XTERRA Denmark This Saturday

The XTERRA European Tour returns to the scenic and sleepy beach town of Tisvilde for the XTERRA Denmark Championship on Saturday, the 11th of 12 stops in this year’s series.

Tisvilde is about an hour from Copenhagen on the North Sea, a beautiful place where the beach meets the forest. In summer time local and international tourists flock to the area but this week it’s all about XTERRA.

The course itself is all about cold water, sandy dunes, and singletrack trails through the dense, mystic forest. The site is considered the “spiritual home of the Viking” and competitors even ride by an elaborate Viking grave and can try their luck at pulling a sword out of a stone hidden in the bushes nearby.

At last year’s race won by Conrad Stoltz and Kathrin Mueller the weather was cold, rainy, and rather miserable but then again, that’s “Viking weather” and part of the charm.

In the men’s elite race a trio of Belgium’s best – Kris Coddens, Yeray Luxem, and Tim Van Daele – will take on a strong mix of stars from the European Tour like Jan Kubicek of the Czech Republic, Markus Benesch of Austria, Jens Roth of Germany, and XTERRA Sweden Champion Sam Osborne of New Zealand.

The women’s race is highlighted by a pair of Austrians – Carina Wasle and Sandra Koblumueller. At stake are valuable points towards the final European Tour rankings where the top 10 earn bonus cash.

Learn more at http://xterranordic.com/events/denmark/

Tentative XTERRA Denmark Elite Start List

Rank, Name, Nationality
6, Kris Coddens, BEL
7, Jan Kubicek, CZE
11, Markus Benesch, AUT
16, Yeray Luxem, BEL
18, Fabrizio Bartoli, ITA
21, Tim Van Daele, BEL
23, Jens Roth, GER
27, Sam Osborne, NZL
43, Fabio Guidelli, ITA
63, Theo Blignaut, RSA
Casper Aaen, DEN
Martin Bjeld, DEN
Henrik Brandt, DEN
Zaki Lustü El-louanzari, DEN
Jens Grænbæk, DEN
Joel Jameson, GBR
Brian W Jørgensen, DEN
Troels Messmann, DEN
Thomas Munch-Laursen, DEN
Frederik Nexøe-larsen, DEN
Jason Rojas, DEN
Dominik Wychera, AUT 

Rank, Name, Nationality
3, Carina Wasle, AUT
6, Sandra Koblumueller, AUT
19, Corinna Choun, DEN
26, Genziana Cenni, ITA
Caroline Lerche, DEN
Tanja Hultengren Larsson, DEN
Christina Thøgersen, DEN

Rank = Rank on the XTERRA European Tour (after 10 events)