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Final Results from the Leogang XC World Cup 2022

The fourth XC World Cup of the year provided some incredible racing in Leogang. Kicking off a packed day of racing was the U23s with Puck Pieterse just pulling ahead of Line Burquier by only two seconds. For the U23 Men, Martin Vidaurre Kossmann secured another win with a nearly twenty-second advantage over Simone Avondetto.

In a repeat of the 2021 results, Loana Lecomte took the win in the Elite Women’s race with Jenny Rissveds and Laura Stigger once again taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. Loana looks to be back on her unstoppable 2021 form with a commanding win with control of the race from the very start. Series leader Rebecca McConnell didn’t have the race she would have wanted crossing the line over three minutes back in 7th. Massive respect goes out to Mona Mitterwallner who was involved in a crash right out of the start and went from dead last to an impressive 15th place finish.

For the Elite Men we saw Mathias Flückiger join Loana Lecomte with a perfect weekend in Austria. Nino Schurter tried his best to stick with Mathias on the last lap but an attack up the second big climb was just too much for the World Champion and a small gap formed that couldn’t be closed before the finish line. Alan Hatherly ran an amazing race to hold onto third and stuck within touching distance of the top two for nearly all of the six lapses.

Check out the results below.


Results:

Elite Women (5 Laps)

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:15:42
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +1:13
3rd. Laura Stiger: +1:28
4th. Sina Frei: +1:41
5th. Anne Terpstra: +2:10

Elite Men (6 Laps)

1st. Mathias Fluckiger: 1:15:31
2nd. Nino Schurter: +6
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +39
4th. Vlad Dascalu: +45
5th. Maxime Marotte: +1:09

U23 Women (4 Laps)

1st. Puck Pieterse: 1:04:41
2nd. Line Burquier: 1:04:43
3rd. Olivia Onesti: 1:06:11
4th. Sofie Pedersen: 1:06:39
5th. Luisa Daubermann: 1:07:31

U23 Men (5 Laps)

1st. Martin Vidaurre Kossmann: 1:06:54
2nd. Simone Avondetto: 1:07:13
3rd. Filippo Fontana: 1:07:28
4th. Luca Schätti: 1:08:23
5th. Janis Baumann: 1:08:42


Full Results:

Elite Women

Elite Men

U23 Women

U23 Men


Live Race Updates:

The 2022 World Cup XC racing continues with the fourth round in Leogang.

The Women’s racing kicks off on Red Bull TV at: 12:00pm CEST (3:00am PST, 6:00am EST, 11:00am BST)

The Men will start on Red Bull TV at: 14:30pm CEST (5:30am PST, 8:30am EST, 13:30pm BST)

3:20 am PDT

The Elite Women are off but there is a huge crash out of the start that has taken out Mona Mitterwallner.

3:22 am PDT

Jenny Rissveds is leading the race so far on the shorter start lap.

3:24 am PDT

Jolanda Neff now sprints into the lead up the first big climb, she is closely followed by Loana Lecomte.

3:29 am PDT

After the start lap the top five riders are:

1st. Jolanda Neff: 7:45
2nd. Loana Lecomte: +0
3rd. Jenny Rissveds: +2
4th. Rebecca McConnell: +5
5th. Laura Stiger: +5

3:31 am PDT

Loana Lecomte and Jenny Rissveds are already building a decent gap up the first climb of lap one.

3:33 am PDT

The gap from the two leaders to the chasing group has grown to almost thirty seconds up the long first climb.

3:42 am PDT

After the first of five laps the top five riders are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 21:02
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +1
3rd. Laura Stiger: +37
4th. Sina Frei: +41
5th. Rebecca McConnell: +42

3:44 am PDT

Loana Lecomte is putting the power down on the tough climb at the start of lap two as she pulls ahead of Jenny Rissveds by 10 seconds.

3:46 am PDT

After a crash at the start of the race, Mona Mitterwallner has made her way from last place to 34th.

3:47 am PDT

At split one near the top of the first big climb, Loana Lecomte is 20 seconds ahead.

3:56 am PDT

After lap two the top five riders are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 34:31
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +29
3rd. Laura Stiger: +1:04
4th. Sina Frei: +1:04
5th. Rebecca McConnell: +1:24

4:03 am PDT

The gap from Loana to Jenny seems to be holding at around 40 seconds.

4:10 am PDT

After lap three the top five riders are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 48:11
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +47
3rd. Laura Stiger: +1:24
4th. Sina Frei: +1:24
5th. Anne Terpstra: +1:50

4:14 am PDT

Rebecca McConnell is struggling to find speed today as she is sitting back in 7th place.

4:15 a.m. PDT

Mona Mitterwallner has had an impressive ride so far to have ridden back to 19th after being last following a crash at the start of the race.

4:24 am PDT

Going into the last lap the top five riders are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:01:59
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +52
3rd. Laura Stiger: +1:35
4th. Sina Frei: +1:35
5th. Anne Terpstra: +2:00

4:29 am PDT

At split one on the final lap the gap between Loana Lecomte and Jenny Rissveds has grown to 1:08. It will be very hard to close this without a mistake from Loana.

4:34 am PDT

Laura Stigger has launched an attack on the second big climb to try and build a gap ahead of Sina Frei in the battle for third place.

4:35 am PDT

Loana Lecomte makes it a perfect weekend and secures her second in a row Elite World Cup win in Leogang.

4:38 am PDT

The top five Elite Women are:

1st. Loana Lecomte: 1:15:42
2nd. Jenny Rissveds: +1:13
3rd. Laura Stiger: +1:28
4th. Sina Frei: +1:41
5th. Anne Terpstra: +2:10

5:50 am PDT

Henrique Avancini is the fastest off the line and leads the riders into the shorter start loop.

5:52 a.m. PDT

Vlad Dascalu is now upping the pace at the front as the riders head to the top of the start loop.

5:58 am PDT

After the start loop the top five riders are:

1st. Vlad Dascalu: 6:34
2nd. Alan Hatherly: +1
3rd. Anthony Cooper: +1
4th. Henrique Avancini: +1
5th. Jordan Sarrou: +1

5:59 am PDT

Nino Schurter pushes through to the front to lead up the massive first climb on lap one.

6:04 am PDT

A small gap is starting to form between Nino Schurter and the chasing riders. It’s only three seconds but he is pushing hard and any gap requires the chasing riders to go harder to catch up.

6:05 a.m. PDT

Alan Hatherly and Mathias Flückiger have put the power down as they realize the gap needs to be closed to Nino.

6:06 am PDT

Alan Hatherly, Vlad Dascalu, Mathias Flückiger and Anton Cooper have closed the gap but it took a decent effort to close in on Nino.

6:09 am PDT

After the first lap the top five riders are:

1st. Nino Schurter: 18:09
2nd. Alan Hatherly: +1
3rd. Vlad Dascalu: +1
4th. Mathias Fluckiger: +2
5th. Anthony Cooper: +4

6:17 am PDT

Nino Schurter is sprinting up the second big climb, this is a very early point in the race to be launching an attack. The top four stick with him but it will have taken a lot of energy.

6:20 a.m. PDT

After the second lap the top five riders are:

1st. Nino Schurter: 29:43
2nd. Vlad Dascalu: +1
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +2
4th. Mathias Fluckiger: +2
5th. Maxime Marotte: +10

6:21 a.m. PDT

Maxime Marotte has fought hard to close in on the leading group, we now have five riders at the front with Anton Cooper not far behind.

6:23 a.m. PDT

Mathias Flückiger launches a massive attack up the first climb. Nino Schurter smashes his pedals to keep up but this is a ridiculous pace up such a long and steep climb.

6:24 am PDT

Mathias Flückiger has opened a small gap to Nino Schurter but the chasing group is now around 10 seconds back.

6:32 am PDT

After the third lap the top five riders are:

1st. Mathias Fluckiger: 41:16
2nd. Nino Schurter: +1
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +2
4th. Maxime Marotte: +16
5th. Vlad Dascalu: +16

6:43 a.m. PDT

After the fourth lap the top five riders are:

1st. Nino Schurter: 52:49
2nd. Mathias Fluckiger: +0
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +8
4th. Maxime Marotte: +30
5th. Vlad Dascalu: +31

6:55 a.m. PDT

Going into the final lap the top five riders are:

1st. Mathias Fluckiger: 1:04:34
2nd. Nino Schurter: +0
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +7
4th. Maxime Marotte: +25
5th. Vlad Dascalu: +28

6:56 am PDT

The top five riders have come closer together over the past laps suggesting Nino and Mathias have slowed down. How much power do they have left for a big attack on the last lap?

6:58 am PDT

Mathias Flückiger and Nino Schurter have definitely picked up the pace as the gap to Alan Hatherly in third grows from seven to 23 seconds up the first climb.

7:02 am PDT

Mathias Flückiger is attacking up the second climb but Nino Schurter goes with him.

7:03 a.m. PDT

A gap is forming between the top two now with Mathias having a four-second advantage. This isn’t the end of Nino’s chance but he will need to close this before it gets any bigger.

7:05 a.m. PDT

Mathias Flückiger takes the win in Leogang and has a perfect weekend!

7:07 a.m. PDT

The top five Elite Men are:

1st. Mathias Fluckiger: 1:15:31
2nd. Nino Schurter: +6
3rd. Alan Hatherly: +39
4th. Vlad Dascalu: +45
5th. Maxime Marotte: +1:09


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