Final Results: Leogang XC World Championships 2020

Oct 10, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
Foot out. Flat out isn t really the term here. Foot out and try not to eat it.


The results are in from the XC World Championships in Leogang. Pauline Ferrand Prevot led from the first lap to take the Elite Women's title for the second year in a row. In the Elite Men's race, it was another dominant French performance from Jordan Sarrou as he was at the front for most of the race.

For the U23 Women, it was Loana Lecomte, another French rider, who took home the rainbow jersey. Check out the full results below.




Results:

Elite Women

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:27:33
2nd. Eva Lechner: +3:01
3rd. Rebecca McConnell: +3:01
4th. Sina Frei: +3:46
5th. Isla Short: +4:17

Elite Men

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 1:25:37
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +45
3rd. Titouan Carod: +55
4th. Luca Braidot: +1:23
5th. Ondrej Cink: +1:37


U23 Women

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:13:34
2nd. Kata Blanka Vas: +1:11
3rd. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado: +2:42
4th. Haley Batten: +3:38
5th. Noelle Buri: +5:32





Full Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men


U23 Women




Live Race Updates:


2:25 am PDT:

Stay tuned for live updates and results from the Elite XC World Championships.

The Women's racing kicks off at: PST 03:15 / EST 06:15 / BST 11:15 / CEST 12:15

The Men will start at: PST 05:45 / EST 08:45 / BST 13:45 / CEST 14:45





3:15 am PDT:

The Elite Women are off, who will master the tricky course in Leogang and take the rainbow jersey?





3:15 am PDT:

A dramatic start to the race today with a crash from Elisabeth Brandau.





3:19 am PDT:

Pauline Ferrand Prevot currently leads the race as the riders make their way around the start loop.





3:24 am PDT:

After the start loop the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 7:50
2nd. Evie Richards: +11
3rd. Rebecca McConnell: +19
4th. Anne Terpstra: +31
5th. Yana Belomoina: +33





3:40 am PDT:

After the first lap the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 23:04
2nd. Rebecca McConnell: +56
3rd. Yana Belomoina: +1:30
4th. Eva Lechner: +1:32
5th. Sina Frei: +1:41





3:42 am PDT:

Kate Courtney is back on her bike after she was stopped in the tech zone to have some work done on her bike.





3:44 am PDT:

Pauline Ferrand Prevot has a small crash in the mud, the course is looking vicious.





3:49 am PDT:

Now it is Yana Belomoina who is stopped in the tech zone. It looks like she is having issues with her dropper post.





3:49 am PDT:

Now it is Yana Belomoina who is stopped in the tech zone. It looks like she is having issues with her dropper post.





3:56 am PDT:

After the second lap the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 38:51
2nd. Rebecca McConnell: +1:27
3rd. Eva Lechner: +2:12
4th. Sina Frei: +2:12
5th. Isla Short: +2:49





3:59 am PDT:

Another little crash from Pauline Ferrand Prevot, it doesn't look to be slowing her down as she continues to lead.





4:02 am PDT:

It looks like Kate Courtney is pulling out of the race. She joins both Jenny Rissveds and Anne Terpstra in not finishing today's brutal race.





4:02 am PDT:

After the third lap the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 54:46
2nd. Rebecca McConnell: +2:00
3rd. Sina Frei: +2:45
4th. Eva Lechner: +2:45
5th. Isla Short: +3:43





4:30 am PDT:

After the fourth lap the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:11:09
2nd. Rebecca McConnell: +2:43
3rd. Eva Lechner: +2:52
4th. Sina Frei: +3:07
5th. Isla Short: +3:57





4:39 am PDT:

There is a fight for the silver medal position as Rebecca McConnell is pushing hard to build a gap to Eva Lechner.





4:42 am PDT:

Pauline Ferrand Prevot is once again the Elite Women's XC World Champion!





4:44 am PDT

Rebecca McConnell goes down on the last descent, this lets Eva Lechner close the gap.





4:46 am PDT

Eva Lechner launches a last minute attack and beats Rebecca McConnell to the line!





4:48 am PDT

The top five Elite Women are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:27:33
2nd. Eva Lechner: +3:01
3rd. Rebecca McConnell: +3:01
4th. Sina Frei: +3:46
5th. Isla Short: +4:17





5:45 am PDT

The Elite Men are off, can Nino Schurter make it nine World Championship titles.





5:52 am PDT:

After the start loop the top five riders are:

1st. Milan Vader: 6:29
2nd. Titouan Carod: +3
3rd. Jordan Sarrou: +8
4th. Victor Koretzky: +13
5th. Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo: +18





6:05 am PDT:

After the first lap the top seven riders are:

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 19:19
2nd. Milan Vader: +5
3rd. Henrique Avancini: +38
4th. Titouan Carod: +38
5th. Victor Koretzky: +39
6th. Luca Braidot: +39
7th. Mathias Flueckiger: +39





6:07 am PDT

A snapped chain for Sebastian Fini Carstensen. Luckily he was near the tech zone so he should be back in the race quickly.





6:20 am PDT:

After the second lap the top six riders are:

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 32:12
2nd. Milan Vader: +25
3rd. Mathias Flueckiger: +47
4th. Henrique Avancini: +52
5th. Titouan Carod: +52
6th. Luca Braidot: +52





6:23 am PDT

A huge crash for Milan Vader. He is back on the bike and everything looks to be okay but it will have cost a lot of time.





6:25 am PDT

Another crash for Milan Vader. He is now back with the chasing group.





6:32 am PDT:

After the third lap the top five riders are:

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 32:12
2nd. Titouan Carod: +1:00
3rd. Mathias Flueckiger: +1:00
4th. Henrique Avancini: +1:01
5th. Luca Braidot: +1:01





6:45 am PDT:

After the fourth lap the top five riders are:

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 58:34
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +1:10
3rd. Henrique Avancini: +1:17
4th. Luca Braidot: +1:18
5th. Titouan Carod: +1:18





6:58 am PDT:

Going into the final lap the top five riders are:

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 1:11:54
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +1:14
3rd. Titouan Carod: +1:14
4th. Luca Braidot: +1:23
5th. Maxime Marotte: +1:30





7:09 am PDT

After fighting all the way up to fourth place Maxime Marotte has gotten a soft rear tire. It doesn't look to be flat at the moment but this is not what you want on the last lap.





7:10 am PDT

Jordan Sarrou is your new Elite Men's XC World Champion!





7:12 am PDT:

The top five Elite Men are:

1st. Jordan Sarrou: 1:25:37
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +45
3rd. Titouan Carod: +55
4th. Luca Braidot: +1:23
5th. Ondrej Cink: +1:37






105 Comments

  • 22 0
 I said it a couple weeks ago and I'll say it again... Isla Short with no factory support and a youngster on the scene taking a top 5. She is on a roll this year! Hope she picks up a sweet deal for 2021!
  • 15 0
 Great women's race, PFP is an absolute machine. The 2nd place battle was epic! Eva's reaction says all about how tough that was. And as a Maja fanboi for life it gives me chills to see her in top form, climbing 13 positions right into the top 10.
  • 7 1
 absolute absalon machine Wink
  • 2 0
 @ilyamaksimov: Julien is sure handing out lots of hugs today Smile The French are on fire!
  • 2 0
 I named one of my guitars 'Maja' so maybe I'd rival you haha
  • 19 1
 During this time in France.......


We have the f...... giro on the tv.......

Nothing more about xc victories. :-(
  • 2 0
 So true...
  • 2 0
 Yup, so sad Frown
  • 5 0
 Yeah and French rider in Giro wins every second day.
  • 3 0
 L'Equipe TV 17h45
Most of the time, I prefer RedBull TV Replay, in english ;-)
  • 1 0
 Qu'est ce que tu veux que je te dise. ...
  • 2 0
 Well, we've got zero cycling of any kind on the TV, and can't watch mtb without a vpn, so count yourself lucky.
  • 3 5
 @hllclmbr: land of the free though buddy
  • 1 1
 @hllclmbr: The Olympic channel is covering it. Pretty well too.
  • 15 0
 Yes isla short!! Great to see her hit the top 5! What an exciting race. The 2-3-4 battle was gripping viewing.
  • 15 0
 Bloody heck, go Bec!
  • 14 0
 GREAT JOB JOLANDA! way to fight back from the stomach illness!
  • 4 0
 And a pretty gnar crash not too long ago
  • 11 0
 Came here for bad jokes about Vader fighting to dominate the world(s)
  • 16 0
 He's already breathing pretty heavily, let's see if he can put a chokehold on the young French rebels' hopes.
  • 4 1
 @bananowy: there was a definite lack of balance for Vader on the technical descent.
  • 5 0
 The fall of Vader
  • 2 1
 @Slabrung: perhaps he can find new ways of motivation...
  • 5 0
 @Dropthedebt: ones that some may consider... unnatural?
  • 1 0
 Marc Vader ?
  • 1 0
 Was most likely Dark Vader...
  • 1 1
 @bananowy: from a certain point of view.
  • 6 0
 That 3 min gap in the women's race is quite something. And from what the camera showed us after the finish line it looked like it was an easy one for PFP (I bet it wasn't) !
I wonder if the muddy conditions helped her as she is a former cyclo cross world champion!
  • 8 0
 Jesus. That looks hard work.
  • 4 0
 Maybe someone will give me an answer.. interestingly enough, I don't see a lot of the men riders who are using the latest edition of the Fox 32 SC forks, and instead use the previous one.
I guess it's because of the slight weight difference, or am I wrong?
  • 1 0
 Probably the case..
  • 6 0
 Now we just need Vergier & Nicole in DH and the French sweep is complete!
  • 2 0
 Pretty good odds on that happening! In the mens field especially. Any one of about 10 frenchies could run away with it!
  • 4 0
 PFP is unstoppable when on form. Congrats! Hey Trek, imagine if Bec McConnell was one of your riders... And super-Sarrou smashed it! Shame about Henrique's and Marrotte's flat tyres.
  • 3 0
 Ahh, sad day for my fantasy team, Belomoina's dropper issue and Terpsta DNF Frown

Amazing ride from PFP, and amazing finish and comeback by Eva!
  • 2 1
 Yeah Terpstra DNF is brutal... Still, PFP 1st and Evie in 13th so still hopeful Eek
  • 1 0
 @Dropthedebt: what happened to Terpsta?
  • 1 1
 @esmo: Pulled out mid race. Started well but as they say, that's racing.
  • 1 0
 Congratulations to all ,but that Pauline what a machine another E.T :-))) ,for the men’s I will wait till the event is over and then watch on the Red Bull tv later on and expect the Red Bull tv will be working fine ,as the Dh I will ride in the morning drink a phew beers take a shower eat and then yes I’m ready for the replay without knowing the results,it’s almost like live ,and you can go back or forward in the event ,just hope that the great Red Bull tv media will be fine
  • 5 0
 Hope Kate's OK
  • 4 0
 Mathias Flueckiger 2nd again. Nothing ever changes!
  • 3 0
 Wow, well done to France, they have some amazing riders in all disciplins, pretty much owning evetyone at the moment.
  • 2 0
 Both men's and women's had some old school vibes, riding alone in no man's land for majority of the race, brutal conditions, spread climbs where you can see opponents, etc.
  • 3 3
 I find it mildly funny that after the Tour De France the French media was insinuating everyone else was cheating because the French sucked (in reality they just couldn't stay on their bikes) but the way they are suddenly dominating mountain biking is overlooked, particularly the riders associated with Julian Absalon?
  • 2 0
 Must say it crossed my mind (fu...g sadly)
  • 4 1
 The French are not "suddenly dominating mountain biking", they've dominated mountain biking for the past 20 years!
  • 3 0
 Mum and Dad Vader really missed an opportunity there when the named there son Milan...
  • 8 0
 Maybe they named their daughter Ella to make up for it.
  • 3 0
 Make mud wrestling great again!
  • 2 0
 Just saw that Paddock took the U23 race. Can't wait to see him race MVdP next year.
  • 1 0
 paddock?
  • 1 0
 Yep, fat fingers here. Sorry all
  • 2 0
 Pidcock has signed with Team Ineos for next year, so he'll probably be more road and cyclocross than MTB... But we can only hope...
  • 1 1
 Loana is on a fantastic run of results recently. Along with Evie, the breakout athletes of this truncated season. Chapeau Loana, chapeau French Cycling. Beer
  • 2 0
 No problem here on redbulltv casting from my xbox. Good quality.
  • 2 0
 PPV on a burner today! Crushing the women’s field
  • 1 0
 Gotcha - yeah makes sense that Red Bull would want to broadcast everywhere and the governing body sells rights.
  • 2 0
 chrome has a free hoxx VPN add on that I.m using in Canada
  • 1 0
 Followed the live timing here in the OR. Hopefully Red Bull replay will work at least.
  • 1 0
 Well, it looks like the weather screwed up everyone’s fantasy pool. We’ll see how it all shakes out.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know what happened to Jose Ulloa? Red Bull didn’t stream the race in the US unfortunately
  • 1 0
 Kata Blanka Vas, the best overall women's bike racer you've never heard of.
  • 1 0
 I though uk could watch but obviously not
  • 1 0
 It is on BBC sport app. I am watching now...
  • 1 0
 It's on Red Bull in Wales. Also BBC coverage available. Beer
  • 3 0
 There's a separate 'English Only' feed here for Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK: www.redbull.com/int-en/live/uci-mtb-championships-2020-leogang-xco-women-english-only
  • 2 0
 Go jordan ! Waaaaaaar !
  • 2 1
 Looks like Kate Courtney DNF due to a concussion
  • 5 1
 That makes sense now. Someone said "constipation" and I thought it was a bit strange... But she did look like she couldn't give a shit.
  • 1 0
 Her Mudder was a mudder!!
  • 2 0
 Nino?
  • 3 0
 Top 10. Just ahead of his bud Avincini. :-)
  • 1 0
 Will there be replays available?
  • 2 1
 Red Bull TV has all the replays available.
  • 1 0
 @billreilly: Unless you are in the US apparently. You would think they would be allowed to show it after the live aspect is done with. Crickets anywhere for any coverage that I can find other than some short shorts on Twitter. Oh well
  • 1 1
 Seems like last year they did not show up. Download a VPN for your favorite browser, chose a country that has the red bull live and go to this site in a private or incognito tab. www.redbull.com/int-en/events/uci-mountain-bike-championships-leogang-english-only
  • 1 0
 Funny that Annika Langvad was listed after pulling out of competition
  • 4 0
 The start lists are produced slightly in advance of the actual event. The results include everyone that was on the start lists whether they actually take the line or not.
  • 3 0
 She's just that fast. DNS but still listed on the results sheet.
  • 2 5
 Some covid infections to come? Spectator high fives at the finish straight then those gloved hands to face/mouth/blowing kisses.
Totally see how you can forget your transmission rules though after such an epic effort and the emotions of racing being front and center.
  • 1 1
 Well it was a good run for france in this year's worlds. Probably won't be in contention for any more events though...
  • 1 0
 What's in the water over at team France??
  • 1 0
 PED run Absalon. Seems timeline falls in place nicely.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know why the Men's replay is not available on nbc sports gold?
  • 1 0
 Is it snowing there?!
  • 1 1
 Pauline is just a beast
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