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Julien Absalon defended his WC record : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Julien Absalon defended his WC record
Julien
Absalon, France, defended his World Championship record in todays
cross country race, and took home his fifth gold medal.
By:
Eirik Knutsen

Things
weren’t looking to good for Julien Absalon after falling on his
first lap. The 34 year old was way behind silver medalist Nino
Schurter who seemed to have a spectacular day.


I had to work really hard to catch up, said a very happy Julien
Absalon after winning.

Absalon
caught up to Schurter after four laps and were suddenly side by
side. It didn’t take long until the gap between them got too big
for Schurter, who had to see his chances for a gold medal fade
away.