Final Results: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2020

Oct 1, 2020 at 3:08
by Ed Spratt  
Eva Lechner lead off the start but would later retire.


The results are in from a flat out day of racing in Nove Mesto. Check out the results and race updates below.



Results:

Elite Women

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:22:06
2nd. Anne Terpstra: +31
3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +37
4th. Lena Gerault: +1:15
5th. Laura Stigger: +1:21

Elite Men

1st. Simon Andreassen: 1:34:39
2nd. Maxime Marotte: +9
3rd. Milan Vader: +26
4th. Nino Schurter: +44
5th. Henrique Avancini: +44




U23 Women

1st. Giorgia Marchet: 1:27:45
2nd. Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado: 1:27:54
3rd. Haley Batten: 1:28:02
4th. Harriet Harnden: 1:28:24
5th. Kata Blanka Vas: 1:28:55

U23 Men

1st. Thomas Pidcock: 1:24:11
2nd. Alexandre Balmer: 1:24:38
3rd. Vital Albin: 1:24:45
4th. Martin Vidaurra Kossmann: 1:24:45
5th. Sean Fincham: 1:25:07




Top 30 Elite Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men




Updates from the Race as it Happened:


3:00 am PDT:

World Cup XC racing is finally underway in 2020 with Nove Mesto holding two rounds this week there will be no shortage of flat out XC action.

The Women's racing kicks off on Red Bull TV at: PST 03:00 / EST 06:00 / BST 11:00 / CEST 12:00

The Men will start on Red Bull TV at: PST 06:30 / EST 09:30 / BST 14:30 / CEST 15:30





3:20 am PDT:

The race is now underway with Anne Terpstra and Evie Richards leading as they head into the start lap before taking on 5 full laps.





3:30 am PDT:

After the short start lap the top three riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
2nd. Evie Richards
3rd. Kate Courtney





3:34 am PDT:

Nearly all of the top riders are struggling with the first technical climb of the course. The riders who can ride this cleanly will gain a lot of time on those who have to walk.





3:39 am PDT:


Elisabeth Brandau is having a difficult race after an early puncture and now issues with her drivetrain.





3:45 am PDT:

After the first lap the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 23:59
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +7
3rd. Anne Terpstra: +12
4th. Kate Courtney: +26
5th. Evie Richards: +26





4:00 am PDT:

After the second lap the top five riders are:

1st. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: 38:39
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +0
3rd. Anne Terpstra: +11
4th. Laura Stigger: +15
5th. Lena Gerault: +30





4:15 am PDT:

After the third lap the top five riders are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 52:56
2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +18
3rd. Anne Terpstra: +36
4th. Laura Stigger: +41
5th. Lena Gerault: +57





4:17 am PDT:

Loana Lecomte gains even more time on Pauline Ferrand Prevot as she expertly cleans the wet and rocky technical climb. Pauline instead opts to get off her bike and walk the short and tough climb. This section could be an important factor for who wins today.





4:29 am PDT:

Heading into the final lap the top five riders are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:07:18
2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +40
3rd. Anne Terpstra: +53
4th. Lena Gerault: +1:16
5th. Laura Stigger: +1:20





4:43 am PDT:

Loana Lecomte wins her first Elite World Cup at her first Elite World Cup race!





4:44 am PDT:

The top five women after five laps of tough racing are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:22:06
2nd. Anne Terpstra: +31
3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot: +37
4th. Lena Gerault: +1:15
5th. Laura Stigger: +1:21





6:51 am PDT:

The Elite Men's race is now underway with Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo leading as they head into the start lap before taking on 7 full laps.





7:00 am PDT:

After the short start lap the top five riders are:

1st. Henrique Avancini
2nd. Titouan Carod
3rd. Milan Vader
4th. Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo
5th. Victor Koretzky





7:03 am PDT:

The expert climb is also proving a tough challenge in the Men's race with all the top riders walking on the first lap. Will this short tricky section of the course once again help decide the race winner?





7:12 am PDT:

After the first lap the top five riders are:

1st. Henrique Avancini: 20:35
2nd. Milan Vader: +1
3rd. Victor Koretzky: +1
4th. Mathias Flueckiger: +1
5th. Alan Hatherly: +1





7:19 am PDT:

The Short Track winner Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo has a big crash on the wet roots. Hopefully he is okay to continue.





7:22 am PDT:

First-year Elite rider Vlad Dascalu has also crashed and looks to be in a lot of pain as he tries to get back on his bike.





7:24 am PDT:

After the second lap the top five riders are:

1st. Milan Vader: 32:51
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +1
3rd. Henrique Avancini: +1
4th. Victor Koretzky: +1
5th. Simon Andreassen: +1





7:36 am PDT:

After the third lap the top five riders are:

1st. Stephane Tempier: 45:19
2nd. Mathias Flueckiger: +1
3rd. Maxime Marotte: +1
4th. Simon Andreassen: +1
5th. Victor Koretzky: +1





7:47 am PDT:

After the fourth lap the top five riders are:

1st. Milan Vader: 57:36
2nd. Henrique Avancini: +1
3rd. Maxime Marotte: +1
4th. Simon Andreassen: +1
5th. Stephane Tempier: +1





8:01 am PDT:

After the fifth lap the top five riders are:

1st. Simon Andreassen: 1:10:02
2nd. Milan Vader: +0
3rd. Stephane Tempier: +4
4th. Maxime Marotte: +5
5th. Henrique Avancini: +13





8:14 am PDT:

At the start of the final lap the top five riders are:

1st. Simon Andreassen: 1:22:26
2nd. Milan Vader: +0
3rd. Maxime Marotte: +0
4th. Henrique Avancini: +27
5th. Stephane Tempier: +28





8:16 am PDT:

Nino Schurter is now in sight of the leaders after a slow start in Nove Mesto. Can he close the gap before the end of this lap?





8:25 am PDT:

It's another new World Cup winner as Simon Andreassen takes his first Elite World Cup win.





8:27 am PDT:

The top five Men after seven laps of racing are:

1st. Simon Andreassen: 1:34:39
2nd. Maxime Marotte: +9
3rd. Milan Vader: +26
4th. Nino Schurter: +44
5th. Henrique Avancini: +44






72 Comments

  • 24 0
 Vader finishes third. The force is strong with this one.
  • 20 0
 Wow laura stigger! First elite race and 5th
  • 8 8
 1st elite race and 1st has a nicer ring to it though
  • 2 0
 @mi-bike: well congrats to her as well
  • 15 0
 SIMON ANDREASSSAN IN HIS FIRST ELITE WC RACE HOLY SHIT!!!!!
  • 16 2
 Looks like Emily Batty should stick with youtube videos only now.
  • 2 0
 She rides well for Canadian races but world's is a different beast.
  • 5 1
 Serious question for Canadian people.
Is Emily Batty your Gee Atherton? What do I mean by that? Well, she seems to attract some home shade despite being a top Athlete, as does Gee.
Women's XCC/XCO is brutal in recent years, the level of competition is crazy. To even be in that field, able to compete consistently and one the right day pick up a medal... Well, Chapeau Emily. tup

(no offence is meant to anyone.)
  • 6 2
 @Dropthedebt: Emily spends too much time building her social media advertising for sponsors etc instead of actually being serious about the sport.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEpUUzXSVdQ&t=86s
  • 7 1
 More like swallow the tough pill that he's family and fire Adam as your coach.
  • 3 1
 @Dropthedebt: just an FYI, Gee has a number of world cup wins and world championships
  • 2 0
 She ain't Catherine Pendrel, that's for sure. I think Haley Hunter Smith is Canada's next big hope in XC. Can't wait to see more of her racing!
  • 3 0
 @Dlakusta: I think your overly harsh with her. From what I remember, she was as much active on the social media when she got her best results as she is now. Hopefully you know her so well that you genuinely know it is not something else that is holding her back from being at the top. Ferrand Prevost and Rissveds both took years off after their biggest years for medical reasons. I think you don't know (neither do I) what she is dealing with and you're making a superficial judgement of her. I'm not a die hard fan of her but do appreciate seeing Canadians on the podium.
  • 1 0
 @femto505: just an FYI, I know.
  • 3 0
 @Dlakusta: Is that not a huge part of getting paid as an athlete in the modern age?
  • 12 0
 3 Frenchies in the top five, wow! And if I am not wrong Loana Lecomte does her first debut with a win.
  • 4 0
 Read her first elite debut
  • 2 0
 @smartfartbart: she really killed that expert climb today. Very impressive ride to back up her short track result.
  • 2 0
 Impressive.
  • 9 0
 Nino's performance was spectacular IMO. From 44th on the start after his short track tarmac crash, to the pointy end, then back to 25th after apparently going too hard to catch up at the start, then working his was past everyone back to 4th and beating Avencini at a head to head sprint. Awesome, love to see stuff like that in cycling. Clearly, with a front-row start, Nino is still a weapon, I see him winning again this year sometime soon.
  • 12 0
 Tom Pidcock is a machine.
  • 2 0
 He is quite frankly ridiculously good.
  • 4 0
 By all accounts, his fastest lap was 7 seconds quicker than anyone in elites
  • 9 0
 Top ten for Evie Richards. Awesome!
  • 7 0
 Let's not forget Isla's great ride. Beer
  • 3 0
 @Dropthedebt: very true dude. Unfortunately I didn't spot that till after I commented.
  • 2 0
 @PaulMurden: it's all good man. No criticism, just recognition. Beer
  • 8 0
 seems like a new generation of fast riders will make things interesting.
  • 4 0
 Wow, Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado placed second. Has she ever even raced mountainbikes on this level before? This girl has so much talent and such a positive vibe going. A great addition to the sport.
  • 2 0
 @vinay: She did two WC (U23) last year as well. results were not as good. But seems like she really worked on her technique. Hope she can do well when she makes the jump to elite.
  • 5 0
 My fantasy team took a beating today. Can these young guns, in both the men's and women's, repeat the effort Friday and Sunday? This is going to be an awesome weekend of racing.
  • 1 0
 I would expect those who have been doing stage races to do better later in the week
  • 6 1
 The fact that Pidcock just won the baby Giro (basically the Tour de France for U23 rider's all you mtbers) and then wins the U23 WC XC race is absolutely insane. That's some talent there boy.
  • 1 0
 He's the new Pauline Ferrand Prevot. Seriously amazing talent. He's a tiny little guy, but just rolls so hard on any terrain.
  • 7 0
 Nino engaged the beast mode today, what a ride!
  • 2 0
 May be the most courageous performance by N1no
  • 8 2
 Kate, Jolanda, where are you ?!
  • 3 4
 I'd wager with such a compact schedule, 4 races this week, no overall on the line, and world champs right on its tail that most of the big names arent going 100% to keep gas in the tank for worlds.
  • 6 1
 Jolanda prolly still "feeling out" her fitness and legs after a HUGE injury and COVID. Sure it was January, but she took off 3mos...and then, who knows how long something like that takes before back to full throttle. Especially w/o normal training/racing.
  • 2 3
 @smartyiak: Strange, I saw her on youtube riding dirt bike with her boyfriend in US. That's not enough of training?!
  • 3 1
 @esmo: Not saying she was laying around eating cheetos, it's different than race training and definitely different than racing itself.
  • 3 0
 @lyfcycles: Unfortunately there is actually a lot at stake right now! Races since March don't count towards actually qualifying for the Olympics, but as of July the UCI is now tracking ranking points again. These ranking points determine the starting order in the Olympics. So every World Cup and national series race is now a chance to improve or hurt your starting spot in the Olympics. Too bad if you can't attend the races due to Covid restrictions or made a decision to be careful and avoid the travel or your country cancelled or cut back their national races. There are many frustrated riders right now!

www.uci.org/docs/default-source/official-documents/mountain-bike-official-documents/mtb-2020-updated-points-and-ranking.pdf

www.velonews.com/news/mountain/an-olympic-battle-is-brewing-between-mtb-racers-and-the-uci-heres-why
  • 2 1
 @showmethemountains: The Dutch doing well for themselves with a 2&3. Vader & MVDP from the front row in Tokyo would be a coup.
  • 4 0
 Something must have happened to Mathias Flueckiger on the fourth lap. Damn, he was in second place. Looked very good for him...
  • 2 0
 Stomach issues according to his IG post
  • 4 0
 What a performance from Simon today!. Did not expect him to win.
  • 2 0
 Terpstra, Frei and Benko all well into the top 30, Terpstra and Frei even top 10. The new prototype Ghost bike seems to work pretty damn well.
  • 4 1
 Is anyone else grumpy that neither of the race winners are available to pick for XC fantasy?
  • 3 0
 Can't you just fantisize that they were?
  • 1 0
 There's surprisingly a lot more that aren't available. And then there are available riders that are not even racing...
  • 2 0
 Harriet Harnden most be super strong. Winning the U21 EWS and now getting 4th in the XCO... congrats!
  • 2 0
 That or EWS isn't exactly bringing out the top talent.
  • 4 0
 what happening, Mathias?
  • 3 0
 The youth movement has arrived!
  • 2 0
 Looks like the Ghost prototype is working.
  • 3 0
 Yes sir Simon Andeassen.
  • 1 0
 Okay, that was impressive. Well done!
  • 1 1
 Is that fake pedaling sounds I can hear on the RedBullTV broadcast ? These constant squeaks are very annoying...
  • 1 0
 Yessss Martín Vidaurre is killin it CHI CHI CHI LE LE LE VIVA CHILE!!
  • 1 0
 It’s nice to Anton back nearer the pointy end of the Elite Men.
  • 2 1
 Watch out for the U23 dudes... they are like 10 seconds faster!!!
  • 1 0
 Not even a podium spot...
  • 1 0
 On a Thursday???
  • 3 0
 I thought that was odd too. Luckily Red Bull TV is in midseason form with it's buffering, so if you're working from home you can catch about 3/4 of it live.
  • 2 0
 Its a double header in Nove Mesto. They have another race on Sunday on a redesigned course.
  • 2 0
 @Counsel: For some reason it seems like RedBull.TV has a bandwidth throttle for their live events (at least for American servers). I am on fiber gigabit ethernet and I still get random buffers trying anything beyond 600P on live events. Replays are 1080P all day with no issue, but I've found that for live broadcasts, you sadly have to manually set the resolution to 600P or lower to not risk any random buffer.
  • 1 0
 Kæft mand!!
  • 2 4
 What happened to Kate!???
  • 3 0
 6th...
  • 3 2
 it happened to her last year
  • 1 0
 She's on the front row so I'm sure she's not too sad
  • 2 0
 What do you mean? It's her first race in literally over a year (she was locked out of the few early European races due to travel restrictions) and she still places 6th, where two of those six were first time Elite riders this season. I'd say that's pretty darn good...

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