Men's race was affected by weather conditions. Heavy rain made the Albstadt course even more challenging and organizers had to close one of the technical sections and let all riders use the chicken way. Mud and rain had huge role in the final results. Nino schurter started really well, but after first lap he ended around 20th position and stayed around there for rest of the race. Julien Absalon lead the race for several laps until major bad luck ruins his race. His rear derailleur got stucked between cassette and wheel and was beyond repair, Julien even throw his bike on ground with anger and destroyed it completely. He had more than one minute lead in that time. Then few names moved forward and Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez lead the race for some time. But what a surprise in the last lap when Daniel McConnell passed Olympic Champion Jaroslav Kulhavý in uphill and then caught on Mantecon and passed him 2 turns before finish and won his first ever world cup, actually he never finished in top 10 before in world cup. Jaroslav Kulhavy finished 3rd.
To see results of other categories, visit UCI World Cup XCO / XCE 1 - Albstadt