12 June 2023

Loana Lecomte and Nino Schurter prevailed

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Loana Lecomte dominates the XCO race in Lenzerheide
Early in the race, a group of riders led by European Champion Loana Lecomte (CANYON CLLCTV) managed to pull away before the Frenchwoman increased the pace in the last lap and rode to victory in commanding fashion. Second went to Anne Terpstra (GHOST FACTORY RACING) from the Netherlands, followed by the reigning overall World Cup winner Alessandra Keller (THÖMUS MAXON) from Switzerland.

Podium XCO Women

  1. Loana Lecomte (FRA | CANYON CLLCTV) 1:24:41
  2. Anne Terpstra (NED | GHOST FACTORY RACING) 1:24:59
  3. Alessandra Keller (SUI | THÖMUS MAXON) 1:25:13
  4. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA | INEOS GRENADIERS) 1:25:20
  5. Puck Pieterse (NED | ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK) 1:25:35

Overall World Cup Standings

  1. Puck Pieterse (NED | ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK) 466 points
  2. Loana Lecomte (FRA | CANYON CLLCTV) 457 points
  3. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA | INEOS GRENADIERS) 440 points
  4. Alessandra Keller (SUI | THÖMUS MAXON) 430 points
  5. Anne Terpstra (NED | (GHOST FACTORY RACING) 394 points

Nino Schurter wins home World Cup and makes history
At his home World Cup in Lenzerheide, reigning World Champion Nino Schurter (SCOTT SRAM MTB RACING TEAM) didn't give the competition a chance and rode to his 34th World Cup victory. The Swiss now holds the sole record for the most XCO World Cup victories. Second place went to Alan Hatherly (CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING) from South Africa, ahead of Jordan Sarrou (TEAM BMC) from France.

Podium XCO Men

  1. Nino Schurter (SUI | SCOTT SRAM MTB RACING TEAM) 1:24:04
  2. Alan Hatherly (RSA | CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING) 1:24:19
  3. Jordan Sarrou (FRA | TEAM BMC) 1:24:20
  4. Thomas Griot (FRA | CANYON CLLCTV) 1:24:20
  5. David Valero Serrano (BH COLOMA TEAM) 1:24:24

Overall World Cup Standings

  1. Nino Schurter (SUI | SCOTT SRAM MTB RACING TEAM) 475 points
  2. Jordan Sarrou (FRA | TEAM BMC) 410 points 
  3. Thomas Griot (FRA | CANYON CLLCTV) 336 points
  4. Thomas Pidcock (GBR | INEOS GRENADIERS) 330 points
  5. Alan Hatherly (RSA | CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING) 328 points

Petersen and Lillo victorious at UCI U23 Cross-Country World Cup in Lenzerheide
The first riders to compete on Sunday were the U23 female athletes over the Olympic distance, when Heby Sofie Petersen (WILIER - PIRELLI FACTORY TEAM XCO) from Denmark secured her second victory of the season ahead of Ronja Blöchlinger (LIV FACTORY RACING) from Switzerland and Sara Cortinovis (SANTA CRUZ ROCKSHOX PRO TEAM) from Italy. In the subsequent U23 men's competition, Switzerland's Dario Lillo (SCOTT DAVOS MTB PROJECT) rode to first place in a thrilling sprint finish, followed by Canada's Carter Woods (GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM - XC) and Adrien Boichis (TRINITY RACING MTB).

Podium XCO U23 Women

  1. Heby Sofie Petersen (DEN | WILIER - PIRELLI FACTORY TEAM XCO) 1:12:42
  2. Ronja Blöchlinger (SUI | LIV FACTORY RACING) 1:12:53
  3. Sara Cortinovis (SANTA CRUZ ROCKSHOX PRO TEAM) 1:13:31
  4. Ginia Caluori (SUI | THÖMUS AKROS - YOUNGSTARS) 1:13:49
  5. Zoe Cuthbert (NZL) 1:14:49

Podium XCO U23 Men

  1. Dario Lillo (SUI | SCOTT DAVOS MTB PROJECT) 1:28:58
  2. Carter Woods (CAN | GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM - XC) 1:13:00
  3. Adrien Boichis (FRA | TRINITY RACING MTB) 1:13:10
  4. Brayden Johnson (USA) 1:13:16
  5. Luca Martin (FRA | ORBEA FACTORY TEAM) 1:13:30

OC President Christoph Müller is happy about a successful World Cup in Lenzerheide: «We had a great World Cup weekend with really thrilling races. We saw Rachel Atherton secure her 40th World Cup victory, and today we were able to celebrate Nino Schurter as the sole record winner. In total, we welcomed over 32,000 visitors on the four World Cup days. We are very proud of this because it indicates that we have once again put on a great event.»