MTBO World Cup: Emily Benham & Anton Foliforov in lead

Posted on | June 13, 2015 | Category: News

Last year’s World Cup winners overall, Emily Benham, Great Britain and Anton Foliforov, Russia, are the two current leaders in the 2015 standings ahead of the World Championships in August, the final round.

Anton Foliforov’s lead is by the narrowest of margins over Jussi Laurila, Finland; they have the same points score, but Foliforov has won 2 events against Laurila’s one. On the other hand Emily Benham has a comfortable lead of 48 points over nearest rival Gaelle Barlet, France.

The French team is showing its developing strength in having five riders holding top-six placings in the standings; Finland has three.

Leading standings after 5 races

Women

  1. Emily Benham GBR 263 points
  2. Gaelle Barlet FRA 215
  3. Marika Hara FIN 190
  4. Ingrid Stengard FIN 188
  5. Cecilia Thomasson SWE 172
  6. Hana Garde FRA 169

Martina Tichovska CZE in 7th place has 168 points.

Men

  1. Anton Foliforov RUS 229 (2 victories)
  2. Jussi Laurila FIN 229 (1 victory)
  3. Baptiste Fuchs FRA 209
  4. Valeriy Glukhov RUS 166
  5. Yoann Garde FRA 162
  6. Cedric Beill FRA 136

 

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