The results are in from Les Gets after some dusty high-speed racing. Nino Schurter got his second win in 2019 after beating Gerhard Kerscbaumer to the line in a nail-biting last lap. Henrique Avancini couldn't quite keep up with the top two riders, he had to settle for third 38 seconds back. Stephane Tempier and Ondrej Cink sprinted to the line in a photo finish with Tempier just edging out in front.
Kate Courtney secures another perfect weekend with a win in both the short track and the XCO. After breaking away on the second lap Courtney was unstoppable throughout the whole race. Jolanda Neff pushed hard in the latter laps but it wouldn't be enough crossing the line just over 30 seconds back. Elisabeth Brandau got her best-ever World Cup results in third and was closely followed by Sina Frei. Pauline Ferrand Prevot would make sure a French rider made it onto the podium in Les Gets with a strong performance throughout the day.
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1st. Nino Schurter: 1:22.10
2nd. Gerhard Kerschbaumer: +4
3rd. Henrique Avancini: +38
4th. Stephane Tempier: +48
5th. Ondrej Cink: +48
6th. Peter Disera: +1:08
7th. Jens Schuermans: +1:21
8th. Jordan Sarrou: +1:22
9th. Mathias Flueckiger: +1:29
10th. David Valero Serrano: +1:46
1st. Kate Courtney: 1:26.29
2nd. Jolanda Neff: +33
3rd. Elisabeth Brandau: +1:05
4th. Sina Frei: +1:15
5th. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +1:32
6th. Haley Smith: +1:40
7th. Anne Terpstra: +1:41
8th. Rebecca McConnell: +2:16
9th. Jenny Rissveds: +2:24
10th. Eva Lechner: +2:44
Live Race Updates:
3:20 am PDT The Elite Women are off! Who will take the win today?
3:24 am PDT Jolanda Neff leads into the first downhill section. It looks like she is back to her usual tactic of going fast right out of the start gate.
3:27 am PDT Elisabeth Brandau has now taken the lead up the second climb of the course. Jolanda Neff is paying for her quick start and has fallen back.
3:31 am PDT Kate Courtney is now opening up a gap back to Brandau, as they head into the second half of the lap.
3:33 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap one: 1st. Kate Courtney // 2nd. Jenny Rissveds // 3rd. Eva Lechner // 4th. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 5th. Anne Terpstra //
3:34 am PDT Jenny Rissveds had an amazing first lap and she is now leading the chasing group. It's great to see her back at the front of the race.
3:36 am PDT Rissveds has overtaken Kate Courtney and is now leading after the first climb on the second lap.
3:41 am PDT Kate Courtney takes back the lead and has pulled a 12-second gap to Rissveds.
3:43 am PDT Jolanda Neff is now nearly a minute back in ninth place, she managed to come from behind last weekend but can she do it again in Les Gets?
3:46 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap two: 1st. Kate Courtney // 2nd. Jenny Rissveds // 3rd. Sina Frei // 4th. Elisabeth Brandau // 5th. Pauline Ferrand Prevot //
3:50 am PDT Courtney has a lead of around 20 seconds ahead of Rissveds. It doesn't look like Courtney is pushing that had but no one has an answer for her speed so far.
3:53 am PDT Jolanda Neff is on a comeback, she is back up to eighth but still over 50 seconds off Courtney.
3:57 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap three: 1st. Kate Courtney // 2nd. Jenny Rissveds // 3rd. Sina Frei// 4th. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 5th. Elisabeth Brandau //
3:59 am PDT Jolanda Neff's lap three was only one second slower than Courtney, it looks like she is on the pace of the leader, but she will need to push hard to close the gap.
4:05 am PDT Neff passes Brandau to take fifth position. She has made over 11 seconds back on Courtney in the last lap.
4:09 am PDT The chasing group has been caught by Neff and she is upping the pace significantly.
4:10 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap four: 1st. Kate Courtney // 2nd. Jolanda Neff // 3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 4th. Sina Frei // 5th. Jenny Rissveds //
4:13 am PDT The gap from Courtney to Neff is down to just 30 seconds. If Neff can keep up her current pace she will reach the leader on the last lap. Could we see a sprint finish?
4:19 am PDT Kate Courtney is now in sight of Jolanda Neff, the gap is down to 27 seconds.
4:23 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap five: 1st. Kate Courtney // 2nd. Jolanda Neff // 3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 4th. Sina Frei // 5th. Elisabeth Brandau //
4:24 am PDT Jolanda Neff pulled back 10 seconds on the fifth lap, she is going to have to push even harder if she is going to catch Kate.
4:32 am PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot goes down in the woods, she now drops out of the chasing pack.
4:36 am PDT Top five Elite Women going into the final lap: 1st. Kate Courtney // 2nd. Jolanda Neff - +34 // 3rd. Elisabeth Brandau - +1:01 // 4th. Sina Frei - +1:01 // 5th. Pauline Ferrand Prevot - +1:09 //
4:38 am PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot is pushing hard to regain positions after her crash, she passes Sina Frei on the first climb in a big move on the last lap.
4:47 am PDT Kate Courtney wins in Les Gets.
5:50 am PDT The Elite Men are off, for eight tough laps.
5:50 am PDT Huge pile up out of the start gate!
5:51 am PDT Victor Koretzky leads up the first climb.
5:54 am PDT Henrique Avancini reaches the bottom of the first descent at the front. There are no gaps so far but the pace is already high, we are definitely in for a great race today.
6:02 am PDT Top five Elite Men after the first lap: 1st. Nino Schurter // 2nd. Henrique Avancini // 3rd. Victor Koretzky // 4th. Ondrej Cink // 5th. Stephane Tempier //
6:04 am PDT Henrique Avancini attacked up the first climb and leads into the first descent. He has pulled out of huge lead!
6:05 am PDT After the downhill section Schurter is back with Avancini.
6:10 am PDT Avancini slips out of the off-camber grass and stalls Schurter.
6:12 am PDT Top five Elite Men going after the second lap: 1st. Stephane Tempier // 2nd. Jordan Sarrou // 3rd. Ondrej Cink // 4th. Henrique Avancini // 5th. Nino Schurter //
6:17 am PDT MVDP seems to be struggling today, missing out on last weekends race may not have paid off for him.
6:22 am PDT Top five Elite Men after the third lap: 1st. Stephane Tempier // 2nd. Henrique Avancini // 3rd. Nino Schurter // 4th. Ondrej Cink // 5th. Gerhard Kerschbaumer //
6:23 am PDT Gerhard Kerschbaumer is setting the pace up the first climb of the fourth lap. With the halfway point of the race coming up will we see a rider start to break away?
6:28 am PDT Ondrej Cink is pushing hard and moves to the front of the leading pack. Mathias Flueckiger is also looking fast a she makes his way back up to the front group after a slow start.
6:31 am PDT Top five Elite Men after the fourth lap: 1st. Ondrej Cink // 2nd. Henrique Avancini // 3rd. Gerhard Kerschbaumer // 4th. Nino Schurter // 5th. Stephane Tempier //
6:34 am PDT Ondrej Cink is opening up a sizeable gap, is he going to try and break away from the leading group.
6:36 am PDT At the bottom of the second big climb it's Cink, Avancini and Schurter forming a new leading group.
6:37 am PDT Reaching the top of the climb the pace is slowing. The race is definitely becoming tactical between the top riders.
6:40 am PDT Jordan Sarrou is dropping off the leaders, it looks like he can't maintain the high pace being set by Kerschbaumer.
6:43 am PDT Top five Elite Men after the fifth lap: 1st. Gerhard Kerschbaumer // 2nd. Henrique Avancini // 3rd. Nino Schurter // 4th. Ondrej Cink // 5th. Stephane Tempier //
6:46 am PDT Kerschbaumer, Schurter, Avancini and Cink have upped the speed once again. They are dropping Tempier and Sarrou.
6:47 am PDT Ondrej Cink is now dropping off the top three riders.
6:50 am PDT Top five Elite Men after the sixth lap: 1st. Gerhard Kerschbaumer // 2nd. Nino Schurter - +0 // 3rd. Henrique Avancini - +1 // 4th. Ondrej Cink - +2 // 5th. Stephane Tempier - +17 //
6:54 am PDT Nino Schurter is setting the pace at the front, only Kerschbaumer can go with him.
6:56 am PDT Schruter and Kerschbaumer have broken away, they have put a 10-second gap back to Avancini and Cink.
6:58 am PDT Avancini is closing in but Schurter is sprinting up the climb and puts a decent gap to Kerschbaumer.
7:02 am PDT Kerschbaumer has closed the gap to Schurter, he will be looking to break away on the first climb of the last lap.
7:04 am PDT On the first climb of the final lap Schurter and Kerschbaumer are setting a fast pace, who will be the first to go?
7:07 am PDT With one more climb to go there is nothing between the top two riders.
7:08 am PDT Schurter is attacking at the top of the climb he is riding away with ease.
7:11 am PDT Nino Schurter has created a huge lead and is still pushing hard.
7:13 am PDT Schurter takes the win!