Recap – UCI World Cup XCO and Downhill in Lenzerheide

The intensity was high in Lenzerheide this weekend! The downhill track was unforgiving of any minor slip-ups and on the XC track, technical terrain made the climbs as well as the descents relentless. The World Champs had targets on their backs and it would seem that only Myriam Nicole and Evie Richards could take their rainbow stripes to the top step! Catch the highlights and results below or watch the full replays HERE.

Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
The Short Track XC opened up the racing in Lenzerheide. Alan Hatherly performed consistently over the weekend, nabbing 4th in XCC and XCO. Jenny Rissveds would claim top step for the women’s race.
Here are the video highlights from the Short Track racing in Lenzerheide

Full Results for all events can be found here: www.uci.org/

ELITE MEN XCC (Friday)
1st – Henrique Avancini: 19:58
2nd – Mathias Flueckiger: +0:01
3rd – Victor Koretzky: +0:01
4th – Alan Hatherly: +0:02
5th – Nino Schurter: +0:06

ELITE WOMEN XCC (Friday)
1st – Jenny Rissveds: 20:34
2nd – Evie Richards: +0:02
3rd – Jolanda Neff: +0:16
4th – Anne Tauber: +0:22
5th – Loana Lecomte: +0:31
15th – Candice Lill: +1:07

Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Saturday would follow with the Downhill finals. After qualifying 15th, Minnaar had an untidy race run and slipped back into 19th. Obviously not the run the World Champ was hoping for but he says it is feeling the hunger for the final round.
Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Loris Vergier rode true to form this weekend and claimed a narrow win over Loic Bruni! That has got to feel good!
Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Myriam Nicole backed up the fresh rainbow stripes on her kit with a win in finals of nearly 3 seconds over Tahnee Seagrave
Winning runs from the men and women at the Downhill in Lenzerheide
RAW action from the Lenzerheide Downhill

ELITE MEN DOWNHILL
1st – Loris Vergier: 2:46.921
2nd – Loic Bruni: 2:47.118
3rd – Thibaut Daprela: 2:47.291
4th – Amaury Pierron: 2:47.549
5th – Laurie Greenland: 2:48.189
19th – Greg Minnaar: 2:53.385

ELITE WOMEN DOWNHILL
1st – Myriam Nicole: 3:10.661
2nd – Tahnee Seagrave: 3:13.323
3rd – Vali Höll: 3:16.776
4th – Nina Hoffmann: 3:19.110
5th – Camille Balanche: 3:19.222

Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Victor Koretzky slayed the World Champ Nino Schurter to earn his second ever World Cup XCO win! Matthias Flueckiger, who is on great form this season, missed out on another victory to take 3rd ahead of Hatherly.
Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Evie Richards was the other woman who was able to take the rainbow stripes to the top step of the podium and she did so in powerful form! Candice Lill struggled with mechanicals and finished 34th while Mariske Strauss landed in 26th.

ELITE MEN XC0 (Sunday)
1st – Henrique Avancini: 19:58
2nd – Mathias Flueckiger: +0:01
3rd – Victor Koretzky: +0:01
4th – Alan Hatherly: +0:02
5th – Nino Schurter: +0:06

ELITE WOMEN XCO (Sunday)
1st – Evie Richards: 1:19:16
2nd – Rebecca McConnell: +0:19
3rd – Jenny Rissveds: +0:58
4th – Loana Lecomte: +1:12
5th – Sina Frei: +1:20
26th – Mariske Strauss: +6:18
34th – Candice Lill: +7:19

There is but 1 round left to go for the XCO and DH. These are the standings.

Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Men’s Downhill
Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Women’s Downhill
Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Men’s XCO
Recap - Uci World Cup Xco And Downhill In Lenzerheide
Women’s XCO

All images are courtesy of Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

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