Ferrand Prevot races to solo victory in Offenburg

In the Under 23 race, Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Lapierre International) pulled away from her rivals to take her second consecutive World Cup win. The young French rider, who comes from road racing, is clearly stronger than the rest of the field.

She finished 1:26 ahead of second place Barbara Benko (Focus MIG) after recording the fastest splits every lap. Benko holds onto the lead in the World Cup standings, since Ferrand Prevot did not do the first round, but her lead is down to a slim 10 points.

German favorite Mona Eiberweiser pleased the home crowd by riding to fourth. "I had a very bad start. There was a crash and I was in the last position. So it was hard to get ahead. I knew I was strong and I could fight the fight and I kept passing girls and going better and better," said second-year U23 racer Eiberweiser.

Rebecca Henderson was the top Australian finisher in an impressive seventh place. "It was so hard. I had a very tough start and I just kept going at it," said Henderson. "I passed some people on the climb and next thing I knew someone said 'fourth is right up there."  Henderson also finished seventh at the Dalby World Cup last weekend.

Mikaela Kofman was the top North American in 22nd.  "My race was ok. I drew some blood today," she said with her knee bleeding slightly afterward. "I had an awesome start and I rode super fast. I got a little behind when I crashed. Yesterday the course was slow because it was slick, and today it was a surprise to see how fast it was moving."

Additional assistance by Sue George

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Lapierre International1:12:33
2Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team0:01:26
3Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:01:28
4Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:01:58
5Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Team Merida Smart Safety0:02:10
6Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol0:02:19
7Rebecca Henderson (Aus)0:02:49
8Yana Belomoyna (Ukr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan0:03:41
9Serena Calvetti (Ita)0:03:54
10Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.Ch Scott0:04:19
11Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus)0:04:24
12Helen Grobert (Ger)0:04:41
13Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Central Haibike Pro Team0:04:52
14Rozanne Slik (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team0:05:10
15Elise Marchal (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team Vzw0:05:24
16Nadine Rieder (Ger)0:05:42
17Sabrina Maurer (Swi)0:05:48
18Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer - Bmc0:05:56
19Nicole Hanselmann (Swi)0:06:35
20Karolina Kalasova (Cze) Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team0:07:01
21Paula Gorycka (Pol) CCC Polkowice0:07:04
22Mikaela Kofman (Can)0:07:55
23Mariske Strauss (RSA)0:08:05
24Lorraine Truong (Swi)0:08:09
25Virginie Pointet (Swi)0:08:13
26Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:08:37
27Noga Korem (Isr)0:09:36
28Tanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:10:40
29Erica Zaveta (USA)0:11:54
30Marta Tereshchuk (Ukr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan0:12:43
31Hana Jezkova (Cze) GT Czech Team0:13:20
32Marta Pastore (Ita) Team Cbe Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.0:16:08
33Elvira Khayrullina (Rus)0:16:13
34Vania Schumacher (Swi)0:17:19
-1lapCarla Haines (GBr)Row 34 - Cell 2
-1lapWesley Geer (USA)Row 35 - Cell 2
-1lapDéborah Motsch (Fra) Team Veloroc LapierreRow 36 - Cell 2
-2lapsHeidi Kloser (USA)Row 37 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Oberparleiter (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - LeecouganRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFKseniya Kirillova (Rus)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Bietola (Can)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNSCaitlin De Wet (RSA)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNSAntri Christoforou (Cyp)Row 42 - Cell 2

Under 23 women individual World Cup standings after three rounds

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team190pts
2Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Lapierre International180Row 1 - Cell 3
3Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Team Merida Smart Safety154Row 2 - Cell 3
4Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix150Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Central Haibike Pro Team126Row 4 - Cell 3
6Paula Gorycka (Pol) CCC Polkowice85Row 5 - Cell 3
7Rebecca Henderson (Aus)84Row 6 - Cell 3
8Serena Calvetti (Ita)78Row 7 - Cell 3
9Helen Grobert (Ger)68Row 8 - Cell 3
10Yana Belomoyna (Ukr) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan62Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.Ch Scott62Row 10 - Cell 3
12Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team50Row 11 - Cell 3
13Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol49Row 12 - Cell 3
14Mariske Strauss (RSA)43Row 13 - Cell 3
15Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus)42Row 14 - Cell 3
16Candice Neethling (RSA)30Row 15 - Cell 3
17Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer - BMC30Row 16 - Cell 3
18Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan21Row 17 - Cell 3
19Mikaela Kofman (Can)20Row 18 - Cell 3
20Sabrina Schweizer (Ger)18Row 19 - Cell 3
21Elise Marchal (Bel) Trek - KMC Trade Team Vzw18Row 20 - Cell 3
22Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix16Row 21 - Cell 3
23Rozanne Slik (Ned) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team14Row 22 - Cell 3
24Kseniya Kirillova (Rus)14Row 23 - Cell 3
25Caitlin De Wet (RSA)13Row 24 - Cell 3
26Lily Matthews (GBr)12Row 25 - Cell 3
27Nadine Rieder (Ger)10Row 26 - Cell 3
28Cherie Vale (RSA)10Row 27 - Cell 3
29Virginie Pointet (Swi)10Row 28 - Cell 3
30Sabrina Maurer (Swi)9Row 29 - Cell 3
31Laura Bietola (Can)8Row 30 - Cell 3
32Nicole Hanselmann (Swi)7Row 31 - Cell 3
33Emmy Thelberg (Swe)7Row 32 - Cell 3
34Karolina Kalasova (Cze) Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team6Row 33 - Cell 3
35Noga Korem (Isr)4Row 34 - Cell 3
36Lorraine Truong (Swi)2Row 35 - Cell 3
37Hana Jezkova (Cze) GT Czech Team2Row 36 - Cell 3


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