Loana Lecomte (Canyon CLLCTV) secured a solo victory within the second spherical of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lenzerheide. The French rider beat Anne Terpstra (Ghost Manufacturing unit Racing) by 18 seconds, whereas Alessandra Keller (Thömus Maxon) was third on the day at 32 seconds again.
“To be sincere, I do not understand how I did it right this moment. In the previous few weeks, I’ve had a number of questions, and it was arduous for me. After the quick monitor, I had a number of dangerous emotions, however Jolanda Neff helped me with this loads,” Lecomte mentioned.
“As we speak, I simply needed to have enjoyable on my bike, and I received the race, I am unable to consider it.
“The largest objective of the 12 months for me is World Championships, so my coaching is geared in the direction of that. We’ll proceed to work on this. Hopefully, within the subsequent few weeks, I might be in the identical form or higher.”
Lecomte crossed the end line first to beat Terpstra and Keller, who each managed to go World Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Ineos Grenadiers) close to the tip of the race for the ultimate podium locations. The general collection chief Puck Pieterse (Alpecin-Deceuninck) completed in fifth.
“The entire race went so fast. While you’re racing in a gaggle, it is so completely different from once you’re driving alone, there’s a lot occurring. I undoubtedly had enjoyable, and I favor races like this when it is hectic. I actually loved it,” runner-up Terpstra mentioned.
“I did not actually attempt to discover something further on the final lap. I attempted to recuperate the place I may and keep as shut as attainable to the rider in entrance of me. I did not anticipate to overhaul Pauline on that climb, however I believe she was having a tough time. It was an extended approach to the end from that time, and I used to be struggling for certain.”
Pieterse now leads the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup with 466 factors, Lecomte is in second with 457 factors, and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Ineos Grenadiers) is in third with 440 factors.
The collection continues at Saalfelden, Leogang in Austria, with the codecs of Cross-country, Downhill and Enduro from June 15-18.
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