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Video: High Speeds, Big Comebacks & Sprint Finishes in the Nove Mesto XC Highlights

May 16, 2022
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesIt's all about speed when it comes to short track Cross-Country World Cup racing. Being one of the fastest tracks of the entire season, Nove Mesto in Czech Republic delivered a lightning-fast Friday afternoon showdown, that's definitely worth a rewatch!Red Bull Bike




bigquotesThe iconic Czech venue of Nové Město is a race that everyone in the Mercedes-Benz UCI Cross-country Mountain Bike World Cup field looks forward to, and, as ever, racing at the venue lived up to everyone's expectations.Red Bull Bike




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11 Comments
  • 21 1
 Nino. What a beast. Incredible.
  • 10 0
 Coming back over a minute after a flat... absolutely nuts. He had to bridge 3 groups to get to the leaders, and had enough to stay in 3rd. GOAT doesn't begin to cover it.
  • 6 0
 @bonkmasterflex: given how much beef Avancini has with Schurter it was just a little bit funny to see Nino smashing back past his group like they were standing still.
  • 3 0
 I was only able to finish watching the race today. Man it was amazing. Shurter is GOAT without question
  • 3 0
 @wingguy: i feel like nino is in much better shape than he was last year.
  • 2 0
 @Graham4stevens: Yes. I want to see this on-form Nino go up against an on-form Pidcock, but we might have to wait a few months.
  • 7 1
 Incredible racing, the whole race yesterday was insane! XC is often the best to watch of Dh, Enduro, DS and XC.
  • 1 0
 Schwarzbauer chubby for an xc racer! Love that dude, repn us 100kilo bigboys.
  • 1 0
 he lists his weight as 78kg and his height as 1.79m
  • 2 0
 @pasales: It's funny because relative to the general population he definitely isn't a big guy - or chubby imho - but in the context of a world cup xc racer he certainly stands out. They are mostly pretty small dudes.
  • 1 0
 His ftp has to be around 450ish or higher to put that much power down on the hills and be competitive.







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