Where did mountain biking start? Right about here is the answer, with the “Repack” race “It started innocuously enough. A motorcyclist turned bikie discovered the old dirt road west of…
The XC in Les Gets was another intense event. Riders battled it out in short track for their starting place in finals. The conditions were pretty grim, with slippery sections, roots and rocks to contend with, riders did their best to take on the conditions and each other. France’s Loana Lecomte is a force to be reckoned with, taking her fourth win. In the men’s race, Swiss rider Mathias Flückiger came out on top.
It was fantastic to see Evie Richards get third ahead of Tokyo, her best elite world cup finish to date. Following the Olympics, the next round of the XC World Cup is in Lenzerheide on 3-5 September.
The rain, the mud, the struggle, the crowds, their energy, Les Gets had it all. Sunday’s UCI Mountain Bike XCO World Cup race delivered a slippery spectacle full of falls, comebacks and other exciting moments inside and outside the race tape.Red Bull Bike
- Loana Lecomte FRA – 1hr27m23s
- Jenny Rissveds SWE – +0.51s
- Evie Richards GBR – +1.10
- Pauline Ferrand-Prevot FRA – + 1.51s
- Rebecca McConnell AUS – + 1.55s
- Loana Lecomte FRA – 1330 points
- Pauline Ferrand-Prevot FRA – 955
- Jenny Rissveds SWE – 780
- Haley Batten USA – 755
- Rebecca McConnell AUS – 710
- Mathias Fluckiger SUI – 1hr27m33s
- Ondrej Cink CZE – +0.25s
- Jordan Sarrou FRA – +0.35s
- Alan Hatherly RSA – +0.39s
- Nino Schurter SUI – +1.21s
1. Mathias Flueckiger SUI – 1169 points
2. Ondrej Cink CZE – 934
3. Jordan Sarrou – FRA 790
4. Victor Koretzky – FRA 745
5. Nino Schurter – SUI 734
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