Horakova wins Fort William four-cross

Podium places for Mocik, Labounkova

Jana Horakova (Duratec) took her second World Cup four-cross victory of the year before a crowd of 8,000 spectators at Fort William, Scotland.

Defending World Cup women's champion Anneke Beerten (Suspension Center) qualified fastest, and easily made it to the final, along with Horakova, Anita Molcik (Yeti) and Czech rider Romana Labounkova.

One rider missing from the final was Australian Sarsha Huntington. She has been consistently among the top riders this season, but crashed hard in the small final for fifth place while leading and had to be carried off the course on a backboard.

In the final, Horakova was first out of the gate, followed by Molcik, and these two held their positions to the finish. Beerten had a poor start and struggled all the way down the course, finishing last behind Labounkova. Lucia Oetjen (Thoemus Racing) won the small final for the remaining podium spot.

"I'm very happy, I didn't expect this," said Horakova. "I didn't have a very good gate, I thought, so I'm surprised to win here." Horakova said this would be her last World Cup until the final round in Windham, New York, as she switches to BMX for the upcoming world championships in South Africa. She now leads the series with 220 points to Molcik's 180, with Beerten a distant third at 130 points.


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