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Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins Elite Women Cross Country title at Mountain Bike World Championships

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins Elite Women Cross Country title at Mountain Bike World Championships 2020-10-10Leave a comment

electrical bike Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins Elite Ladies Cross Nation title at Mountain Bike World Championships

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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France)

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) (Picture credit score: Rob Jones)
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France)

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) (Picture credit score: Rob Jones)
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Eva Lechner (Italy) and Rebecca McConnell (Australia) sprint for silver

Eva Lechner (Italy) and Rebecca McConnell (Australia) dash for silver (Picture credit score: Rob Jones)
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France)

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) (Picture credit score: Rob Jones)

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) turned the primary lady to efficiently defend the Elite Ladies Cross Nation title on the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships since her French compatriot Julie Bresset in 2012-13, with a dominating victory on Saturday in Leogang, Austria. Eva Lechner (Italy) outsprinted Rebecca McConnell (Australia) for second place.

Whereas the anticipated rain held off, the course was nonetheless extraordinarily moist and muddy, making the uphills sluggish within the sticky mud and the downhills slick and treacherous, with virtually each rider taking place in some unspecified time in the future.

Ferrand Prevot rode away from the remainder of the sector on the beginning loop, by no means to be seen once more. Apart from her apparent power on the climbs, Ferrand Prevot was using the technical descents higher than anybody, rising her lead by as a lot as 30 seconds per lap, to beat Lechner and McConnell by an enormous three minutes-plus.

The true battle was for silver. McConnell took management of second place on the beginning loop and appeared to have it wrapped up within the early laps, with a big hole over Lechner, Sina Frei (Switzerland), and Yana Belomoina (Ukraine). Belomoina had an issue together with her dropper submit and needed to have it changed within the pits, finally ending seventh. The 2018 world champion, Kate Courtney (USA) additionally had mechanical points, finally dropping out.

Lechner and Frei fought for the bronze medal place by means of the primary 4 laps, with Lechner stronger on the climbs and Frei bringing her again within the technical sections. Nonetheless, Frei started to tire within the final lap and a half, as did McConnell, enabling Lechner to drop the Swiss rider and shut in on the Australian. The final lap was a see-saw battle for silver, with McConnell pulling away, solely to crash on one of many last descents, permitting Lechner to catch up within the final 100 metres, with the Italian taking silver in a motorbike throw. McConnell needed to accept bronze, the identical place she completed in final 12 months.

For Ferrand Prevot, it was the third elite XC title of her profession, placing in her in a choose membership of Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa of Norway (4 titles), Alison Sydor of Canada (3 titles) and Margarita Fullana of Spain (3).

“I really feel nice,” stated Ferrand Prevot. “It was a tremendous race. I needed to have a great begin as a result of I knew on the uphills and downhills it will be a bit hectic in a bunch. I needed to go solo however did not anticipate to have such an enormous hole. It was good to have a great hole due to the potential of a mechanical or a crash; one thing can all the time occur. I needed to be protected till the top, and this fashion I might maintain calm and journey a great tempo. It is nice to have the ability to defend the jersey, and I am tremendous joyful to journey one other 12 months with the world champion’s jersey as a result of I actually prefer it. It is a good day for France, with the Underneath-23 girls’s title additionally for Loana Lecomte.”

Full Outcomes
Pos. Rider Identify (Nation) Group Consequence
1 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) 1:27:33
2 Eva Lechner (Italy) 0:03:01
3 Rebecca Mcconnell (Australia)
4 Sina Frei (Switzerland) 0:03:46
5 Isla Brief (Nice Britain) 0:04:17
6 Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) 0:04:46
7 Yana Belomoina (Ukraine) 0:05:28
8 Maja Wloszczowska (Poland) 0:05:44
9 Tanja Žakelj (Slovenia) 0:06:12
10 Alessandra Keller (Switzerland) 0:06:25
11 Jitka Čábelická (Czech Republic) 0:07:36
12 Malene Degn (Denmark) 0:07:49
13 Evie Richards (Nice Britain) 0:08:11
14 Lena Gerault (France) 0:08:36
15 Linda Indergand (Switzerland) 0:08:44
16 Nicole Koller (Switzerland) 0:08:51
17 Erin Huck (United States Of America) 0:08:52
18 Nadine Rieder (Germany) 0:09:25
19 Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz (Poland) 0:09:38
20 Janika Lõiv (Estonia) 0:10:27
21 Anne Tauber (Netherlands) 0:10:35
22 Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spain) 0:10:40
23 Daniela Campuzano Chavez Peon (Mexico) 0:11:26
24 Elisabeth Osl (Austria) 0:11:33
25 Githa Michiels (Belgium) 0:12:14
26 Sofia Gomez Villafane (Argentina) 0:12:21
27 Emily Batty (Canada) 0:12:31
28 Jennifer Jackson (Canada) 0:12:44
29 Haley Smith (Canada)
30 Cherie Redecker (South Africa)
31 Jana Czeczinkarová (Czech Republic)
32 Antonia Daubermann (Germany)
33 Maghalie Rochette (Canada)
34 Julie Bresset (France)
35 Karla Štěpánová (Czech Republic)
36 Sophie Von Berswordt (Netherlands)
37 Candice Lill (South Africa)
38 Elisabeth Brandau (Germany)
39 Vera Medvedeva (Russian Federation)
40 Mari-Liis Mõttus (Estonia)
41 Barbara Benkó (Hungary)
42 Janka Keseg Stevkova (Slovakia)
43 Kim Anika Ames (Germany)
44 Nadja Heigl (Austria)
45 Raiza Goulao Henrique (Brazil)
46 Gabriela Wojtyla (Poland)
47 Iryna Slobodyan (Ukraine)
48 Mariske Strauss (South Africa)
49 Leticia Jaqueline Soares Candido (Brazil)
50 Adriana Maria Rojas Cubero (Costa Rica)
51 Aleksandra Podgorska (Poland)
52 Monica Vega Torres (Mexico)
53 Jovana Crnogorac (Serbia)
54 Josefina Casadey (Argentina)
55 Maaris Meier (Estonia)
DNF Kate Courtney (United States Of America)
DNF Jenny Rissveds (Sweden)
DNF Anne Terpstra (Netherlands)
DNF Fabienne Schaus (Luxembourg)
DNS Annika Langvad (Denmark)

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