Neff decries Ferrand-Prévot's 'stupid move' in Tokyo Olympics mountain bike race

Pauline Ferrand Prevot of Team France and Jolanda Neff of Team Switzerland during the women's cross-country event at the Tokyo Olympic Games
Pauline Ferrand Prevot of Team France and Jolanda Neff of Team Switzerland during the women's cross-country event at the Tokyo Olympic Games (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jolanda Neff led a clean sweep of the podium for Switzerland in the women’s mountain bike race at the Tokyo Olympics, soloing home ahead of Sina Frei and Linda Indergand. It was a remarkable victory for Neff, who made a long and arduous recovery a serious crash late in 2019.

The Swiss rider admitted afterwards that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic had played out in her favour. After suffering a ruptured spleen and collapsed lung in a crash in North Carolina in December 2019, Neff would have struggled to reach her best level by last summer.

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