The UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup wrapped up in Congonhas, Brazil this weekend with Norway’s Ingrid Boe Jacobsen and Dutch rider Jeroen van Eck claiming overall titles in the seven-round series. Van Eck won with a total of 263 points, while Boe Jacobsen secured her title with 265 points.
Dutch champion Jeroen van Eck had a stellar season, by finishing 6 out of 7 World Cups in the top 4 and winning the first and last round of the year.
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"What a feeling to win in Brazil!"
Jeroen van Eck: “Finishing off my season with a victory in Brazil is just great, especially when wearing the leader’s jersey. The race course is just crazy! I really loved it. I felt very relaxed towards the finals in Congonhas, the crowd was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t be here where I am today without the help of my family, trainer, coach and of course my girlfriend. I believe it’s time for some well-deserved holidays now.”
Men’s final standings – 2018 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup
1. Jeroen van Eck (NED) – 263 points
2. Simon Gegenheimer (GER) – 169 points
3. Lorenzo Serres (FRA) – 160 points
Women’s final standings – 2018 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup
1. Ingrid Bøe Jacobsen (NOR) – 265 points
2. Ella Holmegard (SWE) – 150 points
3. Iryna Popova (UKR) – 138 points