Results: XCC Short Track - Les Gets World Cup XC 2019

Jul 12, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
All eyes on Nino.

The results are in from a dusty short track race in Les Gets.

Watch the replay here.


Elite Men

1st. Mathieu Van Der Poel: 21:51
2nd. Henrique Avancini: +1
3rd. Victor Koretzky: +2
4th. Nino Schurter: +2
5th. Jens Schuermans: +3
6th. Maxime Marotte: +4
7th. David Valero Serrano: +4
8th. Ondrej Cink: +6
9th. Peter Disera: +8
10th. Lars Forster: +8

Elite Women

1st. Kate Courtney: 19:30
2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +7
3rd. Elisabeth Brandau: +7
4th. Jolanda Neff: +7
5th. Ramona Forchini: +12
6th. Annie Last: +18
7th. Lea Davison: +18
8th. Anne Tauber: +20
9th. Anne Terpstra: +28
10th. Catharine Pendrel: +32

Full Results:
Elite Men

Elite Women

Regions in Article
Les Gets


  • + 9
 Kate!! She's having the season of dreams so far!
  • + 4
 I think she would rather forget last weekend though - had to dig real deep to maintain her position
  • + 4
 Rumour has it Nasa have spotted the dust cloud thrown up from the racing in Les Gets & are tracking it as it covers most of Europe.
  • + 2
 Wow, Kate Courtney on fire. Dropping everyone with 2 laps to go. Just large and in charge. When, Van Der Poel started cranking down his shoes at the beginning of final lap, you knew the race was going into warp speed after that. In poker, that is a complete tell. Lol.
  • + 1
 Is there beef between Prevot and Courtney? They seemed to have an odd exchange after the race, with Courtney holding her hand in Prevot's face in some strange gesture. Around 33:18 in:
  • + 1
 I saw that too, but they did hug during the award presentation.
  • + 2
 @Jamminator: What do you think it was about though?

Normally I'd say that red bull betting on a personality as emotionally volatile as Kate's could blow up in their faces, but the audience for MTB XC racing is so small it just won't matter since no one's paying attention. :-)

Prevot's reaction was funny. She looked little Kate up and down and laughed at her. Kate's too small to be intimidating.
  • + 2
 That was an odd exchange. It almost looked like one of those moves women do when they stick their new engagement ring in their girlfriends face. Or, when the Pope sticks his hand out for someone to kiss his ring. Kate's face when she turned around didn't look awfully friendly either..... PFP had that "get out of here child" look. Weird indeed.

I've never thought PFP to be overly excitable. Very level headed, very adult, is the perception I've gotten.
Kate on the other hand is wound like a 10 day clock. Her spirit animal ought to be a ricochet rabbit bouncing off the walls.
  • + 2
 @Augustus-G: Interesting take! The more success she has, the crazier she'll become. Eventually she'll threaten to "shove an inner tube down yer throat!" and finally put mountain bike racing on the map!
  • + 2
 @formula411: I rewatched it several times now. Three things to consider: 1-Kate's family/friends were right there on the barricade, so it seems awkward she'd be openly hostile. 2-Julien Absalon, Thomas Frischknecht, and Ric McLaughlin were all also right there. 3-Pay attention to Frischknect's weird reaction (left side of screen in black Scott shirt at 33:24) of laughter and imitation.

If there is beef, I'm sure several people around the pits know it. I'm guessing (hoping at least) it's just some misunderstood exchange. If I still had Twitter I'd @RicMcLaughlin and @BartmnBrentjens
  • + 2
 @Jamminator: The most likely explanation is she beefs with everyone who doesn't bow down to "queen Kate." She's really full of herself and no one in her circle is keen to correct her. Besides, she's so diminutive she doesn't come across as an actual threat.

We'll see more and more of this type of behavior, especially if she gets good results. Kate knows how much she can get away with, which is a lot.
  • + 0
 @formula411: What are you on about? Kate's, "volatile" and, "full of herself" and, "the more success she has the crazier she'll become?

Have you met and spent time with her? Or are you just having some strange reaction to her having fun on Instagram?

Like all people winning at this level, she's a killer for sure. But why the hate?
  • + 1
 Is Nino Schurter running negative rise bars? Just judging from that picture, it appears like he still has upsweep at the grips but the middle section goes down.
  • + 1
 Yeah its negative, google nino schurter 2019 bike and you can see Big Grin
  • + 1
 @johnnyprank: Wow, yeah just looked it up and it looks wild! I'm still waiting for them to just attach the stem straight to the (lower) fork crown with everything positive rise again. They can't spin the bars around anymore anyway nor do they need to. Then they'd probably just need a low ring with a single bolt to keep the fork in place, or maybe even integrate it with the stem cap.
  • + 1
 He is also rocking a reverse stem. Super aggressive pedaling position.
  • + 1
 mvdp not enough oxygen? he was not in the best shape
  • + 10
 I mean, he still won....
  • + 1
 @goldencycle: yes, but looked dull during the race
  • + 2
 @ilyamaksimov: Looked to me like he had a strategy to stay near the front and follow the attacks. He doesn't need to animate because he's the best sprinter in the field.
  • + 1
 @SangamonTaylor: perhaps we will see on Sunday whether he has enough air to win)
  • + 1
 @ilyamaksimov: it's XCC, if you want to win you want to do it with the least amount of energy so you can win on Sunday.
  • + 1
 Jenny Rissveds will be racing on sunday?
  • + 1
 No Jenny Rissveds

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