Vallnord XCC World Cup Results and live XCO follow along (Spoilers!)

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Alessandra Keller and Mathias Flückiger take the win at the short track XCC World Cup at Vallnord

Following on from last weekend’s dramatic racing, we’re now at Vallnord in Andorra, with the the air over 20% thinner than sea level. Fast riding, massive climbs and some unfortunate crashes mean that we are cutting it close on the race for the overall.

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Alessandra Keller did a repeat of her 2018 race and took the win here agin in Vallnord. That, too, with a crash in her final lap. Anne Terpstra finished second, followed by Rebecca McConnell who seems to have got her racing mojo back! The otherwise race favourites Jenny Rissveds and Pauline Ferrand Prevot had an unfortunate start to the race, after Jenny slipped her pedal and fell onto the railing just as the race started, faltering Pauline too, as a result. Despite this, Jenny being at her top form this year, finished eighth and Pauline finished tenth.

In the last few laps, it became obvious that if Keller was to win, and Terpstra was to finish second, Keller would take the overall lead. With three laps to go, she broke away from the group and stayed about eight seconds further for most part…..until she crashed in the last lap and the gap closed. At this point, McConnell and Terpstra were close enough to overtake but having taken different line choices than Keller, she came out front of them again and broke away with all her might. Needless to say, that paid off and she took the win.

As of now, McConnell still holds the leader’s jersey in XCC, in spite of her and Keller having the same points, thanks her having won more races. In the overall XC standings, Mcconnell leads by 49 points.

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Italian rider Greta Seiwald had her best career finish at 6th place. Neff finished 16th. Annie Last finished 14th and Isla Short was 29th. Loana Lecomte, Evie Richards, and Kate Courtney were absent from the start.

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In the men’s race, Mathias Flückiger took the win, with Alan Hatherly finishing second followed by Vlad Dascalu in third. Schurter finished 15th.

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In the last few laps, Braidot broke away from the group and it was almost obvious that we would win. Fate had other ideas. His chain fell on the penultimate lap, he got caught up and ended up finishing 6th, which is still good enough for a front row start on Sunday, but not quite enough to take his first short track win! Hard luck!

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Meanwhile Tom Pidcock was shaking things up at Tour de France, taking the win at the Alpe De Huez stage!

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History states that Flückiger has gone on to win the XCO race every time he’s won a XCC short track race. Will we see a repeat of this or will Schurter get his record-breaking 34th XCO win?

As the drama continues, follow it live with us on Sunday!

The women’s race starts at 11:00am BST on RedBull TV and the men’s race starts right after at 13:30 BST. As with the last few races, we’ll be doing live updates right here. So, grab some snacks, watch the race live and join the cool cats to discuss it with us!

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  • Vallnord XCC World Cup Results and live XCO follow along (Spoilers!)
  • Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    The XCO Women’s race is currently underway with Terpstra leading the first lap, followed by McConnell and Keller.

    Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    The current gap between leading group and chasing group is about 8 seconds…

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    Terpstra still leading into the second lap. Will she keep that up throughout the race?

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    McConnell with a rear flat!

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    Terpstra is now 26 seconds ahead with Keller leading the chasing group.

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    Another rear flat for McConnell!🤦🏽‍♀️

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    Not having much luck today.

    Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    Terpstra still in the lead with a breakaway, with Stigger in second place 46 seconds behind and Pauline in third.

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    Mona Mitterwallner made up a minute in a lap and is currently sitting in 5th!

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    Such a shame for McConnell, not just two rear flats but also a crash in the rocky section in the woods!

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    Terpstra’s lead into 4th lap has extended to 1 minute 8 seconds!

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    Mitterwallner is now in second place, having overtaken PFP!!! A strong climber indeed!

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    Terpstra into her last lap now!

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    Mitterwallner in the second currently, with over a 30 second gap from Forchini behind her.

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    Anne Terpstra takes her second ever World Cup win!

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    Mitterwallner in second after a remarkable ride! Forchini finishes in third, in her best ever World Cup finish!

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    Emily Batty finishes 10th!

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    Strong ride and a 12th place finish for Annie Last!

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    Mona Mitterwallner taking second you would have thought she won 😀

    A great ride from Emily Batty.

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    Nice to see Isla Short taking 19th

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    Such a shame for McConnell, not just two rear flats but also a crash in the rocky section in the woods!

    Shame for us as spectators too, as McConnell was the only one near Terpstra. A real shame for Rebecca, especially as some of the big names weren’t riding.

    Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    Flückiger won’t be starting the XCO World Cup at Vallnord today due to a cold that he caught. He started feeling rough yesterday and hasn’t been feeling well since. This has gotta shake up the overall standings, especially if Hatherly does well today!

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    Men’s XCO World Cup is underway!!!

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    Korentzky leading at the moment, with a 10 second gap from the chasing group.

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    Korentzy still leading going into lap 2 with Sarrou and Dascalu!

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    Schurter’s currently sitting in 10th, evidently having a tough day!

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    Sarrou is in the lead now with Korentzky, Dascalu and Braidot right behind him!

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    Valero in the lead now!

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    Valero is absolutely pushing it and the group have managed to drop Sarrou around the climb near tech zone

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    Schurter. currently sitting in 6th, is fighting to close the gap to Sarrou and Korentzky.

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    Schurter is now in 4th place, having overtaken Sarrou.

    Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    The penultimate lap is bringing in allllll the drama with Schurter closing in the gap to the front, currently only four seconds from the leader.

    Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    Braidot’s performance right now is very impressive, seeing as he kept getting dropped and he kept coming back and keeping up with the front. He’s right behind Dascalu, who’s leading the race in this penultimate lap.

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    This is going to good… Last lap… Nino can get a top three I reckon!

    Premier Icon Vedangi Kulkarni
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    Dascalu has attacked HARD into the final lap pulling a gap between himself and Braidot, Valero and Schurter.

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    BRAIDOT IN THE LEAD NOW!!!

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    Schurter in third now, having overtaken Dascalu (who’s having unexplained bike issues at the moment)

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    Braidot takes the win!!!! Valero finishes in second, only 10 seconds back. Nino Schurter finishes third, Dascalu fourth and Sarrou fifth.

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    Great win by Braidot and an amazing finish by Nino considering his start. Feel sorry for Dascalu.

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