Results: XC Team Relay - Val di Sole World Championships 2021

Aug 25, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

Elite cross country races are usually individual events but once a year that all changes in the World Championships Team Relay. Each nation enters a team that includes a male and female junior rider, a male and female Under 23 rider, and a male and female Elite rider. Every rider completes one lap of the circuit before passing over to a teammate and the fastest cumulative time takes the win. The full team list can be found, here.

France and Switzerland are historically dominant in this race with 6 titles each through the years. Here are the results from the 2021 event:


2021 World Championships Team Relay Results:


1st. France: 1:25:51
2nd. USA +0:48
3rd. Germany +0:49
4th. Italy +1:39
5th. Switzerland: +2:04

Full Results:




22 Comments

  • 8 0
 Who was the closer for the USA? Would have been awesome to watch the battle with Germany for 2nd place!
  • 5 0
 I think it was Riley Amos, but I might be wrong, so don't quote me on that.
  • 7 0
 @pinkknip: Riley Amos, with what looks like the fastest lap of the day!
  • 1 0
 @panchosdad: absolutely, with a 15s margin, and he is still an U23 rider.
  • 6 0
 nice, even without Loana the french team manage to keep their WC jersey
  • 1 0
 she was even "replaced" by a second junior woman?!
  • 5 0
 Good to see Australia in the mix.... nvm our stupid federation only select 1 FEMALE ACROSS ALL AGE GROUPS AND DISCIPLINES
  • 1 0
 Booo. How do you develop international level talent without letting them compete at the international level? Not the first time this season a federation has done a shite job (cough, elite women’s DH, cough)
  • 2 0
 Due to COVID the only riders selected had to be already over there (and IIRC also on a pro team).
  • 6 0
 Nice job USA!
  • 1 0
 I used to love watching this race but haven't been able to find a replay of the entire race since 2019 or so. If anyone finds it online please post a link here. I'll do likewise.
  • 3 0
 yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh good job team
  • 2 0
 Username checkout
  • 3 0
 Thanks for not spoiling by blurring the results on the homepage!
  • 1 0
 The flags are still pretty obvious though...
  • 1 0
 Nevermind just realized that is blurred from another classification, it only matches the 1st place
  • 1 0
 Mmm, no Dutch team…well done Germany !
  • 2 0
 Any word on why no Dutch team?
  • 1 0
 @irondad: UCI; “ The 15 competing national teams are each comprised of six riders from different categories, who ride one 4km lap each for a team total of six laps”.
We simply do not have riders in each category.
  • 1 0
 @pinkknip: I'm sure NL has riders in each category, but maybe not enough with qualifying points? I'm not familiar with how riders qualify.

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