Pauline Ferrand-Prévot claims victory in women’s elite race with impressive long-range solo attack at UCI MTB World Cup Nove Město

Ferrand-Prevot Defeats Rivals in Elite Men’s XC Race at UCI World Cup

In the elite men’s cross country race at the UCI World Cup in Nové Město na Moravě, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot of Ineos Grenadiers claimed victory. She rode to a dominant solo victory in her World Champion stripes, finishing ahead of US rider Haley Batten (Specialized Factory Racing) in second and Alessandra Keller (Thomus Maxon) in third. Completing the 26.45km loop in 1:24:44, Ferrand-Prevot was a full 1:02 ahead of Batten after launching her initial attack on the main climb of the start loop.

The race saw a battle between Saturday’s short track winner Keller and young talent Puck Pieterse. However, a rear wheel slip and dismount for Pieterse on the final lap caused her to settle for fourth place. Ferrand-Prevot’s race was executed excellently, with only a brief dismount on the third lap that did not affect her significant lead.

After the race, Ferrand-Prevot expressed her satisfaction with her performance. Despite not feeling her best, she pushed herself and focused on maintaining her own pace. She highlighted the course’s steep climb as playing to her strengths and mentioned the positive atmosphere of the event.

This win marks Ferrand-Prevot’s third victory on this course, positioning her as a clear favorite ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games. Her dominance and strategic race tactics have solidified her status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of cross country cycling.


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