Elite XC Results from the Glentress XC World Champs 2023

Aug 12, 2023 at 3:34
by Ed Spratt  
The 2023 Elite XC World Championships have been crowned at Glentress.

Pauline Ferrand Prevot has made history once again as she secures back-to-back double World Championship wins. The French racer started off slow but quickly caught a hard-charging Loana Lecomte up the first climb on lap one and never looked back. Pauline Ferrand Prevot looked unmatched as she pushed a hard gear throughout the race piloting the new Pinarello to its second win of the week. Loana Lecomte secured a silver medal as she rode a faultless race but just never had the power to match the race winner.

The biggest fight of the race was for the bronze medal position where we saw potential 3rd place finishes from Puck Pieterse, Mona Mitterwallner, Alessandra Keller and Evie Richards throughout the race. The last lap would leave it all down to Puck Pieterse and Mona Mitterwallner with a final big punch from the European champ putting Puck into the final medal spot.

Tom Pidcock has become the first British man to win the Elite XC World Championships as he dominated the race to take the title at home. Tom Pidcock took advantage of a slightly improve grid position to make his way to the front of the race during lap two and an attack during the fifth lap was impossible to match. Sam Gaze also came from a mid-grid position as he battled past the world's best and almost looked like he could take the gold, the New Zealand rider secured the silver medal. Nino Schurter didn't have the power to secure an 11th title but he does still leave Scotland with a bronze medal. Mathieu Van Der Poel didn't live up to many people's hype as his return to XC after over two years ended after he slipped out on a flat turn heading into the finish after the start loop. Peter Sagan who also received a bumped start position despite seemingly not meeting the updated rules didn't make an impact on the racing ending the day in 63rd.

Check out the results and race updates below.


Elite Women:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:24:14
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +1:14
3rd. Puck Pieterse: +1:27
4th. Mona Mitterwallner: +1:31
5th. Alessandra Keller: +2:23

Elite Men:

1st. Tom Pidcock: 1:22:09
2nd. Sam Gaze: +19
3rd. Nino Schurter: +34
4th. Victor Koretzky: +43
5th. Vlad Dascalu: +54

The Elite Women's Race as it Happened:

3:33 am PDT: The Elite Women are Off
The Elite Women are off as Loana Lecomte leads after the start loop. Wet weather has changed the course from the dusty conditions of the U23 racing. More wet weather is expected throughout the morning with a chance it will clear up for the Men this afternoon.

3:36 am PDT: Puck Pieterse Leads Loana Lecomte Up the First Climb
Puck Pieterse and Loana Lecomte are starting to ride away as they power up the steep initial climb. Despite the rain the woods are still looking pretty dry.

3:37 am PDT: A Slow Start for Pauline Ferrand Prevot
Pauline Ferrand Prevot has had a tough start to the race as she sits in 6th, 16 seconds off the pace.

3:39 am PDT: Loana Lecomte Creates a Big Gap on the First Downhill
Loana Lecomte is not waiting around as she has made the most of her lead into the first downhill of lap one creating a decent gap back to Puck Pieterse.

3:42 am PDT: Loana Lecomte is Now 15 Seconds in Front of Puck Pieterse
As riders cross the second split Loana Lecomte leads by 15 seconds. Pauline Ferrand Prevot moves into third, 16 seconds off the leader.

3:44 am PDT: Pauline Ferrand Prevot Launches an Early Attack
Pauline Ferrand Prevot pulls ahead of the chasing group and looks to be putting down some serious power as she tries to reel in Loana Lecomte.

3:46 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 1
1st. Loana Lecomte: 14:36
2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +5
3rd. Alessandra Keller: +11
4th. Puck Pieterse: +11
5th. Martina Berta: +13

3:46 am PDT: Pauline Ferrand Prevot Catches Loana Lecomte
Pauline Ferrand Prevot has caught Loana Lecomte and has taken the lead up the first climb of the lap.

3:48 am PDT: Loana Lecomte is Already 9 Seconds Back
The gap from race leader Pauline Ferrand Prevot to Loana Lecomte has grown to nine seconds.

3:51 am PDT: Puck Pieterse & Alessandra Keller Have Formed a Chasing Group
Puck Pieterse and Alessandra Keller have pulled around eight seconds ahead of 5th-placed Martina Berta as they battle for the bronze medal.

3:56 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 2
1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 26:06
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +14
3rd. Puck Pieterse: +33
4th. Alessandra Keller: +34
5th. Evie Richards: +41

3:59 am PDT: Pauline Ferrand Prevot is Looking Unbeatable on the Climbs
We are still in the early stages of the race but Pauline Ferrand Prevot and her choice of a hardtail are looking unmatched on the climbs as she continues to build a lead.

4:00 am PDT: Loana Lecomte is 24 Seconds Back
The first climb of lap three has knocked Loana Lecomte another 10 seconds back from Pauline Ferrand Prevot.

4:02 am PDT: Pauline Ferrand Prevot Comes Up Short on the River Gap
Pauline Ferrand Prevot may be leading the race but she takes a big rear wheel impact as she almost misses the landing on the river gap. The race leader also avoids the main line over the big gap jump before the second half of the lap.

4:04 am PDT: Evie Richards has Caught Alessandra Keller and Puck Pieterse
Evie Richards has ridden into the fight for the bronze medal as she seems to be building pace as we head to the mid-point of the race.

4:05 am PDT: Loana Lecomte Pulls Back Time on Pauline Ferrand Prevot
Loana Lecomte is losing time on the climbs but she is pulling back time on the descents. At split two the gap between the French riders has reduced.

4:09 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 3
1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 37:34
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +28
3rd. Puck Pieterse: +1:06
4th. Alessandra Keller: +1:07
5th. Evie Richards: +1:07

4:13 am PDT: Loana Lecomte Loses Another 6 Seconds
Loana Lecomte has lost six seconds up the first climb on lap four. It's interesting to see that this is less than the previous lap where Pauline Ferrand Prevot gained 10 seconds in this sector.

4:18 am PDT: Alessandra Keller Pulls Away From Evie Richards & Puck Pieterse
Alessandra Keller has started to build a small gap back to the 4th and 5th place riders as she tries to secure a bronze medal position.

4:21 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 4
1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 49:07
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +41
3rd. Alessandra Keller: +1:28
4th. Evie Richards: +1:33
5th. Puck Pieterse: +1:34

4:26 am PDT: Puck Pieterse is Riding Back to Alessandra Keller
Puck Pieterse is looking to be pulling back time to 3rd-placed Alessandra Keller as Evie Richards is dropping off the pace of the chasing group.

4:30 am PDT: Puck Pieterse is Just 3 Seconds Back From Alessandra Keller
Puck Pieterse has closed the gap to Alessandra Keller from six seconds at the start of the lap to only three at split two.

4:33 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 5
1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:00:44
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +57
3rd. Alessandra Keller: +1:50
4th. Puck Pieterse: +1:50
5th. Mona Mitterwallner: +1:55

4:35 am PDT: Mona Mitterwallner has Joined the Fight for Bronze
Freshly crowned Marathon World Champ Mona Mitterwallner has joined the battle for the last medal position with Puck Pieterse and Alessandra Keller.

4:37 am PDT: Mona Mitterwallner & Puck Pieterse Attack on the Steep Climb
Mona Mitterwallner and Puck Pieterse pull a small gap of three seconds on Alessandra Keller as they up the power on the steepest part of the initial climb.

4:42 am PDT: Mona Mitterwallner & Puck Pieterse Pull Back Time on the Race Leader
Mona Mitterwallner and Puck Pieterse have really upped the pace as they fight for bronze. At both splits on lap six, they pulled back time on race leader Pauline Ferrand Prevot.

4:44 am PDT: The Top 5 Going into the Final Lap
1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 1:12:31
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +1:03
3rd. Mona Mitterwallner: +1:44
4th. Puck Pieterse: +1:44
5th. Alessandra Keller: +1:54

4:47 am PDT: Bar-to-Bar Racing as Mona Mitterwallner & Puck Pieterse Fight Up the First Climb
Mona Mitterwallner and Puck Pieterse are really fighting up the first climb of the last lap as they go all-out to try and take the bronze medal.

4:49 am PDT: Puck Pieterse Tries & Fails to Attack Mona Mitterwallner
Puck Pieterse tries to pass Mona Mitterwallner into the downhill after the big climb but she fails to match the power of the Marathon World Champ as she cannot make up any ground.

4:54 am PDT: Pauline Ferrand Prevot Takes Back-to-Back Double World Championship Wins
For the second year running Pauline Ferrand Prevot has won both the XCC and XCO World Championships.

The Elite Men's Race as it Happened:

7:30 am PDT: The Elite Men are Out on the Start Loop
The Elite Men have left the start with Jordan Sarrou leading into the shorter start loop.

7:34 am PDT: Mathieu Van Der Poel Crashes Out
Despite being given an advantageous start position by the UCI Mathieu Van Der Poel who hasn't raced XC in over two years has slid out on a flat turn heading into the finish area. Mathieu has been slow to get back up and we hope he will be able to continue racing today.

7:36 am PDT: Mathieu Van Der Poel is Out
Mathieu Van Der Poel will not be continuing today, we will provide an update when we hear more. Hopefully, he has decided to sit out after losing a lot of time and not that he is seriously injured.

7:38 am PDT: Jordan Sarrou Leads the First Lap
Jordan Sarrou currently leads the race on the first lap as Nino Schurter sits in 2nd with Martins Blums 3rd.

7:40 am PDT: Nino Schurter Takes the Lead
Nino Schurter looks to be on a mission today after the frustration of the UCI's star order rule change.

7:43 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 1
1st. Nino Schurter: 12:35
2nd. Jordan Sarrou: +0
3rd. Pierre de Froidmont: +1
4th. Alan Hatherly: +1
5th. Luca Braidot: +2

7:46 am PDT: Alan Hatherly Attacks at the Front
Alan Hatherly has built a gap of two seconds as he starts to put the power down. Jordan Sarrou is in 2nd as Nino Schurter falls back to 3rd.

7:48 am PDT: Tom Pidcock Sits in 11th
Tom Pidcock is making his way through the race as after just over a lap he is in 11th position. Peter Sagan has dropped from his UCI improved start position to 49th.

7:51 am PDT: A 3-Rider Group is Forming at the Head of the Race
Alan Hatherly, Jordan Sarrou and Nino Schurter are picking up the pace and starting to ride away from the chasing riders. Tom Pidcock is hunting them down as he is now in 7th, the leading riders will want to make this as hard as possible for the British rider to catch up to them.

7:53 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 2
1st. Alan Hatherly: 22:37
2nd. Jordan Sarrou: +1
3rd. Nino Schurter: +1
4th. Pierre de Froidmont: +2
5th. Tom Pidcock: +4

7:56 am PDT: Nino Schurter Powers Up the First Climb to Go in Front
Nino Schurter hammers the pedals up the steepest part of the first climb and as the 2nd and 3rd placed riders follow Tom Pidcock falls eight seconds back.

8:02 am PDT: Tom Pidcock Catches the Leaders
Tom Pidcock has done the hard work and is now on the rear wheels of the top three racers. The question now will be how much energy did he use to catch up.

8:03 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 3
1st. Alan Hatherly: 32:39
2nd. Jordan Sarrou: +1
3rd. Tom Pidcock: +3
4th. Nino Schurter: +3
5th. Vlad Dascalu: +21

8:07 am PDT: Alan Hatherly & Nino Schurter Create Small Gaps at the Front
Alan Hatherly and Nino Schurter are keeping the speed high at the front knocking Tom Pidcock three seconds back and Jordan Sarrou has fallen six seconds off the leaders.

8:11 am PDT: Jordan Sarrou has been Dropped
Jordan Sarrou is now 13 seconds back at the second split on lap four as the leading trio of Alan Hatherly, Nino Schurter and Tom Pidcock are holding a high pace.

8:13 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 4
1st. Alan Hatherly: 42:47
2nd. Nino Schurter: +0
3rd. Tom Pidcock: +0
4th. Jordan Sarrou: +12
5th. Victor Koretzky: +24

8:16 am PDT: A Big Attack from Nino Schurter
Nino Schurter is putting down some big watts as he is powering up the first climb on lap five. Tom Pidcock and Alan Hatherly have done well to stick with him so far.

8:20 am PDT: Tom Pidcock Takes a Turn at the Front
Tom Pidcock has gone into the lead for the first time today as the leading trio make their way around the second half of lap five.

8:23 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 5
1st. Tom Pidcock: 52:45
2nd. Nino Schurter: +0
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +0
4th. Sam Gaze: +23
5th. Victor Koretzky: +23

8:26 am PDT: Tom Pidcock & Nino Schurter are Trying to Drop Alan Hatherly
Tom Pidcock & Nino Schurter are trying their best to make it a two-way fight at the front as they gap Alan Hatherly by four seconds.

8:28 am PDT: Alan Hatherly is No Longer with the Leaders
Alan Hatherly is now off the front of the race as only Nino Schurter can hold onto Tom Pidcock's rear wheel.

8:30 am PDT: Alan Hatherly is 13 Seconds Back
As Tom Pidcock puts the hurt into his closest competitors Alan Hatherly drops 13 seconds off the pace. The South African rider is now at risk of being taken in by the next group of riders led by Sam Gaze.

8:31 am PDT: Tom Pidcock Drops Nino Schurter
Tom Pidcock has gone all-out to drop the ten-time World Champion as it looks like Nino Schurter has no answer to the British rider.

8:33 am PDT: The Top 5 After Lap 6
1st. Tom Pidcock: 1:02:25
2nd. Nino Schurter: +11
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +25
4th. Sam Gaze: +35
5th. Victor Koretzky: +35

8:37 am PDT: Sam Gaze Takes 3rd
Sam Gaze is riding his way into the medals as he pulls back six seconds from the start of the lap. With Nino Schurter falling back the New Zealand rider could become a threat for the gold.

8:40 am PDT: Tom Pidcock Leads Sam Gaze by 22 Seconds
Tom Pidcock is still powering away at the front but Sam Gaze is flying to the front as he passes Nino Schurter and has pulled back 13 seconds this lap.

8:41 am PDT: Nino Schurter Closely Follows Sam Gaze
Nino Schurter sticks right on Sam Gaze's rear wheel as there is a real possibility the pair could ride up to Tom Pidcock.

8:43 am PDT: The Top 5 Going into the Final Lap
1st. Tom Pidcock: 1:12:20
2nd. Sam Gaze: +24
3rd. Nino Schurter: +24
4th. Victor Koretzky: +33
5th. Vlad Dascalu: +51

8:44 am PDT: A Small Mistake for Tom Pidcock
Tom Pidcock gets put off the main line in a small error, it won't have cost him much time but with Sam Gaze hunting him down it won't be what he wants.

8:46 am PDT: Sam Gaze Drops Another 5 Seconds Off Tom Pidcock
Sam Gaze has dropped Nino Schurter as he powers his way towards the race leader. The gap is now under 20 seconds with just over half a lap to go.

8:49 am PDT: Sam Gaze is Only 12 Seconds Back
Sam Gaze has closed the gap to only 12 seconds to Tom Pidcock, it will be tough but this could be closed.

8:52 am PDT: Tom Pidcock Becomes the 2023 World Champion
Tom Pidcock has taken gold at Glentress as he leads Sam Gaze by 19 seconds.

Full Results:

Elite Women:


Elite Men:


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  • 147 2
 MVDP used that start position to finish faster than anyone!
  • 38 3
 Crashieu Van Der Poel
  • 40 3
 someone put a corner into the course at the last minute. but also sorry for him, he could add to the show...
  • 2 0
 did he slip on a corner? I cannot stream but live timing says hes DNF0
  • 84 1
 @cplee210: Nino dropped a banana
  • 35 31
 There is this thing called karma.. No idea if he or his team had anything to do with the last-minute rule change but he was obviously the main beneficiary. Would have loved to see him race but him snatching the world champs title would have left a strange taste.
  • 26 10
 He didn't want to be taken out by TP in the last corner, so he decided to go out on his own terms.
  • 36 36
 If he wants to race Worlds with the big guys, he may need to put in a bit of preparation. You know, compete in the other mountainbike races and all that. Basically, be a mountainbike racer before you rock up for the world championships. He's the fool of the town now. Better leave silently and pick up road cycling.
  • 7 20
flag Mntneer (Aug 12, 2023 at 9:29) (Below Threshold)
 @paulpimml: dumb as hell
  • 17 4
 Never mind, I'm sure he'll be able to ignore XC for the next year and rely on the IOC to implement a last minute rule change for him in Paris.
  • 12 37
flag everythingscomingupmilhouse (Aug 12, 2023 at 10:37) (Below Threshold)
 @commental: he'll still crash, the guy cannot handle a bike off road it seems!
  • 6 1
 @commental: Chances are he will be there anyway as Tom Schellekens placed fifth in the U23 category which allows The Netherlands to send one male XC racer. I'd say send Tom (as at least he rides mountainbikes and can both hit drops as well as ride corners) but considering the "creativity" I've seen from those cycling unions chances are they'll send MvdP. For Tokio, I recall they were allowed to send eight BMX racers but as there are only six medals up for grabs (of which they eventually won two) they were considering sending only six real BMX racers and two fake ones who'd only roll down the start hill, not qualify and then compete in track racing (where there were more medals to be won).

So yeah, chances are you'll still MvdP at the Paris' startline. Maybe no longer on course after the first lap, but still at the startline.
  • 40 2
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: The 5-time cyclocross world champion can't handle a bike off road?... What the f#ck are you smoking?
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flag everythingscomingupmilhouse (Aug 12, 2023 at 14:41) (Below Threshold)
 @billreilly: well he crashed on an easy flat corner under no pressure, and he can't ride drops. It's a nice smoke, you should have some
  • 4 3
 @vinay: Everyone is laughing at poor ol’ MVDP.

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 @hllclmbr: It isn't so much about a stupid crash. Anyone can make a stupid mistake (though I'd say approaching a flat gravely corner in a passive tall position without any sign of loading the front wheel does come across as a bit nonchalant to me) but it isn't about that. The world championship is a race between the very best athletes competing at the world cups. Racers are selected because they've been the best during the world cup races. You can only get away with party crashing the event if you manage to beat everyone fair and square. By not starting from the last row he already missed the "fair" part. He also didn't win. What he's left with is a square failure. It is like not attending the lectures, then rock up for the test. If you pass the test, great. If you fail the test, you've been wasting the teachers' time by letting her/him wrestle through your mess to come up with a mark. It is a waste of time. It is not 100% the same but still people have been investing time and effort in allowing him to compete (logistics, mechanics, administration) and he got more press than other more deserving athletes could get for their sponsors. I'm not saying he shouldn't be racing mountainbikes or that he should race either everything or nothing. But in this case I'd say, pick one world cup race and go all out on that. But you can't pick the national, continental or world championships if you don't race anything other than that unless you already hold the title and need to defend it.
  • 10 5
 @vinay: It wasn't his decision to not start in the last row, it was the UCI's decision... You can't blame him for that.
  • 11 1
 @vinay: "Racers are selected because they've been the best during the world cup races"

That's not factual. Riders are selected to represent their nations by their respective federations. Indeed, some nations choose to use World Cup performance as a priority part of their own criteria. But not all.

In this scenario, clearly The Netherlands felt his selection was justified, based off potential for a result (which in turn could have significant implications on their potential Olympic berths as a nation). It didn't come off... but fair play to them on their decision.

I see they didn't have any other Elite men entered (and they would have had multiple spots available), so it's not as if he took anyone else's spot. They didn't lose anything by giving it a go
  • 7 1
 @billreilly: Yes you can because UCI din not come with this decision just like that, it had to be lobbied somehow and who did that, Santa?
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 @paulpimml: actually the main beneficiary was Pidcock. He would have started in 7th position without UCI's last minute decision, MVDP in 6th.
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 @billreilly: That's true. Yet racers who thought it was unfair did speak up. He didn't speak up even though it affected him directly. Maybe in an advantageous way for this single race, but in a (more long term) negative way for his reputation. Just like being given advantages in by your teacher in school at the expense of your peers. It might help you on the day, but will hurt your social position among your peers. So even a kid would feel uncomfortable and speak up.

@Cabin: Thanks for putting me straight there. Yeah it is the federation who are to select the riders out of those who make themselves available, I just think MvdP shouldn't have made himself available if he didn't compete as a mountainbike racer this year. Yeah I'm sure the federation could have gone like "but we've got no other male athlete to choose from" but that should be their problem.

To summarize, yes officially he ended up in the position of entering his first elite MTB race in two years without even having to start from the back row. But there is this big "read the room" thing, it is important. This is a big mountainbike race for elite athletes who dedicated months of hard work be able to race there. You can't just party-crash it like a spoiled kid.
  • 19 3
 @billreilly: MvDP was threatening not to start at all, if he would have had to start from the back. The rule change was specifically made for him. Source, Thomas Frischknecht during Swiss TV commentary.
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flag DoubleCrownAddict (Aug 13, 2023 at 5:15) (Below Threshold)
 @mi-bike: Piddock should have been not allowed to race as punishment for intentionally and stupidly crashing the guy in the Shortrack race and costing him a bronze medal. Didn't really apologize and had a completely a*shole response in the interview afterwards
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 @silvanoe: I think it is absolutely baffling that we're still guessing how come this rule was so suddenly implemented. As Martin Whiteley already asked for (and it should never even come so far that teams and athletes should even feel the urge to ask for this), the UCI owes an explanation. Just to stop the guesswork.

@Pinkbike: Please organize an "ask us anything" with the UCI.
  • 6 0
 @cashew: Where did you get your information from? Literally every report of this that I read states that Pidcock was bumped up a couple of lines on the grid (his ranking was 61st due to his win in Nove Mesto), whereas Sagan and MVDP were bumped up from the last row as neither of them had accrued any points whatsoever in mountain biking this year.
  • 4 2
 @lkubica: The UCI did it, it had nothing to do with the teams or riders.
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 @silvanoe: That's not true.
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 @billreilly: c'mon. UCI did not come with this decision just like that, it had to be lobbied somehow and who did that, Santa?
  • 3 0
 @Madfella: @lkubica : Are you both the same person or is Santa notorious for lobbying?
  • 2 0
 @vinay: We are definitely not the same person, but this fat white guy is suspicious as hell.
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 @vinay: I love the idea of an ask us anything with the UCI. That will be a hell of a comment section.
  • 4 2
 @vinay: You have to have some leeway for multi-disciplinary riders. The fact is that MVDP was a serious contender on Sunday. His win rate on World cup races is a clear indicator of that. He needed to compete in that to qualify for the olympics too, so you cant just disallow him to compete because he has not done a world cup race this year. Between CX and Road races, finding time for XCO events is very difficult. The guy needs to rest too.

Second point is, that having a world class racer like MVDP there adds a great hype to the event too. which is only good for the sport
  • 4 0
 @stretchza: Pidcock managed to find the time despite also being in training for the road. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have raced Nove Mestro if he'd known he didn't need to bother.
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 @stretchza: It's just a matter of communicating the rules early enough. And of course someone will always get hurt in the process, what is better for multi-disciplinary riders is worse for single-focused riders, many of which felt that this is simply unfair. In order to make it right UCI would have to keep a global rider ranking, but how do you compare XC rider to road rider to CX rider?
  • 4 0
 @stretchza: Everyone has the same number of hours in a year. How you distribute them over that year is a choice. Dedicating that much time to road racing that there is no time left for a mountainbike race is a choice. Either way, if he would just have started from the back row just like he should have expected to leading up to the event, no one would have bothered. He'd still have crashed, just with less potential risk for other riders in that crowded first lap. Heck, he would have got lots of props if he'd have ignored the daft UCI rule change and just started from the back. At least he would still have been marketable for his mountainbike (component) sponsors (even with the crash). Now? Not so much.
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 @commental: but pidcock was also pushed up a few rows, so he benfitted from the change. He only raced one XCO race (or was it 2?) so not a massive difference to MVDP. I agree with @Ikubica that making the change at the last minute was a poor decision though. I still mantain that I want to see the most competitive riders racing for a world champs and having both MVDP and Piddock in the mix will lead to great racing. This is what World champs is about. It is giving everyone from the different countries a chnce to compete. It works well in Downhill because it is a single timed run.

On that note - did the short track impact the starting lineup becuase that is one way that they ould have solved this. I dont think it did
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 @stretchza: That one race gave him the points to start mid pack. MVDP had no points, which is why he was originally at the back. Pidcock made the time to race and accrue those points, MVDP didn't.
Yes, Pidcock benefitted from the bump up, but in his own words the UCI rule change was "bullshit".
Everyone should have the chance to race Worlds, but qualifying criteria should apply.
  • 78 1
 Lap 2 of the world flipping championship, mid pack in the lead group and still Nino finds energy to throw in a massive whip over the doubles in front of the fans. Absolute legend.
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  • 43 0
 Why are they adding these ridiculous sound effects when a bike lands a jump? It was so bad on the DH - almost ruined watching the replay. Sounds like someone slamming a cutlery draw! Who’s making these decisions?!
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flag Riggbeck (Aug 12, 2023 at 4:38) (Below Threshold)
 Is it not because the spectators have things that look like metal rattles all around the course? You can see them being shaken. It's a painful thing to listen to.
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 And again the same sound sample during drone footage. From the track preview I suppose... Rattling sound of a GoPro on the bar and breathing.
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 @bentterz Rider lands the buttery smoothest transition; foley 'artist' slaps a bag of bolts onto pile of wet gravel.

@Clem-mk Urgh, those breath sounds are more like a horny pug after violating it's favourite toy on a hot summer afternoon than an elite level athlete
  • 7 0
 Really ridiculous. Different bikes sound differently and these sound effects would fit better to bikes from maybe 10 years ago. With todays bikes you mainly hear the tires hitting the ground.
And why don't they know how to make proper POV-videos? Looking at the commentators face while he's riding the course is completely useless. And the footage of the camera pointing to the course was not helping either. People are making POV-videos while mountain biking for 15 years now. If they don't know how to do it they should ask someone.
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 @ROOTminus1: if that's not a simile born of experience then you are a talented writer
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 @Riggbeck: Cowbells are a part of the sport
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 @gnarnaimo: I think they are shaking sporrans last worn by the haggis they ate last night.
  • 3 0
 Is there an youtube video that captures the added sound? Could not find one and want to hear it Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @gnarnaimo: Yes! Imagine the effort the broadcast must go through to drown out chainsaws.
  • 3 0
 It seemed like the commentators weren't aware of it either. A couple of times on the big double they picked up on the sound and said something like 'rough landing for the rider', or 'had he damaged his bike?'
  • 9 9
 There's a microphone on the landings its not added in. It just a very exaggerated volume to something youd never hear otherwise. Similar to a shotgun mic used on camera it doesn't pick up background noise, just the noise its pointing at. If you picked up and dropped the wheel on a gravel road in front of a mic then sound would also come out like this. At least they are trying to pick up some ambient trackside sounds, but it could definitely be done better.
  • 8 1
 @davetrumpore: that doesn't explain the same awful breathing noise piped in for the drone shots though.
  • 12 0
 @davetrumpore: Is there really? Because those super high end carbon XC bikes sound like super cheap alu bikes with no chainstay protection or clutch derailleurs if that's the case. Also they all make the EXACT same sound? Not to mention some of them made the sound out of sync with the bikes hitting the ground, as if someone were hitting a button at the wrong time...
  • 2 1
  • 1 0
 @paulrobertssw: You combine excellent observation and logic. But if he's wrong, it makes me wonder why he'd bother throwing out some random bullshit.
  • 4 0
 @sonuvagun: the dude is the king of bad takes. Consistently, confidently, aggressively wrong. It’s remarkable…and I definitely love it.
  • 1 0
 @owl-X: Surprising that he's known for it. Maybe he does it for "authority" points? People are so weird.
  • 33 3
 Just wait for the race to finish, get the results then wait for the UCI to change it all ablit to suit who they want to win yeah?
  • 2 0
 Apparently that's how it works now
  • 18 2
 The "new" rule is lame- I don't think UCI would let Nino start on the front row of the TDF.
  • 8 3
 @racecase: there’d be no benefit to starting on the front row at the TdF.
  • 3 1
 @racecase: UCI has no say so over where a rider starts at the TDF, or any race for that matter. Only time riders are expected to to start at the front is when they’re wearing a leaders jersey. If Nino joined a world tour team he could start wherever took his fancy.
  • 5 4
 @racecase: Apples to oranges. Difference is Nino wouldn't finish Top 50 at the TDF. Pidcock and VDP are both contenders for victory at MTB.
  • 5 4
 @Jamminator: In MTB racing your position at the start is extremely important and it is earned by your results racing MTB. Both benefited hugely by being able to start further up. Pidcock would have had to pass the best riders to get up front instead the UCI just changed the rules and gave him a huge advantage over riders who worked all season to earn their spot. Totally unfair!
  • 1 0
 @ichabodchain: he won because he was the best rider on the day. And because he's from Yorkshire.
  • 40 11
 MVDP and UCI: you understand Karma now, don't you?
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flag fentoncrackshell (Aug 12, 2023 at 9:14) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah Nino really proved his point, he needed Pidcock and MVDP starting on the back row if he was going to be champ again. Throw Sam Gaze back there too for good measure.
  • 28 4
 @fentoncrackshell: man, this is a dumb comment. If mvdp wants to start at the front, earn it.
  • 2 0
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: username definitely checks out here
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flag mfoga (Aug 12, 2023 at 16:43) (Below Threshold)
 @fentoncrackshell: Pidcock was not moved up only MVDP and Sagan were moved up to incorrect starting position.
  • 5 0
 @mfoga: false, check it.
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 Road World Champion can't even complete a Mountain Bike start loop. Lol.
  • 2 4
 Could you? Dude hasn't touched a mtb in ages and he still raced because he f*cking loves it.
  • 4 0
 @caiocrz: "Loves it"? You maybe be making a little too honorable his intentions, dude basically says if he gets lucky maybe can sneak into the Olympics.

  • 1 0
 @caiocrz: he should love dropper posts too and not skip them if he wants to play safe... This crash wouldn't had occurred
  • 1 0
 @caiocrz: just to point out that he also fell off in exactly the same fashion in the road race.
  • 1 0
 @KrisLord: give him a dropper too for the asfault...
  • 1 0
 @KrisLord: Maybe he should transition his career to the track if he's having issues with right hand turns?
  • 23 1
 Feel bad for VdP but hopefully that egg is firmly on the UCIs face.
  • 23 11
 I do not feel bad for MVdP
  • 20 2
 I really like MVDP, would have wanted to see him do a good race, despite this shitty last minute rule change that apparently didn't really have anything to do with these (road) riders asking for it. However I found it a bit ridiculous how much the focus was on MVDP and Pidcock being in the race, with the GCN+ commentators not really mentioning much anyone else (except for Schurter). I wish I would've counted how many times Ric went back to mention how MVDP is out of the race after a crash, time and time again until the very end.
  • 4 1
 I was thinking if MVDP was a drinking game we all would be in hospital with alcohol poisoning
  • 15 0
 Absolute stormer of a race for Ramona Forchini and Isla Short, gaining 39 and 27 positions respectively.
  • 15 2
 Van der Opel doesn't need wooden bridges to crash...
  • 8 8
 doesn't need no* wooden bridges to crash...
  • 11 0
 Just watched the replay.. then straight to the comments for the MVDP jokes. Rampage ready!
  • 9 0
 Pauline was epic. For all the talk of whether MVDP could pull off a triple, there was little mention of the fact that she held four rainbow jerseys simultaneously last year. The GCN+ commentary was way off of that balance.
  • 2 3
 If the shoe was on the other foot, and a male rider had already pulled off the triple but a woman hadn't, they would be talking the hell out of the possibility of a woman also doing it. Just because a similar thing has been done elsewhere doesn't make another similar thing not interesting. Also, Pauline _only_ held three jerseys simultaneously last year, just like she does right now.
  • 8 0
 @dougfs: Pauline was a four-time World Champion last year with titles in XCC, XCO, XC Marathon and Gravel. It was 2015 when at one point she held titles in XC, Road and CX.
  • 3 1
 @edspratt: Forgot about the marathon. Facepalm
  • 11 0
 It’s wild how dominant PFP is right now.
  • 2 0
 A glowing success.
  • 3 5
 A wonderful domme
  • 7 22
flag kingdick (Aug 12, 2023 at 11:00) (Below Threshold)
 Road doping is much more advanced than mtb doping !
  • 1 0
 @RogerMexico Say what you will about PFP. Love her or hate her she does have a knack for peaking at the right time for the Big Ones.
Not perfect but damn close.
  • 7 0
 If only there was a way to grid riders on how fast they are... I realise it's a radical idea, but how about having each rider ride a lap of the XC course (starting at 30 second intervals) and gridding them based on their times?

We could call it, I don't know, qualifying, maybe?
  • 3 2
 I mean. I'm not mad at what happened. I want to see the fastest people on track be the fastest and win. Or not.

Knowing someone mad fast didn't win because they started at the back is a waste.

People whinging because their only hope of winning is to hold faster riders back is dumb.

I don't care Pidcock inly raced a but this year (and smoked people). If he is at the race he should start based on current pace, as should everyone.

I agree. Seeding.
  • 9 0
 We need Catherine Pendrel to come out of retirement and get Canada a top 5 result.
  • 3 0
 Just wait, the future is bright
  • 9 1
 In breaking news, the UCI hands MVDP the win for finishing his race the fastest! Nino is disqualified for being upset at this.
  • 9 2
 To be fair, Peter Sagan could be given half a lap head start and he still wouldn't win. He probably needs all the help he can get.
  • 5 0
 2 USA women in the Top 10!

Would have been nice to have had Rissveds, Terpstra, Stigger, Batton in the race.

1 more lap and Gaze might have had another gold?

Hatherly wore full aero shoe covers that came up beyond mid calf.

Mitterwallner rode her Cannondale and it appeared that the Austrian federation jersey was sponsored by bike brand Felt?

Dylan van Baarle's gonna get jumped.
  • 7 2
 Would have been nice if UCI didn't institute this rule change. Did it change the outcome? Possibly, maybe only have reversed positions 1 and 2. In any case I don't think we have any convincing evidence that MVDP was actually directly responsible. It's also pretty ridiculous how many people in this comment section are forgetting what an incredible MTB and CX racer he is. He's just been a bit distracted with winning races that are 10x harder than any mountain bike race.
  • 5 1
 Someone else here linked an article based on an interview made a few days before, where MVDP said himself he had no expectations of winning the race or even doing very well, due to not riding MTB for a long time. It seems very unlikely he'd still be making demands on improving his starting position, plus there have been other comments quoting UCI representatives themselves making statements on how they wanted to add audience interest in the race having these big (road) names more in it. MVDP did say he was using the race as a possible way to get into the Olympics, as he was already there in Scotland, but it's really hard to believe that would've been enough to make him/ the team make these requests.
  • 12 4
 who is this Nino shooter bloke and why doesn't he appear on the results?
  • 4 1
 Does your device use the same auto-correct in the search bar? That could be the issue.
  • 3 0
 @bigwheelstinybike that guy couldn’t get half of the names right. The commentating was fairly shit overall, really missed Bart.

Now paying for gcn+ (and vpn to watch worlds) with blah commentating and cheeseball track sound - I reflect on the olden days.. where the redbull flowed freely and you could enjoy Rob and Bart’s banter..

Ah, memories.
  • 6 1
 If I'm not mistaken, she won it on a hardtail last year too. F' YA HARDTAIL!
  • 2 0
 Did she hit all the features or go around? The play by play says cased the river gap and went around a major feature at least once…
  • 4 1
 @snomaster: She took every B line apart from the big rock roll. Tactical judgement, believing she could make more one climb than lose on the B lines. And it paid off. I wonder if the men will follow suit or if the rain continuing between them will affect the course conditions enough to force the FS bike
  • 3 1
 @ROOTminus1: I surely hope not! if it were up to this forum, I’m quite sure there wouldn’t be B lines at elite world champs.
  • 2 0
 Anyone struggle using the Discovery+ app? I'm trying to feel like i'm getting my money's worth but it's hard. Firstly, it doesn't log in properly until I force close the app and then try again. There's no way to save an upcoming live event, or be notified it's starting. There's no favourites/recommendations for live sports events i.e. as soon as I open the app I want live cycling events, because that's all I watch on there. So I have to go digging through all the other live sports (football etc.) to find what I want.

Can't wait until DH season is over so I can cancel my membership.
  • 2 0
 My experiences were similar and it lead me to leave a pretty harsh review on google play. I suggest you do the same, it'll be the only thing that prompts change
  • 7 2
 Welp if Pidcock wins this race Pinarello would definitely be gloated as both women and men's elites won on their Dogma.
  • 4 2
 I see a huge increase in requests for Pinarello mtb at stores worldwide. People lined up with money in hand for days.
  • 1 0
 @waxman: are they lining up for Suntour forks as well?
  • 2 0
 @Xavier-dh25: I'm sure Suntour will be benefitting a lot from this... They already sell a lot of forks OEM but now they will undoubledly see an increase in aftermarket sales.
  • 21 16
 MVP crashing on the first loop was juicy and the best bit of the whole championship.
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flag everythingscomingupmilhouse (Aug 12, 2023 at 11:09) (Below Threshold)
 Strongly agree! I love the way his arrogance combines with his inability to ride a bike well on anything vaguely technical, it's brilliant to watch!
  • 25 2
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: you do know that he is cyclecross worldchamp, do you?
  • 18 1
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: how is he arrogant?
  • 18 1
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: I guess you've never seen him win XCO World Cups, CX Worlds then.....he can ride a bike off road...But is known to be rusty after a long time off racing off-road.
  • 7 0
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: can you be arrogant if you are a double world champion? I mean, how good does he think he is?
  • 7 1
 @m4k1: He's 5-time cyclocross world champion!
  • 6 3
 @billreilly: you'd think he would be able to stay up right on a gravel corner then lol
  • 6 1
 Victor Koretsky seemed to be telling the crowd to Fck Off whilst crossing the finish line.
  • 10 0
 I think that was directed at the UCI folks.
  • 8 1
 @777MTBRider: yes, he point his plate number 50 then the UCI arch.
I think the boy was a little upset to start behind Peadcock (plate 55), Sagan and MvDP
  • 11 1
 @kegron: Not as upset as he was when someone gave him a gel though.
  • 5 0
 @commental: "Summer berry?!? You know I only like the orange and lemon/lime gels! FFS!!!"
  • 1 0
 @kegron: You bet.
  • 1 4
 He is a seriously unprofessional rider, acting like a 5 year old.
  • 5 0
 If enough of us ignore the UCI and do our own thing will they go away?
  • 13 8
 Gaze was robbed by UCI rule change..
  • 1 0
 Was he? Dammit that sucks because he came so close. It'd be huge to have a world champ in XC along with the young ladies in DH right now
  • 1 0
 @bikes-arent-real: He looked really strong,so good to see
  • 2 1
 That was not about Pidcock but mister I need UCI to move me up to better start position and crash out minute later. Pidcock seems to want to race mtb but knows where the $ is. The other guy who could not stop talking about even after a dnf isn't a mtn biker he is just someone who can ride one
  • 4 0
 Commentator still sounds like he's having a stroke every few minutes
  • 17 0
 Who is Shooter?
  • 6 0
 @manybrouce: A friend of Laura Steiger and Mathias Flockinger I believe based on the XCC commentary.
  • 7 4
 I feel for Kate C, a lot of pressure to preform (+ special painted bike). Just cannot seem to get in the groove of 2018/19.
  • 6 4
 I haven't read or heard any interviews with her, but if anything I hope she's just happy doing what she does. I'm not even worried she might be disappointed by her result, but I am worried she might get stressed by the expectations everywhere from people comparing her current results to those gained on different courses against different competitors. I can imagine this can be super tough, these expectations from others. I didn't hear much from the commentators about Kate but they did mention how Loana used to be dominant and all that. I still think she has a really, really good season this year with a world cup win and a silver at the Worlds. So I mentioned it before, I just hope Puck won't be too intimidated if she inevitably at some point gets some worse results than she got this year. So yeah, I don't mean to silence you for expressing your feelings, but I do think it can be bad for athletes to have their fresh results immediately being compared to their extraordinary results from the past.
  • 8 5
 Hungry young talent then vs married dog mom with a social life now. A different approach now that the work/life balance has shifted.
  • 7 2
 @vinay: but the expectations should be there. She's getting paid a good amount of money from one of the best teams on circuit. Expectation of performance comes with that.
  • 5 4
 @wilsonians: I view this differently. As I already pointed out, I don't like this to be a big topic so keep it brief (for a change). But I would like to point out that performance and race result are different things. She has control over her performance, but the race result depends (among others) on her performance relative to other competitors. And those are other riders now. The second, third and fourth place finishers weren't racing her back in 2018.
  • 7 2
 @vinay: fair but they pay her for race results. Not for her power numbers. I think it's completely reasonable that high level expectations are placed on riders of her caliber to produce solid race results.
  • 7 1
 She's got to be under a lot of stress knowing they pay her for results and she's not getting any. Don't see how Scott renew's her contract when there's other more capable riders they can pay to race at the front.
  • 3 0
 She’s not a very good technical rider and these types of courses prove it
  • 2 1
 @pwhite2021: Winter season of cyclocross could help with that.
  • 2 0
 Did any fellow American watch the women's elite xco race on the UCI's YouTube page this morning? To my amazement it played the whole thing. Now its unavailable in my country.
  • 2 0
 Same with me here in Germany. The Women’s Elite was broadcasted live on UCI’s YT earlier but it seems no such broadcast for the Men’s Elite. What a bummer.
  • 1 0
 @taktahu: i guess we tuned in at the right moment.
  • 5 0
 Someone at UCI screwed that one up...
  • 9 9
 Sorry, but I don't understand what the hell is wrong with everyone here and the pathetic Outside greed corp because Isabella H just won the Junior MTB world title and also, earlier this year, the CX world title.....which may not have ever been done before!.....this is the real story here today, and she deserves massive acknowledgement.....
  • 11 0
 Pfp was the world champ in four separate disciplines simultaneously. It's been done before.
  • 1 1
 @Breeconay: Yes, but not Canadian!
  • 1 0
 Good point - and the other junior XCO race was won by Albert Philipsen - who also won the junior Road race.
  • 1 0
 The commentators appeared to be unaware as well. During the big double, they noticed the sound a few times and made remarks such as 'that was a rough landing for the rider,' or questioned, 'has the bike been damaged?
  • 9 7
 If Pidcock didn't have the help he had on the grid, would he have won or not?
  • 5 14
flag davetrumpore (Aug 12, 2023 at 11:26) (Below Threshold)
 He didn't have help... His spot was completely based on his UCI points in MTB. For reference he's top 25 in the World Cup points as well.
  • 9 1
 @davetrumpore: From what I've read he was bumped up the grid by about 20 spaces.
  • 15 1
 I believe his UCI rank was 61 before Worlds (his race number was 55) so he did get a decent bump by the updated rule to 33rd in the start order.
  • 15 1
 @edspratt: You are right. If it wasn't for that bump Sam Gaze might have beaten him.
  • 13 7
 @edspratt: ah yeah I misread and the article with a fellow rider quoted as saying at least Pidcock earned his spot my winning Nove Mesto amd adding MTB into his calendar... All in all it sounds like riders ate choosing to whine/no whine for some riders over others. And in the end the decision bybthe UCI was pretty moot. MVDP crashed out, Sagan non competitive, and Pidcock would have needed to put in about 5 extra pdeal strokes to move up from his original position. The best rider on the day won, bravo
  • 10 3
 @davetrumpore: Yeah exactly at least with Pidcock his UCI rank starting position would have been only one or two rows back from where he ended up and the start loop at Glentress is pretty generous for overtakes. It feels like the updated ruling was more to stop certain riders from having start positions in the late nineties.
  • 9 4
 @edspratt: I think nino nailed it most accurate when saying it affected Olympic spots most. Very much a reference to MVDP and Sagan as individuals as well as their respective countries. Some countries will get multiple spots and others just one based on rider performance. This can very much be seen as stacking the odds at worlds while ignoring the critria set out at the beginning of worlds. Its not about starting 1st and get beat by the guy in 35th v. 50th
  • 22 0
 @davetrumpore: Victor Koretski (was injured at the season start) with plate 50 started behind Tom (plate 55).
Finished 4... He honestly could'nt beat Pidcock but for the 3 place... Who knows ?
You can see he point his plate number at the final line then had a gesture toward UCI.
Two guys, two rules, is it fair ? that is the question.
  • 3 15
flag davetrumpore (Aug 12, 2023 at 12:17) (Below Threshold)
 @kegron: koretski isnt ranked in any other series. They used the rules used from world cups that allow riders in the top 10/20 of otjer disciplines to slot into row 5 (the first 4 rows are all spoken for)... Its not that they pulled some names from a hat, they just ised the lineup procedure from the world cup after saying worlds would be by ranking. IMHO doing at by ranking should have never been the case an it should have always been the ruling used at all other world cup events. Maybe just oversight by UCI and a last minute fix of their own error? 35th or 55th Pidcock is in the front group in two laps with reserves to spare and the race is his
  • 13 0
 I know Pidcock likes a bit of DH, with this new ruling he could have a go at Vallnord on the big bike next year. :-)
  • 9 0
 @davetrumpore: if, as you said they had used the rules from world cup (all the rules), Victor would have be on the first line as he was second on the XCC. It's too easy to use only the part of the rules that suits your reasoning. ;-p
  • 2 4
 You mean if he had started 2 metres further back?... He would still have won if he started dead last!
  • 1 0
 @kegron: IMPO, the biggest surprise of these WC's has been how well Koretzky placed. He hasn't placed this well in as long as I can remember.
  • 2 0
 @777MTBRider: He was injured at the start of the season and that's why he probably prepared just for this event. It seem, he has done a good job.
  • 1 0
 @kegron: and pidcock on row 1 too... But riders are required to race xcc at workd cups and not required to at worlds. If they skipped it theyd also be on... Row 5
  • 1 1
 @kegron: "all the rules" if it were a WC koretski wouldn't even having enough points to be imvited to the short track race. And would still then start 50th... The rule to slot riders into row 5 who are ranked top 20 in other disciples originates from not all riders being able to race xxc at a wc.
  • 2 0
 @davetrumpore: 1. "Mostly all weather track" ie gravel two track
2. No significant time penalties for B lines.
3. Last minute rule changes to help the road racers
Marathon should be highlight of xc worlds, not this BS.
  • 1 0
 @kegron: Actually I was thinking longer term than that. I don't remember him placing this well in the last several years. I may be mistaken but I my impression is him finishing in the Teens & Twenties for the last couple of years, at least. Good to see either way. Maybe his time with Bora-Hansgrohe is starting to pay dividends.
  • 1 0
 @edspratt: @davetrumpore: Be a Kiwi and say that.
  • 5 1

I am a kiwi. I know Sam, and I like him. However... this (start order) didn't cost him the win. And for the record, I think the UCI decision was very wrong in how it was done. But it was Pidcock first two laps, compared to Sam's, that made the difference.

Hypothetically, if Pidcock had been in his 50's start sport, I'd wager that he would've had his eye's on Sam and followed him at the start anyway (he would have been very close behind) which in some ways disadvantages Sam as he can't see him coming. Instead, they started side by side and could match each other

They came round start loop 30th and 36th respectively a couple of seconds a part. Then Pidcock did the damage on laps 1 and 2, as he seemed to "get going" earlier than Sam. He got almost 30sec on Sam on those two laps and got to the front earlier. Then they by and large matched each other for pace over the last 6 laps
  • 1 0
 @Cabin: Okay I am just being outraged for the sake of it here. But idk man there's always a small chance that he could have gotten an advantage that made it work out for him.
  • 2 1
 Looks like Kate is having a rough time trying to get back in the swing of things
  • 9 8
 Cheers to Tom Pidcock, great champion.
(but you could have avoided that pass yesterday ^^)
  • 4 2
 DH and XC World Champions, suck it up non Brits Smile
  • 2 0
 Don't forget Beth Shriever in BMX, cant be winning at DH without the BMX background. And the other 44 gold medals across all the cycling and para-cycling disciplines
  • 2 0
 good to see Sagan and van der Poel not benefitting from UCI's dirty move
  • 2 1
 PFP is a rainbow jersey machine!
And with Tom winning, what a day for Ineos/Pinarello
  • 1 0
 Why didn't Laura Stigger race?
  • 2 0
 She got sick acc her insta.
  • 3 0
 @Rainozeros: Bummer :⁠-⁠\
  • 4 2
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