French Dominate Euro Tour
The XTERRA men and women from France collected eight of the 24 XTERRA European Tour Championship crowns this season. Amateur racers could count their best six scores from the 11 European Tour Championship races this season.
For France, Sebastien Roux (20-24), Steven Chenais (25-29), Martial Schmidt (30-34), Gregoire Bouchet (40-44), Christophe Maury (45-49), and Raymond Ferry (55-59) took home men’s amateur titles while Elea Boissy (20-24) and Nathaly Cedat Berrus captured women’s crowns.
The Swiss were second in the medal count with four, followed by Germany with three, the Czech and USA with two, and Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, Denmark, and South Africa each claimed one XTERRA European Tour Championship.
Aside from the elites – where Ruben Ruzafa won all seven of his races to take the men’s title and Kathrin Mueller won six in the women’s chase –Peter Naegeli of Switzerland had the most age group wins with four in the 60-64 division. Boissy, Berrus, Verena Eisenbarth, and Karin Hansen had three wins each and Bouchet, Schmidt, Chenais, and Anne-Mette Mortensen had two apiece.
Franziska Peier of Switzerland collected the most points among all amateurs – a total of 525, while Maury had the most points in men’s amateur race with 435.
The best-of-the-best from Europe and around the world now focus their attention on Maui, and the XTERRA World Championship race to be held October 26 in Kapalua.
2014 XTERRA EUROPEAN TOUR CHAMPIONS
|PRO||Ruben Ruzafa, ESP||600|
|15-19||Daniel Tryzna, CZE||282|
|20-24||Sébastien Roux, FRA||211|
|25-29||Steven Chenais, FRA||331|
|30-34||Martial Schmidt, FRA||353|
|40-44||Gregoire Bouchet, FRA||365|
|45-49||Christophe Maury, FRA||435|
|50-54||Jens Hovgaard, SWE||190|
|55-59||Raymond Ferry, FRA||272|
|60-64||Peter Naegeli, SUI||400|
|65-69||*Pavel Podesva, CZE||100|
|70+||G L Brown, USA||190|
|PRO||Kathrin Mueller, GER||600|
|15-19||Hannah Rae Finchamp, USA||100|
|20-24||Éléa Boissy, FRA||300|
|25-29||Verena Eisenbarth, GER||300|
|30-34||Franziska Peier, SUI||525|
|35-39||Karin Hansen, SUI||480|
|40-44||Louise Hanley, GBR||190|
|45-49||Anne-Mette Mortensen, DEN||282|
|50-54||Nathaly Cedat Berrus, FRA||458|
|55-59||Terry Todd, RSA||182|
|60-64||Karin Schulz, GER||100|
*Wins on tie-breaker