Chasing Victory in the Alps | Sidetracked with Lauren Smith in Leogang

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The Austrian Alps hosted the fourth round of the UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup. Catch up on the Leogang race action here –

Loana Lecomte and Mathias Flückiger won the women’s and men’s race, repeating the result of the first race on this short track (XCC) circuit in 2021. There was just one climb on this XCC course, with riders going into it straight after passing the start. It was also mighty long compared to most XCC tracks on the World Cup circuit, which led to larger gaps forming between the riders than we normally see in XCC races.

Behind Lecomte, in the women’s race, it was a second and third for Ghost Factory Team Racing team-mates Anne Terpstra and Caroline Bohe. Meanwhile, in the men’s race, Vlad Dascălu recovered from a few handling mistakes that saw him drop back out of contention to finish second. Flückiger’s Swiss team-mate Vital Albin produced a major surprise by finishing third.

Mona Mitterwallner had a different kind of race. After getting tangled in a crash off the start line that saw her handlebars get stuck in a competitor’s bike, those handlebars became twisted and unrideable. A dispirited Mitterwallner had to run with her bike on her shoulders to the first tech zone. When she set off again, she was dead last. With no real chance to get back to the front, she still kept pushing the pedals passing rider after rider, until she finally crossed the line in 15th.

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