Results: XCC Short Track - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2020

Sep 29, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
And the Women s field is off.

World Cup racing is back! The first of two Short Track rouns this weekend kicked off an XC series that will be over by Sunday afternoon. Cold temperatures and a saturation of rain made for a course that resembled a cyclocross track at times. Here are the results in the sprint format of Round 1 from Nove Mesto.

Elite Women

1. RICHARDS Evie 20:52
2. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline +0:00 Photo Finish
3. LECOMTE Loana +0:01
4. FREI Sina +0:03
5. BRANDAU Elisabeth +0:03
Elite Men

1. ULLOA AREVALO Jose Gerardo 20:15
2. KORETZKY Victor +0:00
3. MAROTTE Maxime +0:02
4. COLOMBO Filippo +0:02
5. BRANDl Maximilian +0:02

Full results to follow.

Watch the replay here

Full Results
Elite Women


Elite Men




96 Comments

  • 62 2
 Rob Warner: "Does anyone speak Mexican?!"
  • 14 0
 I loled hard
  • 11 0
 Yes, Viva México!
  • 4 0
 tranquilo como camilo
  • 3 0
 sereno moreno
  • 2 0
 calmantes montes
  • 42 3
 A huevo! Yes boy! This is such an important moment for Mexican cycling. Gracias Gerardo. Mexican cycling has been neglected so much by our governing officials, we have so much potential but no support at all its great to see Gera on top of the podium.
  • 8 1
 Doesn't huevo mean egg?
  • 7 0
 @mollow: It absolutely does
  • 2 0
 @EnriqueGar: so what's the translation for when you guys say A huevo? Just curious
  • 15 0
 @mollow: the loose translation would be something like 'f*ck yeah!'
  • 2 0
 @mollow: yah it's one of those wierd expressions that are unique to a certain population
  • 5 0
 @mollow: can also mean the danglers, if you catch my drift.
  • 3 0
 Foos Gone XC
  • 31 1
 Never belived to see this day when a Mexican get the podium in an internatinal MTB event, well done!!! Con madres !!!!
  • 12 0
 First podium I think was Daniela Campuzano last year on Vallnord, but first place on a race only Ulloa.
  • 6 0
 @HopeFbn: You are totally right!!! two good cyclists
  • 7 0
 @HopeFbn: Dani tambien acabo muy bien! Aseguro segunda fila para el jueves y la verdad no se le vio muy estresada en la carrera, mantuvo distancia para evitar caidas y nomas apreto la ultima vuelta para asegurar lugar
  • 1 0
 @EnriqueGar: Si, corrio seguro me imagino que para evitar apilarse en la curva. Son varios los que andan alla, esperemos le den con todo. Monica, Esteban, Adair, Emilio, Daniela, Monse y Gera. Daniela ya demostro que es podio contender y a pesar de su lesion ayer mantuvo ritmo. XCO es la buena, vamos apoyandolos y esperemos que los resultados sean lo que ellos buscaban.
  • 24 0
 Great result for Evie there Smile
  • 2 0
 Great step up to the elite ranks this year!
  • 19 1
 A huevo!!!!!
  • 13 1
 In this time of trying to push the sport of MTB into more regions and more inclusivity its GREAT to see Mexico with the podium! What a well run race, hoping to see more from Jose!
  • 15 0
 well that was unexpected
  • 10 0
 Well, if we had to wait this long for racing, at least it was worth it. That was outstanding!
  • 10 1
 Too bad Evie didn't get on camera for her post win interview.
  • 8 0
 Yeah, I was not impressed with the post-race coverage/interviews.. Evie seemed so genuinely excited and surprised by the result, judging by her voice. And all we got was a long shot of someone wiping mud off Pauline's face
  • 3 0
 Really? It was on live feed here...
  • 7 0
 "switch to camera 3"

-Sorry I was taking a dump.
  • 1 0
 @Dropthedebt: Not in Kiwiland, either. Also didn't get the graphics showing all the placings either. If coverage wasn't free, I'd be writing a sternly worded letter by now...
  • 3 0
 On Redbull TV (watched post-live) the interview with Evie was there. She has such a great bubbly personality. And wow, is she a powerhouse. Her build reminds me of track riders. Can't wait to see how she does in XCO.
  • 1 0
 @mrkkbb: A double World Jnr Champion in Cyclo-cross, a huge future ahead of her. Tracey Mosley has been a huge influence. tup
  • 9 0
 Cyclocross-like conditions can't have hurt Evie! Some ride!
  • 10 1
 Que viva Mexico !
:-0

Hasta el bottom out..

Siempre.
  • 9 1
 Get in, Ulloa!!! Result!
  • 7 0
 Yes! Elisabeth Brandau finished the race!
  • 6 0
 Gran carrera del compatriota Gerardo Ulloa, Viva México!!
  • 6 0
 How come Ulloa Arevalo is not included in the XC fantasy league?!
  • 4 0
 I don't know and I'm offended lol he should be, he's been in the top a couple of times last year no reason not to have him in the fantasy pool
  • 2 0
 @EnriqueGar: Yep, I wanted add Jose to my team. Next season, hopefully...
  • 2 0
 Still, expected Nino to be up closer. But he knows points are meaningless I suppose? But start position is bad...he can come back from any row start and take the lead. Was nice to see some fresh faces at the front though. Loana Lecomte is someone to watch. When she beat Neff earlier in the year it caught my attention. Would have been another great year of racing...now it's just a crazy week.
  • 2 0
 It looks like he went down on the asphalt a turn or two right before where Avancini crashed on the muddy jumps. Probably pulled the plug rather than try to jump the whole field at that pace.
  • 1 0
 @bruvar: exactly, he crashed.
  • 4 0
 The best shot of it is actually in the credits of the Red Bull Replay at 1:50:25

I had to watch it a couple of times, but you can see him go down hard after the tight turn on tarmac at the beginning of lap two. He, Sarrou, and Forster all go down (and maybe some others), and it takes 5-10 seconds for him to get moving again.
  • 7 0
 VIVA MEXICO CABRONES!!!!
  • 2 0
 Simon, ese! Ulloa was on a sick one!
  • 6 0
 Yeah Anton!!
  • 3 0
 Post race/podium coverage blew chunks. Production crew dropped the ball big time.
  • 4 1
 First World Cup win for the Supercaliber as well I believe.
  • 1 0
 How are all the athletes traveling now? I'm sure they are not doing the 14-day quarantines that overwhelming majority of countries are requiring.
  • 2 0
 My son travelled over there for Nove Mesto and Worlds XC and I was surprised to see the small amount of oversight required by the airlines to get into Europe. The main item was a recent COVID test at landing. Once they are there they have to live in a 'bubble' of their team and can get out for training.
  • 1 0
 @Supermoo: But it is not the airlines, it is government immigration port at the airports that people traveling have to get through. Perhaps people are going through England because they don't have as strict requirements then jumping to different countries from there. Probably some loopholes that people are able to get around.
  • 3 2
 Oh come on. The virus could have been completely contained in China at the beginning of the year. It’s a bit late for restrictions now.
  • 1 0
 @jclnv: I don't disagree with you. China should have stopped all travel by their citizens internationally. The fact is that WHO is against stopping international travel from the origin country of an outbreak. I can see how stopping movement of supplies and services is detrimental to a country, but not stop citizens of travelling abroad during an outbreak makes no sense. However, the travel restrictions of every country are a reality now.
  • 4 0
 A Huevo Viva Mexico!
  • 4 0
 Viva Mexico!!!!
  • 2 0
 Jose looks like the real deal. Hope he can keep it going. Good to have somebody new up there.
  • 2 0
 Boys are crazy riding Thunder Burt in these conditions Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Who was riding Thunder Burts?
  • 2 0
 @PapaStone: Mathias Flueckiger was. Anyone knows why he was wearing elbow protectors?
  • 11 0
 @magnusc: Because he was riding Thunder Burts.
  • 1 0
 Henrique Avancini placing 12th, not bad not bad. Keen to see him make some results!
  • 3 1
 Where's MVdP?
  • 29 0
 Gettin paid
  • 7 0
 No mtb at all for him this year. Prepping for Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
  • 1 0
 @azogas413: Hahahahaha
  • 2 0
 @Offrhodes: (In Homer voice) Fuh-lan-ders!
  • 3 2
 There's so little racing, I'm here like "Ok fine, I'll watch some XC"
  • 29 0
 Welcome to the most exciting discipline to watch!
  • 1 0
 where can I see the recap of the race???
  • 2 0
 Red Bull TV
  • 2 0
 @Dropthedebt: thanks man
  • 2 0
 @edr2: no problem. Beer
  • 4 3
 Is Emily Batty's keto working yet?
  • 1 0
 Those who know, know she didn't do real keto, just selective low carb off season like 90% of WorldTour roadies.

PB did an article a while back where she explains the circumstances around her 2019 performances.
  • 4 0
 She's more diesel than hot-rod and has never done too well in XCC. This is an area of improvement she does need to address as she was always getting fourth row slots at the races last year and effectively ruining any chance of good results. If she could get into the top 16, then I think she'd have a better chance come XCO-day. Hopefully she can chug along and get a good finish, because as it stands now, she's certainly number three rider at Trek, and if you think she had issues with Jolanda last year coming into the team, Evie is going to make it all the more harder for her.
  • 1 0
 That makes more sense. I didn't see that on camera.
  • 1 0
 No es fácil ser una pinche verga mexicana pero alguien tiene que serlo
  • 1 1
 Nino barely in top 30.
  • 3 1
 Only 13 seconds separate 1st and 30th. My guess is he rode safely as there was a big group at the end.
  • 5 0
 @blast-off: also Nino has admitted he is not that good on XCC, he must be saving the legs for the big day.
  • 5 0
 @HopeFbn: He and Lars crashed (behind Avancini I think), and it did kinda look like he didn't put in the effort to climb back up to the front
  • 7 0
 @EnriqueGar: I think Nino, Forster and Sarrou was caught up in the pileup on the sharp bend after the finish banner a round or two before Avancini’s crash. Strangely enough R&B (Rob & Bart) didn’t notice.
  • 1 0
 @magnusc: I think it happened off camera or something I only noticed it after the scott sram guys posted it on their gram
  • 1 0
 @EnriqueGar: It was on camera. I would not call it a crash. Just bikes getting mingled together in the tightest corner. Don’t think anyone hit the ground.
Check the replay at 1:21:15
www.redbull.com/int-en/live/xcc-nove-mesto-women-and-men-round-1
  • 1 0
 Nino says he hit concrete. Whether he crashed or not, when he got to the back of the pack he probably made a conscious decision not to exert all that energy to chase the front. Nove Mesto has one of the most generous start loops, where we've seen guys come from a few rows back by the time they hit the woods, so I doubt he's too worried.
  • 3 0
 @magnusc: If you watch closely you'll see Nino's purple helmet drop right as he gets to the exit of the corner arc. Looks like the front tire dips off the road/under the barrier. The crowd behind flows to the right and you see him get back up a second or two later from almost the same spot.
  • 2 0
 @bruvar: Good eye!
  • 1 0
 @bruvar: Sounds legit Smile I can see a bike on the ground, but everything else is just pixels. Was the rain the reason why the video quality was so bad or is it just my internet?
  • 1 0
 @magnusc: Your internet.
  • 1 0
 Nino never really has been a good short track racer.
  • 1 0
 @blast-off: Nino ride safely? Never. XCC is just not his thing, and if he got caught up on a corner it would have taken too much energy. It is crazy that they are doing XCO on Thursday and 2nd XCC on Friday -- that will be a excruciating. Followed by XCO on Sunday. I think he is just playing the game to have a reserve in the tank. XCO is his priority.

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