Final Results from the Lenzerheide XC World Cup 2021

Sep 5, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Evie Richards pushing and challenged the lead pack all race long.


After an amazing day of flat out racing the results are in from Lenzerheide. In the U23 racing, there were two dominant riders. Mona Mitterwallner and Martin Vidaurre Kossmann took big wins and the top steps of the podium in their categories.

The Elite Women's race saw some very close racing for the first few laps, but a big attack on lap four saw the newly crowned World Champion Evie Richards win in Lenzerheide. Rebecca McConnell crossed the line in 2nd, 19 seconds back. Jenny Rissveds completed the top three riders after a last-lap puncture for Sina Frei. Loana Lecomte couldn't win today, but she does walk away with the 2021 World Cup overall title.

After a close battle for the Elite Men's win, it was a late attack by Victor Koretzky that took him over the line two seconds up on Nino Schurter. Mathias Flueckiger once again was passed by Nino Schurter on a wild inside line seeing him take third place today and missing out on closing the overall World Cup title before heading off to Snowshoe for the final race.

Check out the full results below.



Results:


Elite Women (5 Laps)


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


Elite Men (6 Laps)


1st. Victor Koretzky: 1:18:23
2nd. Nino Schurter: +0:02
3rd. Mathias Flueckiger: +0:09
4th. Alan Hatherly: +0:18
5th. Titouan Carod: +0:31



U23 Women (4 Laps)


1st. Mona Mitterwallner: 1:08:35
2nd. Caroline Bohe: 1:10:22
3rd. Savilia Blunk: 1:10:56
4th. Leonie Daubermann: 1:11:25
5th. Gwendalyn Gibson: 1:11:28


U23 Men (5 Laps)


1st. Martin Vidaurre Kossmann: 1:09:24
2nd. Juri Zanotti: 1:09:40
3rd. Joel Roth: 1:09:59
4th. Mathis Azzaro: 1:09:59
5th. Charlie Aldridge: 1:10:00




Full Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men


U23 Women


U23 Men




Live Race Updates:


7:09 am PDT

Victor Koretzky wins in Lenzerheide!



7:08 am PDT

Nino Schurter takes a wild inside line to pass Mathias Flueckiger.



7:07 am PDT

Victor Koretzky has opened up a big gap at the front, this is going to come right down to the line.



7:05 am PDT

Victor Koretzky now takes the lead after a big attack.



7:04 am PDT

It couldn't be closer between Mathias Flueckiger, Nino Schurter and Victor Koretzky. It looks like we are going to see a sprint finish.



6:58 am PDT

Going into the final lap the current top Elite Men are:

1st. Mathias Flueckiger: 1:07:32
2nd. Nino Schurter: +0:00
3rd. Victor Koretzky: +0:00
4th. Alan Hatherly: +0:01
5th. Titouan Carod: +0:05



6:48 am PDT

Mathias Flueckiger launches a huge attack up the first climb.



6:47 am PDT

After the fourth lap the current top Elite Men are:

1st. Nino Schurter: 56:08
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +0:00
3rd. Victor Koretzky: +0:00
4th. Alan Hatherly: +0:01
5th. Titouan Carod: +0:01



6:43 am PDT

Nino Schurter is attacking hard on the second half of the fourth lap.



6:39 am PDT

The pace is really being pushed at the front of the race with some incredible efforts from the top riders.



6:36 am PDT

After the third lap the current top Elite Men are:

1st. Mathias Flueckiger: 44:50
2nd. Victor Koretzky: +0:00
3rd. Nino Schurter: +0:01
4th. Henrique Avancini: +0:01
5th. Alan Hatherly: +0:01



6:28 am PDT

Nino Schurter is pushing very hard at the front of the race as we near the halfway point.



6:25 am PDT

After the second lap the current top Elite Men are:

1st. Nino Schurter: 33:32
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +0:00
3rd. Victor Koretzky: +0:00
4th. Henrique Avancini: +0:01
5th. Alan Hatherly: +0:02



6:12 am PDT

After the first lap the current top Elite Men are:

1st. Henrique Avancini: 10:31
2nd. Victor Koretzky: +0:00
3rd. Nino Schurter: +0:00
4th. Alan Hatherly: +0:01
5th. Mathias Flueckiger: +0:01



6:02 am PDT

After the start lap the current top Elite Men are:

1st. Henrique Avancini: 10:31
2nd. Victor Koretzky: +0:00
3rd. Nino Schurter: +0:00
4th. Alan Hatherly: +0:00
5th. Milan Vader: +0:00



5:50 am PDT

The Elite Men fly out of the start with Milan Vader leading out onto the start lap.



4:39 am PDT

Evie Richards wins in Lenzerheide a week after becoming the World Champion!



4:37 am PDT

Flat tire for Sina Frei on the second half of the last lap. This is a disaster for Sina as she was looking to get a third-place result.



4:27 am PDT

Going into the last lap the current top Elite Women are:

1st. Evie Richards:
2nd. Rebecca McConnell: +0:06
3rd. Sina Frei: +0:20
4th. Loana Lecomte: +0:34
5th. Jenny Rissveds: +0:35



4:19 am PDT

Evie Richards is riding away at the front as she builds a nine-second gap to Sina Frei in 2nd.



4:13 am PDT

After the third lap the current top Elite Women are:

1st. Rebecca McConnell: 53:02
2nd. Sina Frei: +0:01
3rd. Evie Richards: +0:01
4th. Loana Lecomte: +0:01
5th. Jenny Rissveds: +0:04



4:09 am PDT

Loana Lecomte almost has a massive crash over the rock roll feature. Loana somehow manages to ride it out on her top tube and is chasing down the top three riders.



4:06 am PDT

Evie Richards is now out front and pushing hard with Sina Frei and Rebecca McConnell chasing her down in second and third place.



4:01 am PDT

After the second lap the current top Elite Women are:

1st. Anne Tauber: 39:38
2nd. Sina Frei: +0:01
3rd. Jenny Rissveds: +0:01
4th. Rebecca McConnell: +0:01
5th. Loana Lecomte: +0:01
6th. Evie Richards: +0:01



3:53 am PDT

Loana Lecomte really seems to be struggling today as she sits in fifth place, five seconds off the pace.



3:48 am PDT

After the first lap the current top Elite Women are:

1st. Jenny Rissveds: 25:53
2nd. Rebecca McConnell: +0:00
3rd. Sina Frei: +0:00
4th. Loana Lecomte: +0:01
5th. Anne Tauber: +0:01
6th. Evie Richards: +0:01



3:40 am PDT

Jenny Rissveds and Sina Frei are picking up the pace at the front with Loana Lecomte falling slightly further back in third place.



3:33 am PDT

After the start lap the current top five Elite Women are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 12:08
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +1
3rd. Sina Frei: +9
4th. Evie Richards: +9
5th. Anne Tauber: +12



3:20 am PDT

The Elite Women are off with Jolanda Neff leading the race out of the start.



The 2021 World Cup XC racing continues with the fifth round in Lenzerheide.

The Women's racing kicks off on Red Bull TV at: PST 03:00 / EST 06:00 / BST 11:00 / CEST 12:00

The Men will start on Red Bull TV at: PST 05:30 / EST 08:30 / BST 13:30 / CEST 14:30






78 Comments

  • 20 0
 Fleuckiger is going to be salty about that pass by Schurter.
  • 7 0
 And he wasn't
  • 4 5
 @mtbcrosscountry-com: Should have been and he probably is, not just in public. The pass in the WC was nice, but this pass Nino didn’t hold his line and almost pushed Flueckiger into that tree, almost like when he clipped Ulloa’s front wheel in Nove Mesto last year. Nino wont have many friends left in the WC-field if he continues like this …
  • 6 2
 @magnusc: LoL.

You sound like an Alain Prost. It's a race. If there is a gap, it will be exploited. Otherwise everyone should just stay home.
  • 3 5
 @m1dg3t: I am not talking about the gap before the turn, I’m talking about the lack of gap Nino left for Flueckiger in the turn. Nino takes the inside line which I have no problem with, but in the turn Nino has too much speed and goes way into Flueckiger space. If Flueckiger hadn’t played it safe and backed down he would have gone head first into that tree. If you haven't watch it a couple if times in replay i suggest you do so.
  • 5 2
 @magnusc: Your interpretation doesn't change my opinion. It is a race. These are professionals. If you leave ANY gap/space expect for it to be exploited. This is World Cup racing. Not some local event.

Like I said, you sound like an Alain Prost.
  • 3 5
 @m1dg3t: It has never been OK to cut riders lines and crash people into trees or barriers, even on a world cup level. Just ask Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen.

Sounds like you should stick with car racing …
  • 3 4
 @magnusc: Have a tissue. Like I said, I don't agree with your interpretation. Maybe you should stick to local racing where the stakes aren't as high? These are professionals racing at the highest level. I will reiterate, again; this is World Cup racing and if there is a gap, it will be exploited.

PS: I saw no one put in to trees/barriers.
  • 3 3
 @m1dg3t: We actually nearly never see passes like this in world cup races. Koretzky did a clean perfect pass just a few moments earlier, but Nino’s pass was nothing like that. Flueckiger backed down, thats why he avoided the three. Fabio Jakobsen did not and we all saw how that went.
  • 4 3
 @m1dg3t: this guy did the same thing to me in another thread. Needs to apply social justice to race situations because his mom's basement needs better circulation
  • 2 1
 @Willikers: Maybe Nino should have tapped Flueckiger on the shoulder and politely asked him to reduce his cadence and make way so that Nino could overtake him? Then they could have went for tea after the race and Nino would give Mathias a back rub. LoL

@magnusc: Go cry to mommy. It's World Cup racing. Not everyone gets a prize at these events. I'll say it again, 1 last time: IF there was NO gap there would be NO pass. This is a race.
  • 1 1
 @m1dg3t: Seems like you are stuck on repeat … no arguments, just talk about mommy and some old man you have seen on TV.
  • 1 1
 @magnusc: Yes. Quite frustratingly. I don't argue with idiots. Keep crying to mommy.
  • 1 1
 @m1dg3t: Don’t worry. As you get older you will learn to manage and keep cool. You will also realise that there are more important things in life than being rude on Pinkbikes comment section.
  • 1 1
 @magnusc: You really are special LMFAO. Get a life. Loser.
  • 1 1
 @m1dg3t: oh God he's stalking me on the other thread

I mean if he calls me out assaulting my character then I'm going to let him have it.

As an old fart it's important to remember he might have mental health issues so we should just leave it at that I think
  • 1 0
 @Willikers: It’s pretty obvious that you are the one doing the stalking here …
  • 1 1
 @m1dg3t: see what I mean?
  • 20 3
 That pass by Shurter was next level
  • 10 1
 I seen him setting up for it and was like "for real?" Then Nino did what Nino does Big Grin
  • 17 1
 Nino's overtakes 10/10
  • 4 1
 Flückiger nearly avoided another hard contact with a tree.
  • 7 1
 A very dangerous move, but you know, It´s Elite MTB. This things happens. But It´s about the show, Nino need It, And he was not my favourite, I sand by Mathias always, but I´m glad he did that move. By a moment, I thought, he let Mathias wins, give him the oportunity to be the Winner of season 2021, but No!, he didn´t, and I`m glad and proud for this. It´s all about the race, the sport, spirit, strenght, faster as you can be
  • 4 2
 @fu33: That was a thing of beauty!
  • 9 0
 Mona Mitterwallner is such a metronome, each lap with almost the same time. Interesting to see if she'll be faster than the winner in the Elite race like she did in the world champs the past week-end
  • 3 0
 the accuracy with which she drove every lap is incredible. 4 laps differ in time by one second!
  • 1 0
 Lecomt also have very similar circles in time)
  • 12 0
 sam gaze 4 laps showed the best time!
  • 9 0
 Great to see him back
  • 8 0
 Very impressive. If you ignore his first lap, his times are the same or better than the leaders.
  • 8 2
 @mbl77: Sam would have won if he started on the front lines. Except for the first lap, he was the fastest today.
  • 8 0
 Good to see Evie finally win a World Cup race, her confidence grows since the world champs. It's been a long time since us brits did well on the XCO circuit. What's happened to Emily Batty?, she's struggling to even make top 20 so far this season. I wonder if this signing with Canyon has a performance clause, I'm sure they expected bigger and better things with her.
  • 8 0
 Did they really expect bigger and better from Emily? Seems like her results have really fallen off after 2018 (she turned 30 that year) and there’s lots of speculation that her value is more based on social media presence than race results. That being said, can’t say I recall much output from her social lately.
  • 9 0
 Martin Viduarre two wins in a row on U23, such a pride to all the Chileans, grande martin vieja!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Great Biker. Congratulations chilenian brother.
  • 6 0
 Selfishly, I'm bummed that PFP is a healthy quit and won't take the fight to Snowshoe where I'll see my first ever World Cup race in person, but congrats to Loana and Evie... Although if I had to bet money today on the upcoming Women's XCO, I'd slide it all in on Becca getting her first win in Snowshoe.
  • 10 0
 Evie Richards is in beast mode!
  • 6 0
 Fantastic win by Evie, well deserved. I'd still love to see Rebecca get onto the top step, second for her today is also a great result and hopefully not long until she makes the breakthrough.
  • 8 0
 Loana takes the world cup!
  • 3 8
flag ilyamaksimov (Sep 5, 2021 at 7:18) (Below Threshold)
 and mathias
  • 3 0
 @aaronjb: yes i was wrong
  • 4 0
 @ilyamaksimov: There's still 375 points on offer, so both Cink and Koretzky have matemathical chances of winning (125pts for short track and 250 for XCO).
  • 4 0
 Great ride by Savilia. Spent a year working specifically targeting her weaknesses. Paid off in spades
  • 6 0
 Evie is a jedi
  • 14 0
 Evie Richards does not skip leg day
  • 1 1
 @trouble: since she got over her body dysmorphia sky's the limit
  • 4 0
 What a couple of races! So good! That late lap pass by Nino was sooooo crazy.
  • 3 0
 If Jenny wins then loana needs 6th place or higher to take the overall win.
  • 4 0
 Flueckiger and Schurter are starting to seem like Charlie Brown and Lucy.
  • 4 0
 Men race was absolute fire!!!
  • 4 0
 Evie Richards is on such a roll. So stoked for her.
  • 3 0
 T-mo keeps delivering for Trek even after her retirement,just look at Eivie and Harnden
  • 3 0
 Big brain tactics by Flückiger
  • 4 0
 Bravo Victor !
  • 2 0
 Wow, not a single US elite men's racer? None? Or am I missing something?
  • 4 0
 Blevins is in the tour of Britain and Swenson is racing over here.
  • 14 0
 Jeez if no one is going to show up might as well throw Tinker in there
  • 5 0
 @Mooseymtb: I think Swenson might be done with international stuff, he just gets crushed every race. Probably more fun to win easy stuff in the US and not be constantly travelling/jet lagged.

That makes sense about Blevins.
  • 5 0
 @Willikers: Ned's still in good shape last I talked to him. That was like 5 years ago, but I bet he'd manage to beat 1/3 of those guys.
  • 2 0
 @waltworks: no doubt - he won Mount Washington last year!
  • 1 0
 @waltworks: as luck would have it I'm fixing up my wife's old full sus now - the tires on it are Ned Overend The Captain!

Yep, he sure still is
  • 2 0
 @waltworks: Not an ounce of disrespect meant to Ned, but... - easy there, tiger.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, you're probably right. Send Tinker!
  • 1 1
 @Willikers: I wouldn't be surprised if he finished top 25. He may not have the all out speed, but I don't think anyone on the WC circuit can match his endurance. I mean, how many people regularly compete in 24Hr endurance races?
  • 1 0
 @waltworks: For good measure, let's get John Tomac a ticket too! The legends XC team would prolly finish with pretty decent results!
  • 2 0
 Lots of U.S. talent in the U23 Women's pool.
  • 3 0
 Absolutely! Excited to see the solid finish by Gibson. All the stellar Western CO trail riding pays off!
  • 1 0
 Did anyone see the dust up between Jenny and a fan at the finish of XCO?
  • 1 0
 No, was it caught on Redbull TV?
  • 1 0
 @tunnel-vision: It was right before she crossed the finish line as she was mid fiving fans. It was likely minor but enough to grab Rissveds' attention.

Probably a fan of another rider being an asshat.
  • 1 0
 I’ve seen the replay but I didn't see anything other than high fives …
  • 1 0
 @magnusc: She looked back at one fan, stared at him/her, then shook her head. I doubt it was a big deal, but I rarely see haters at mtb events.
  • 1 0
 where was Yolanda Neff?
  • 2 0
 On the results list in 25th place???
  • 1 0
 Young disciple, all you need to know lies in the paint scheme of her bike ;-)

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