XCC Short Track Results from the Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2022

Aug 5, 2022
by Sarah Moore  
We are back with another round of flat-out XCC racing in Mont-Sainte-Anne. Here are the results from round 8 of the XCC Short Track.


Elite Women (8 Laps):

1st. Jolanda Neff 22:51
2nd. Gwendalyn Gibson +0:00
3rd. Alessandra Keller +0:02
4th. Anne Terpstra +0:07
5th. Caroline Bohe +0:08

Elite Men (9 Laps):

1st. Filippo Colombo 22:44
2nd. Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo +00:01
3rd. Sebastian Fini Carstensen +00:01
4th. Jens Schuermans +00:02
5th. Alan Hatherly +00:02

Watch the replay here

Full Results:

Elite Women

Elite Men


  • 15 3
 That boring track made for exciting races! That said, I'm glad that the Olympic course is much more technically difficult; mtb should be more than a test of tactics and fitness.
  • 2 1
 The track did look tame. I wasn't sure if they didn't show the hard parts
  • 5 3
 @Thirty3: the XCC tracks are always a bit...soft...
  • 11 0
 Xco track is straight gnarly. Watch Sundays event. Xcc is usually more straight fitness akin to cyclocross. Cornering that fast in off-camber grass can get rowdy though!
  • 3 0
 @AccidentalDishing: I am super stoked for Sunday! So many awesome riders all busting ass for the top spots.
  • 1 1
 @AccidentalDishing: Yes, especially if it's wet, and they are hauling! I fully understand no course is "easy" at pro xc pace. But most of the other short tracks I've seen at least feature more trail and some brief technical sections. There wasn't any trail on this course, just a very short section through woods but otherwise all grass. I watched the course preview for the Olympic, and it looks like the toughest all year! Anyways, the *relatively* easy course made for tight, exciting races, and very well earned victories for Neff and Colombo.
  • 4 4
 Agree, that was the most boring track. Hey let’s just stake parts on a ski run in the grass and have them go round and round. Reminded me of a kids race that is put on at most races. Ridiculous.
  • 9 1
 It makes sense to me that an XCC track has a different character from XCO., each discipline requiring a different skill set. Singletrack sections just spread out the field, and watching riders bump down a soft rock garden doesn't add much to the spectacle. I prefer close competition.
The women's race was particularly exciting, won by a rider with excellent technical skills, showing that she's a true all-rounder.
On Sunday we'll be presented with a different drama where strategy, technique and endurance will each have a different flavor. Is that so bad?
  • 2 0
 You can't compare XCC and XCO like that. Short Track is supposed to be flat out and less technical. The Olympics like you referred to is an XCO race course which are more technical.
  • 3 1
 @tigerfish50: Sorry, I did not intend to just compare this XCC vs this XCO track. Yes, they are different courses that test riders differently. I was comparing this XCC track to other XCC tracks I've seen this year, and this one was the smoothest, least obstacle having track by far. I like my XCC with a little more, I dunno, mountain biking. This course was less gnarly than even cyclocross courses and I *almost* imagine a rider like Neff wished she had her cross bike for that course, I don't think I saw a single root or rock?
  • 3 0
 Yep, the track wasn't much to look at but the wide open spaces made for some very entertaining racing.
Jay Jolanda!!! Good to see her continuing to improve. Bummer about Jenny. Hope she feels better by Sunday.

Sunday should be interesting with all of the new single track. IINM, it's going to play to the Tech & Tactically sound riders.
  • 1 2
 @ryansimonovich: I only compared to other XCC tracks, this was the worst
  • 13 0
 When Neff is winning on flat out, non-technical courses, it's time for the rest of the field to be worried.
  • 1 1
 She's a good Cyclocross racer as well; with a few top 10 World Cup results.....However, these courses don't play to her strengths - watch out Sunday.
  • 11 0
 Jenn Jackson getting 14th after a pretty big injury just a month ago is incredible!
  • 7 0
 almost as incredible as cutting icecream cake with a shift cable
  • 2 0
 Female Canyon team doing pretty well when their luck holds.

Poor Emily Batty… crashing is really taking a considerable toll on her last few events.
  • 1 1
 @MB3: got to feel for her. You can see how bad she wants it.
  • 11 1
 Ulloa making moves!!
  • 6 1
 No shoulder injuries?
  • 3 0
 How bout bmc team turmoil? Pfp is definitely leaving and julien hasn't shown up to snow show and vds
  • 1 0
 It wouldn't be the biggest surprise, would it? At the moment it's basically her own team with her own people around her. Maybe that suits her.
  • 2 1
 Sad to see Redbull not able to squeeze an interview with Ulloa... and they did the same damn thing and left off Ramona Forchini at Vallnord.

Pit reporter's interviews just keep getting worse Wink
  • 4 1
 Good to see a Swiss on the top step for once.
  • 6 5
 I know this probably isn't new news and I've noticed this earlier but when did Jolanda lose her big blonde hair?
  • 27 0
 When she went to the hairdresser
  • 13 0
 @tigerfish50: l shall wonder no more.
  • 4 0
 Sometime during the '21-'22 off-season. She is undoubtedly much harder to spot in the pack without it.
  • 6 0
 And she ditched her pearls...
  • 3 1
 @GRMTBR: She did didn't she. Interesting.
  • 1 1
 Where was Jenny rissveds? Unlike Christopher blevins they didn't announce her so I guess it was known but I'm seeing nothing.
  • 2 0
 I heard she woke up Friday AM not feeling well. A sore throat is the only detail I've heard since last night. I've been out clearing trail all AM and am just sitting down at the 'puter.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know why Blevins was a DNS?
  • 5 0
 He has Covid
  • 16 12
 @Mntneer: obviously couldn't have been from Snowshoe though since covid doesn't exist there...
  • 13 28
flag DBone95 (Aug 5, 2022 at 19:09) (Below Threshold)
 @anaughtymouse: What's it matter where he got it? He'll have the sniffles for a few days and go on about his life.
  • 20 7
 @DBone95: bro you have no idea what you’re taking about. I’m on day 18 of being the sickest I’ve ever been and I’m 45. COVID has the potential to be quite severe and a complete hell. Good luck.
  • 4 1
 @generictrailrider: covid, especially now, has pretty varied symptoms. I know a 90 year old unvaccinated woman who just got omicron. She had one day of coughing and soreness. She prob would have died from delta
  • 8 15
flag DBone95 (Aug 5, 2022 at 20:16) (Below Threshold)
 @generictrailrider: Bro, I had it too. I'm 54 and had cold like symptoms for less than 7 days, while popping positive for 13 days. My 51yr old wife had the same symptom duration and tested negative in 9 days. My 27yr old daughter and her 31 yr old husband had similar symptoms and durations as we did and just like 99.9% of people who get it. Sorry you're sick though.
  • 18 3
 @DBone95: Bro. Anecdotes aren't statistics.
  • 2 0
 @generictrailrider: Agree; I had it for 2 weeks in July; now clear but still feel lethargic, and haven't been on the bike for a month......It's not going away.....
  • 3 0
 @Starch-Anton: same here, mild symptoms, but still get fatigued quickly, need 10 hrs of sleep to function
  • 1 1
 @Mntneer: COVID has always had very mild symptoms. I’m still fairly young, triple vaccinated, is/was in shape, eat mostly well, and my body and mind got ravaged by the virus. Stay safe out there because this potentially brutal virus is 100% real.
  • 1 0
 @Starch-Anton: hang in there, man! I’m missing the bike too and I’m going on 3 weeks.
  • 3 0
 @generictrailrider: you can’t genuinely state that earlier variants of covid were as mild as current as omicron sub variants. Data doesn’t even remotely support that statement. I also felt bad for a couple of days, but got regeneron and immediately felt better. Zero lingering effects. Everyone should get tested if they feel ill and go to get some sort of monoclonal antibody treatment if they are positive
  • 1 0
 @Mntneer: my bad. I meant to say varied and not mild. Yup it’s true that COVID affects us all differently. I sure wish I just had sniffles and a cough for a few days. Be well!
  • 6 4
 @DBone95: The real issue is that you're in your 50s and are still using the term "bro."
  • 4 1
 @adamszymkowicz: I’m 49- be careful with jokes like that. Danger of making me pee myself.

COVID is so variable. One persons experience means nothing for the next guys experience. My experience was that it was completely unlike any illness I’d ever experienced. All new to me. But I didn’t die- though that would also have been new.
  • 3 0
 @adamszymkowicz: I’m 45 and that’s cute. Last I checked I can talk how I want. Good luck to you!
  • 1 1
 @generictrailrider: You didn't look very closely as to who I was replying to.
  • 2 0
 @MonsterTruck: Totally agree about the variability. I'm vaxxed/boosted, 38, and in good shape, and I had a really bad sore throat and bouts of intense fatigue for about a week. It wouldn't have been too terrible on my own, but my wife and our two kids also all got it, so it was two weeks of not leaving the house with two young 'uns who didn't have much of a reduction in energy level.
  • 1 1
 @generictrailrider: Sir. This is a Wendys.
  • 1 1
 @adamszymkowicz: I was responding to the 45yr old that called me bro.... I was being sarcastic. Pretty obvious I thought. Reading comprehension is a lost skill apparently.

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