After a tough day of racing battling the heat and the altitude, the results are in from Andorra. Nino Schurter would put it all on the line in a lung-busting sprint to the line against Mathias Flueckiger and took his first win of the year. In the Elite Women's Anne Terpstra would get her first ever World Cup win and become the first every woman from the Netherlands to win an XC World Cup.Results
1st. Nino Schurter: 1:19.34
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +2
3rd. Henrique Avancini: +12
4th. Gerhard Kerschbaumer: +27
5th. Jordan Sarrou: +45
6th.Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo: +53
7th. Anton Cooper: +53
8th. Anton Sintsov: +1:19
9th. Victor Koretzky: +1:23
10th. Ondrej Cink: +1:31
1st. Anne Terpstra: 1:22.59
2nd. Jolanda Neff: +38
3rd. Yana Belomoina: +51
4th. Daniela Campuzano Chavez Peon: +58
5th. Jenny Rissveds: +1:03
6th. Githa Michiels: +1:08
7th. Anne Tauber: +1:51
8th. Kate Courtney: +2:04
9th. Sina Frei: +2:11
10th. Elisabeth Brandau: +2:14
Full Results:Elite MenElite Women
Live Race Updates:
3:20 am PDT The Elite Women are off, can Kate Courtney make it three in a row?
3:20 am PDT A big crash at the start causes a huge pile-up on the first corner.
3:22 am PDT Kate Courtney takes the lead.
3:25 am PDT Eva Lechner is leading at the first split, closely followed by Courtney. Jolanda Neff is 34 seconds back.
3:30 am PDT Catharine Pendrel goes to the front after the tech zone.
3:35 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap one: 1st. Catharine Pendrel 2nd. Kate Courtney 3rd. Anne Tauber 4th. Sina Frei 5th. Anne Terpstra
3:38 am PDT Kate Courtney seems to be dropping back from the leaders and now sits in fifth place, 14 seconds of the pace.
3:44 am PDT Jolanda Neff is back in the top ten and sits just behind Courtney in eighth place.
3:48 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap two: 1st. Catharine Pendrel 2nd. Anne Tauber3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot 4th. Sina Frei 5th. Anne Terpstra
3:51 am PDT Kate Courtney has dropped out of the leading group and is now over 20 seconds back.
3:53 am PDT Huge crash from Githa Michiels.
3:56 am PDT Anne Terpstra goes into the lead for the first time today and is trying to put a gap back to Pauline Ferrand Prevot.
3:58 am PDT Terpstra has already created a five-second gap to second place.
4:03 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap three: 1st. Anne Terpstra 2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot 3rd. Jolanda Neff 4th. Sina Frei 5th. Anne Tauber
4:03 am PDT The gap to second place from Terpstra is now 16 seconds.
4:07 am PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot goes down in a rock garden.
4:09 am PDT Jolanda Neff is coming is bringing the gap down to Terpstra on the biggest climb of the lap.
4:16 am PDT Top five Elite Women after lap four: 1st. Anne Terpstra 2nd. Jolanda Neff 3rd. Daniela Campuzano Chavez Peon 4th. Githa Michiels 5th. Sina Frei
4:17 am PDT Kate Courtney is back in eighth place, over a minute back from the leader.
4:20 am PDT Neff has closed the gap to first to just six seconds.
4:22 am PDT Jolanda Neff has closed the gap just on a short section of downhill. The two leaders now have a 50 second lead to third position.
4:27 am PDT Jenny Rissveds is having a great race and sits in sixth place.
4:30 am PDT Top five Elite Women going into the final lap: 1st. Anne Terpstra 2nd. Jolanda Neff 3rd. Daniela Campuzano Chavez Peon 4th. Githa Michiels 5th. Yana Belomoina
4:33 am PDT Anne Terpstra pulls away and Jolanda Neff has no answer. She has already built a 14-second gap.
4:37 am PDT Yana Belomoina goes into third place with half a lap to go.
4:43 am PDT Anne Terpstra has had an amazing race and takes the win! The first woman from the Netherlands to take a XC World Cup win.
5:46 am PDT The Elite Men are lining up to start.
5:51 am PDT The Elite Men are off, who will take the win today?
5:55 am PDT Nino Schurter crashes on the technical downhill section.
5:57 am PDT Henrique Avancini has managed to pull a 13-second lead at the halfway point on lap one.
6:00 am PDT Top five Elite Men after lap one: 1st. Henrique Avancini 2nd. Ondrej Cink 3rd. Jordan Sarrou 4th. Nino Schurter 5th. Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo
6:09 am PDT Leaders Avancini and Cink have created a 20-second gap to the chasing group.
6:13 am PDT Top five Elite Men after lap two: 1st. Ondrej Cink 2nd. Henrique Avancini 3rd. Jordan Sarrou 4th. Nino Schurter 5th. Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo
6:16 am PDT The leading group now have an advantage of over 24 seconds.
6:24 am PDT Top five Elite Men after lap three: 1st. Ondrej Cink 2nd. Henrique Avancini 3rd. Mathias Flueckiger 4th. Nino Schurter 5th. Gerhard Kerschbaumer
6:35 am PDT Top five Elite Men after lap four: 1st. Ondrej Cink 2nd. Henrique Avancini 3rd. Mathias Flueckiger 4th. Gerhard Kerschbaumer 5th. Nino Schurter
6:40 am PDT If anyone other than Cink is going to win this then the chasing group have to make a move now.
6:47 am PDT Ondrej Cink has pulled out.
6:49 am PDT Cink has decided to continue racing after feeling issues with his heart.
6:52 am PDT Mathias Flueckiger currently leads with Avancini and Schurter right behind him.
6:58 am PDT Top five Elite Men before the final lap: 1st. Nino Schurter 2nd. Mathias Flueckiger 3rd. Henrique Avancini 4th. Gerhard Kerschbaumer 5th. Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo
7:00 am PDT Schurter and Flueckiger have sprinted off creating a 13-second gap to Avancini.
7:04 am PDT Nino Schurter tries to pass on the Wall but Flueckiger fights back and ups the pace.
7:06 am PDT Flueckiger launches an attack but he can't drop Schurter. It looks like it will be a sprint finish between the two Swiss riders.
7:07 am PDT Schurter makes a mistake and stalls.
7:08 am PDT Now Henrique Avancini is almost back with the two leading riders.
7:09 am PDT Schurter is getting ready to make an attack, how late will he leave it?
7:10 am PDT They are sprinting, Schurter goes through to the front.
7:10 am PDT Nino Schurter takes the win!