XCO Highlights – Leogang World Cup 2021

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The XCO is just as intense as ever. Leogang provided us with some thrilling racing, throwing in some hefty climbs and difficult technical sections.

The race saw Loana Lecomte win her third world cup in a row showing she’s on top form and the one to beat this season. Jolanda Neff put down an incredible performance, especially considering she raced last Sunday with a broken hand.

Both Loana and Mathias Flueckiger won short track on Friday and the main race on Sunday. Check out the full XCO highlights below.

Women’s Highlights

Austria hosted the third round of the UCI Cross-Country World Cup at Leogang. The new stop on the XCO World Cup circuit boasted a draining, steep course that suited the climbers.

Both Loana Lecomte and Mathias Flückiger took their very first XCC wins on a short track course in Leogang that was unlike any other, with the long climb favouring good climbers. Sealing a hat-trick of XCO wins from the three World Cups so far, Loana Lecomte really is proving to be an unstoppable force in the women’s cross-country scene. The young French rider built a lead from lap one and forced the rest of the field to play catch up.

As mentioned, the Leogang cross-country course featured some serious climbs, probably the longest on the World Cup circuit. They weren’t particularly technical, but they did suit riders who could sustain long efforts while ascending. The Czech, Ondřej Cink, was one such rider as he was chosen by a professional road team to ride the Tour de France for that ability. Mathias Flückiger also had form on these type of courses. The elastic between the two was finally broken in the penultimate lap, with Flückiger proving the strongest.

Red Bull Bike

Elite Women’s XCO Highlights

The men’s highlights will be added once available.

Results:

Elite Women:

  1. Loana Lecomte: 1:17:03
  2. Jenny Rissveds: 1:18:51
  3. Laura Stigger: 1:18:53
  4. Jolanda Neff: 1:19:05
  5. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:19:33

Full results here.

Elite Men:

  1. Mathias Flueckiger: 1:15:50
  2. Ondrej Cink: 1:16:04
  3. Anton Cooper: 1:16:35
  4. Thomas Griot: 1:17:16
  5. Vlad Dascalu: 1:17:17

Full results here.

U23 Women:

  1. Mona Mitterwallner: 1:06:30
  2. Blanka Kata Vas: 1:07:31
  3. Caroline Bohe: 1:07:56
  4. Puck Pieterse: 1:08:34
  5. Leonie Daubermann: 1:09:05

Full results here.

U23 Men:

  1. Riley Amos: 1:08:26
  2. Martin Vidaurre Kossman: 1:08:38
  3. Joel Roth: 1:09:15
  4. Simone Avondetto: 1:09:20
  5. Carter Woods: 1:09:24

Full results here.

UCI XCO World Cup in Leogang
Riders at the UCI XCO World Cup in Leogang, Austria on 13 June, 2021. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

Overall UCI Ranking as of 15/06/2021

Elite Women

XC Ranking Elite Women 15/06/21

Elite Men

XC Ranking Elite Men 15/06/21

Junior Women

XC Ranking Junior Women 15/06/21

Junior Men

XC Ranking Junior Men 15/06/21

For full rankings, go here.


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Comments (1)

    Cracking looking course & the speed! Chapeau to all! Special mention to those riding with broken bones – Neffe & Courtney! Ladies, your redefine whats tough. The bar is set high…

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