Ruben Ruzafa, ESP 100 - - 90 - - 100 290
6 Cedric Lassonde, FRA 45 63 53 53 69 - 283
7 Francois Carloni, FRA 41 49 - 45 69 - 58 262
8 Ben Allen, AUS 90 100 - - 69 259
9 Jan Kubicek, CZE - - 75 - 63 75 213
10 Jim Thijs, BEL 53 41 - - 58 49 - 201
Elite Women ESP GRE SUI FRA ITA CZE GER TOT
1 Helena Erbenova, CZE 90 100 100 100 100 100 82 590
2 Renata Bucher, SUI 100 75 75 - 90 90 69 499
3 Kathrin Muller, GER 82 82 82 - - 82 90 418
4 Jacqui Slack, GBR 75 90 - 90 - - 100 355
5 Marion Lorblanchet, FRA 69 - 63 82 75 - - 289
6 Carina Wasle, AUT 63 69 - - - 75 75 282
7 Brigitta Poor, HUN 58 63 58 - - 53 49 281
8 Coralie Redelsperger, FRA - - 69 69 - 49 58 245
9 Nienke Oostra, AUS - - 49 49 63 37 45 243
10 Lenka Cibulkova, CZE - - 53 58 - 45 53 209

XTERRA World Tour: Just five World Tour championship races remain before the best-of-the-best gather for the XTERRA World Championship to be held in Kapalua, Maui on October 27, 2013.  Here's a look at past races and the elite's who won them:

 

Date Event (Location)
24-Feb XTERRA South Africa Championship (Grabouw)
Richard Murray and Carla Van Huyssteen
2-Mar XTERRA Philippines Championship (Cebu)
Ben Allen and Lesley Paterson
9-Mar XTERRA Motatapu (South Island, New Zealand)
Braden Currie and Nicky Samuels
9-Mar XTERRA Saipan Championship (Northern Marianas)
Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack
23-Mar XTERRA Guam Championship (Piti)
Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack
7-Apr XTERRA Great Ocean Road (Angelsea, Victoria)
Ben Allen and Renata Bucher
13-Apr XTERRA New Zealand Championship (Rotorua)
Courtney Atkinson and Renata Bucher
28-Apr XTERRA Malaysia (Putrajaya)
Ben Allen and Renata Bucher
2-Jun XTERRA Spain Championship+ (Cieza, Murcia)
Ruben Ruzafa and Renata Bucher
15-Jun XTERRA Greece+ (Lake Plastira)
Ben Allen and Helena Erbenova
22-Jun XTERRA Brazil Championship (Ilhabela, Sao Paulo)
Conrad Stoltz and Shonny Vanlandingham
29-Jun XTERRA Switzerland Championship+ (Vallee de Joux)
Victor Del Corral and Helena Erbenova
7-Jul XTERRA France Championship+ (Xonrupt, Gerardmer)
Nicolas Lebrun and Helena Erbenova
14-Jul XTERRA Victoria (Vancouver Island, BC, Canada)
Brent McMahon and Melanie McQuaid
20-Jul XTERRA Abruzzo+ (Scanno, L'Aquila, Italy)
Conrad Stoltz and Helena Erbenova
3-Aug XTERRA Mexico Championship (Tapalpa, Jalisco)
Leonardo Chacon and Fabiola Corona
4-Aug XTERRA Canmore (Alberta, Canada)
Mike Vine and Chantell Widney
10-Aug XTERRA Czech Championship+ (Prachatice)
Felix Schumann and Helena Erbenova
17-Aug XTERRA Germany Championship+ (Zittau)
Ruben Ruzafa and Jacqui Slack
24-Aug XTERRA Japan Championship (Marunuma)
31-Aug XTERRA Ecuador (Manabi)
8-Sep XTERRA England+ (Cranleigh, Surrey)
21-Sep XTERRA USA Championship (Ogden/Snowbasin, UT)
27-Oct XTERRA World Championship (Maui, Hawaii)
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