The UCI Trials World Cup Chronicle
– What happened? –
After a break of nearly two months, the 18th edition of the UCI Trials World Cup resumed on July 8-9, in Vöcklabruck, Austria, for the second of five rounds. This is the third time that Vöcklabruck has hosted a World Cup.
In the Men's 20" competition, Abel Mustieles of Spain extended his winning streak to five UCI World Cups victories, including the first two rounds of 2017 and the final three rounds of 2016. The next two spots on the podium went to Austrian Thomas Pechhacker and Dominik Oswald of Germany. Mustieles leads the standings with a perfect score of 400 points, followed by Oswald at 265 and Pechhacker at 255.
Jack Carthy, the Men's 26" defending UCI World Cup winner claimed his first World Cup victory of 2017 in Vöcklabruck, while France's Vincent Hermance once again finished second. Round 1 winner Gilles Coustellier, of France, was third. Coustellier continues to lead with 340 points, followed by Hermance at 320 and Carthy at 300.
In the Women's competition, it was UCI World Champion and defending UCI World Cup winner Nina Reichenbach of Germany on the top step of the podium for her second consecutive win, followed by Manon Basseville of France and Janine Jungfels of Australia. Reichenbach leads the standings with 400 points, followed by Basseville at 320 and Debi Studer of Switzerland at 250.
– What's next? –
Les Ménuires, France, Trials #3 > July 29-30
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– Focus on Vincent Hermance –
Vincent Hermance is a four-time UCI World Champion in the Men's 26" category, with three Elite titles and one as a Junior. As part of the French team, he is also a four-time Team UCI World Champion. In addition, he has eight silver medals at UCI World Championships and four bronze medals (two in 20" competition). Hermance has won the overall UCI World Cup title twice, and so far this season, has finished second in both UCI World Cup rounds.
Junior 26" UCI World Champion: 2001
Elite 26" UCI World Champion: 2007, 2013, 2015
Team Trials UCI World Champion: 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016
Elite 26" UCI World Cup Overall: 2006, 2011