2010 Crocodile Trophy

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2010 Crocodile Trophy
Race details
Dates 18 – 28 October
Stages 10
Distance 1,162 km (722.0 mi)
  Winner  Urs Huber (SUI)
  Second  Bart Brentjens (NED) (Trek Brentjens)
  Third  Mike Mulkens (BEL)

  Points  Bart Brentjens (NED) (Trek Brentjens)
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The 2010 Crocodile Trophy was the 16th edition of the Crocodile trophy Mountain Bike stage race. The race was held from 19 October to 28 October. The race covered 1,162 kilometres (722 mi) divided over 10 stages.

The favourites for the overall victory all finished on the podium in the 2009 edition: Urs Huber, Bart Brentjens and Mike Mulkens. The three cyclist would finish in the same order on the podium of the 2010 edition. Among the competitors was also Jaan Kirsipuu, a former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer and multiple stage winner. Kirispuu would eventually win the general classification in the M2 class.

Race overview[edit]

Stage 6 was neutralized due to the death of Dutch cyclist Weit Heuker. The 59-year-old died during the night of October 23–24. Out of respect the stage was neutralized and no changes were made in the general classification.


Stage Route Distance Date Winner Race Leader Men Race Leader Women
1 Cairns - Lake Tinaroo 98 km 19 October Switzerland Urs Huber Switzerland Urs Huber Australia Abby McLennan
2 Lake Tinaroo - Granite Gorge 71 km 20 October Netherlands Bart Brentjens
3 Granite Gorge - Irvinebank 144 km 21 October Netherlands Bart Brentjens
4 Irvinebank - Chillagoe 157 km 22 October Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu
5 Chillagoe 100 km 23 October Austria Christoph Tschellnig
6 Chillagoe - Mt. Mulgrave 137 km 24 October Stage neutralized
7 Mt. Mulgrave - Laura 151 km 25 October Netherlands Bart Brentjens
8 Laura - Cooktown 142 km 26 October Estonia Allan Oras
9 Cooktown - Ayton 124 km 27 October Austria Philipp Ludescher
10 Time Trial.svg Ayton - Cape Tribulation 38 km 28 October Switzerland Urs Huber