Photo Report: XCC Short Track - Vallnord World Cup 2018

Jul 13, 2018
by Irmo Keizer  


Henrique Avancini and Allesandra Keller take the win in a brutal short track race as riders gasped for air on the hills of Vallnord, Andorra. Another 20 minutes in the hurt locker shakes up the grid for Sunday's XCO.

Anne Tauber CST Sandd American Eagle Rotor NED
Anne Tauber broke her finger in Val di Sole, but does not concede to pain. Some alterations and no complaints here.

Batty warms up.
Batty warms up.

Jolanda Neff Kross Shimano SUI
Jolanda Neff is the one to beat with her number one plate.

The rest of the costume got frightening.
The rest of the costume got frightening.


Emily Batty fought hard for fifth.
Emily Batty fought hard for fifth. Kate Courtney, in her first year in the Elite category, finished sixth.

Barbara Benko took her turn in the lead and finished third.
Barbara Benko took her turn in the lead and finished third.

Annika Langvad took third. Not bad after last weeks hand injury.
Annika Langvad was undefeated in the Short Track until today, when she took second. Not bad after last week's hand injury.

Langvad and Keller lead out the pack.
Langvad and Keller lead out the pack.

Jolanda Neff Kross Shimano SUI
Jolanda Neff leading the pack.

Alessandra Keller takes the win
22-year-old Alessandra Keller takes the win!


The men are off.

Avancini looks back to see where the chasers are.
Avancini looks back to see where the chasers are.

Mathieu van der Poel takes second.
Mathieu van der Poel takes second.

Henrique Avancini leading into the woods.
Henrique Avancini leading into the woods.

Kerschbaumer is in form.

Two big results for Henrique Anacini in two weeks. This time it was the win.
Two big results for Henrique Avancini in two weeks. This time it was the win.

Mathieu Van der Poel Corendon-Circus FOX Shimano NED
Mathieu Van der Poel attacks, Avancini follows.

Henrique Avancini Cannondale Factory Racing FOX Shimano BRA
Henrique Avancini brings it home.

Mathieu Van der Poel Corendon-Circus FOX Shimano NED
Mathieu Van der Poel always goes for the number one spot. He dug deep today.


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16 Comments

  • + 7
 Parabéns Avancini! Sabemos que este resultado veio de muito esforço dentro e fora da prova!
  • + 5
 I know this is WC XC racing - in normal stages you still have the opportunity to recover a little but in this XCC... it's just like a full 20 min sprint! brutal...
  • + 1
 Full gas all the time at short track!
  • + 6
 Monster performance from Henrique (and Gehrard)!
Sure, sunday will be another race (or not), but let us dream...
  • + 1
 I really like the Hulk like jersey of Avancini!
  • + 1
 The reports are coming in all over from swollen genitals on mens and womens races.
  • + 2
 20min vs 9min has very different results.
  • + 1
 those Cannondale suits are dope!
  • + 0
 Where are all my pictures of Nino? That's all we come here to see....
  • + 9
 Dude, try some Kate.
  • + 1
 The little Pinkbike pervs.
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