Final Results: U23 Men - Leogang XC World Champs 2020

Oct 9, 2020 at 7:17
by Ed Spratt  
Men s start.

The results are in from the U23 Men's XC World Champs with the British rider Thomas Pidcock taking the win by nearly two minutes. This is Pidcock's second rainbow jersey this week after he also won the e-MTB World Championships earlier this week. Check out the results below.




Results:

1st. Thomas Pidcock: 1:08:15
2nd. Christopher Blevins: +1:52
3rd. Joel Roth: +3:05
4th. Simone Avondetto: +3:21
5th. Sean Fincham: +3:46




Full Results:






23 Comments

  • 13 0
 Tom Pidcock has been different gravy these last few races, I hope Ineos let him keep rolling on the mtb's.
  • 7 0
 100% with you.
I get why he wants to go to Ineos- but such a loss for MTB.
  • 5 0
 @Bottleride: He's just going to Ineos for the big bags of money they bring him.
  • 2 0
 Allowing him to do that would be just about the least Ineos thing imaginable.
  • 2 0
 They could use it to market the new Grenadier. Look at this mountain bike boy and this off roader! Don't they look good together!?
  • 11 1
 Christopher Blevins is a wizard. Check out his IG from earlier in the week- manualing his XC bike through the pump track like it’s nothing.
  • 8 16
flag jclnv (Oct 9, 2020 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 Two minutes back.
  • 9 0
 @SangamonTaylor, he really is. It's awesome to see what someone with a strong BMX racing background can do on an XC bike. His high posting no-handers are sweet too.
  • 9 3
 @jclnv: canadian rider is almost 4 minutes back.
  • 3 1
 @btbsps: Indeed. Pidcock is something else.
  • 6 0
 Atta boy Finch
  • 1 0
 Junior events are definitely needed, but the U23 top level in XC and DH and CX can often pull wins in the elites as soon as they go up.
When they are in Europe I go watch these events when I can, and the Junior and U23 lap times can be amazingly quick. Same with DH in certain sections. They just aren't ready to sustain a whole run at high speed or a 1.5 hour + race.
  • 2 0
 Piddock should give downhill a go as well
  • 1 0
 He actually did some DH runs when on a training camp in Italy a month or so ago; it was on his Instagram.....
  • 1 0
 OK...next year Pidcock and Van Der Poel both in the Elite fields for a full season on the MTB, please ...
  • 1 0
 Why does XC differentiate U23's and adults, yet DH is 17/18ish?
  • 4 0
 Just looking at the ages of a lot of the riders winning or getting on the podium at big events there doesn't seem to be much need for a U23 class in DH racing.
  • 4 0
 XC also has 17/18ish ... it's called juniors classification (races went down yesterday).

There is just no U23 classification in DH. For me U23 is strange anyway. Old enough to just call it adults / elite race Big Grin
  • 4 0
 The difference in speed between a full grown adult and a early 20ish in XC is massive. There's also the 80% rule, so almost no upcoming Junior would be able to even finish race.
  • 3 0
 Most downhillers retire at 28, XC guys hit their prime at 30
  • 1 0
 Is Filippo Fontana related to Marco Fontana?
  • 1 0
 Didn’t see that one coming! Actually....totally saw that. shrug>
  • 1 0
 Great job Chris!

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