Mountain

Bui, Fullana fastest qualifiers for Houffalize World Cup

Marco Bui (Marin-Helly Hansen) and Marga Fullana (Specialized) showed their form for the third round of the 2001 Tissot-UCI mountain bike World Cup on Saturday by winning their respective time trial heats. Bui blazed the one-lap, 7km over the technical, hilly Houffalize course in 21minutes, 50 seconds, 16.1 seconds faster than Canadian Roland Green of the Trek-Volkswagen team. Dane Michael Rasmussen (Haro-Lee Dungarees), the 1999 world cross-country champion, finished third, 17.62 seconds back. In the women’s race, Fullana ripped the course, finishing 33.75 seconds ahead of Italian

By Andrew Hood

Marga Fullana showed again why she's world champion

Marga Fullana showed again why she’s world champion

Photo: Mark Dawson

Marco Bui (Marin-Helly Hansen) and Marga Fullana (Specialized) showed their form for the third round of the 2001 Tissot-UCI mountain bike World Cup on Saturday by winning their respective time trial heats. Bui blazed the one-lap, 7km over the technical, hilly Houffalize course in 21minutes, 50 seconds, 16.1 seconds faster than Canadian Roland Green of the Trek-Volkswagen team. Dane Michael Rasmussen (Haro-Lee Dungarees), the 1999 world cross-country champion, finished third, 17.62 seconds back.

In the women’s race, Fullana ripped the course, finishing 33.75 seconds ahead of Italian Annabella Stropparo. Brit Caroline Alexander (Specialized) was at 1:20. Tune in later today for a report on the cross-country race.