Thanks to her second place at CHALLENGEHEILBRONN, Yvonne van Vlerken has managed to regain her lead in the Challenge Family World Bonus. The men’s top three remain unchanged with Dylan McNeice still in the lead. Sebastian Kienle is working his way up and thanks to his win at CHALLENGEHEILBRONN he has now moved up to fifth place in the men’s rankings.
It was Daniela Sämmler who took the win in the CHALLENGEHEILBRONN women’s race. She earned her first 250 points with this victory. Yvonne van Vlerken took second place and earned 200 points. After her win at CHALLENGEGRANCANARIA (250 points) and CHALLENGERICCIONE (250 points) and 75 points at CHALLENGEROMA, van Vlerken now has 775 points in total. Gabriella Zelinka crossed the finishline in Heilbronn in third position and earned her first 150 points of the season with this result.
In the women’s rankings, van Vlerken has regained her lead thanks to her latest result and additional 200 points. With her 775 points in total, she is well ahead of the rest of the field. Lisa Roberts, who lost her first place to Van Vlerken, is currently in second place and wasn’t at any Challenge Family race this weekend. She still holds 600 points in the Challenge Family World Bonus ranking. Katrien Verstuyft is in third place with 530 points. Similar to Roberts, Verstuyft chose not to race a Challenge event this weekend.
You can check the full female standings here: http://www.challenge-family.com/world-bonus
Men’s top three remain unchanged
Last weekend saw no change in the men’s Challenge Family World Bonus ranking. The current top three, Dylan McNeice, Pablo Gonzales Dapena and Jaroslav Kovacic, didn’t race at CHALLENGEHEILBRONN. They are still in the lead with 1000 points for McNeice, 900 points for Dapena and 750 points for Kovacic.
Sebastian Kienle took victory at CHALLENGEHEILBRONN and earned 250 points. After his second place at The Championship (300 points) he now has 550 points in total and lies fifth right behind Cameron Wurf who currently holds 650 points and is in fourth position.
Andi Böcherer came second in Heilbronn and collected 200 points. His second place at CHALLENGEGRANCANARIA earlier in the season earned him 200 points and he is currently seventh place in the rankings with 400 points. Sven Riederer took third place at CHALLENGEHEILBRONN and now has 225 points in total and is currently 16th in the rankings.
You can check the full male standings here: http://www.challenge-family.com/world-bonus
The next opportunity to earn points is at CHALLENGEROTH in Germany on the 1st July 2018. The $165k end-of-season bonus will pay five deep across both male and female with the top ranked Pro taking home $30k. Second place will carry a bonus of $20k, third, fourth and fifth positions will pay $15k, $12k and $5k accordingly. Ranking will be decided through a fair points system based on placings earned. This system is explained fully here: http://www.challenge-family.com/pro-athletes/
In the event of a tie, the prize money will be averaged between the two athletes and corresponding places.