Moschetti wins U23 cross country World Cup in Windham

Margot Moschetti (Scott - La Clusaz) won the under 23 women's cross country race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, New York on Sunday. The French woman dominated the race, finishing ahead of Yana Belomoina (Betch.Nl Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team) and Jovana Crnogorac (Salcana Alanya).

The course featured one long climb and one long descent. It wasn't as technical as some World Cups, but that meant it was a fast course.

Helen Grobert (Focus XC Team) led out the start, but it wasn't long before Moschetti took over command of the race, which she would dominate until the finish, looking smooth and strong the entire time.

For a time, Crnogorac stayed with Moschetti, but she wasn't able to hang and came off her pace on the climb during the second lap.

For much of the race Crnogorac was in second ahead of Belomoina in third, but on the final of four laps, Belomoina overtook Crnogorac midway up the climb.

"The race was awesome for me today and I felt good in the morning. I knew it would be a good race," said Crnogorac. "I started very good - in second position until the last lap. In the end, Yana passed me and I couldn't follow her, but I managed to get third position."

Second place finisher Belomoina said, "It was a good day. I like this course. It is good with a long, hard hill and a downhill."

Jenny Rissveds (Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team) was riding as high as third place, but she took a tumble on a descent on the first lap. She made up some time later in the race and finished fourth on the day.

Grobert rounded out the top five.

Haley Smith (Norco Factory Team) was the top North American in ninth place while Kate Courtney (Specialized) was the best rider from the USA in 10th.

Smith said, "My race was awesome. It felt short - it was only 1:10 or 1:15, almost a half hour shorter than last week. I felt like it was over pretty quick, but I felt focused and had fun on the descent. I've had higher results in the past, but never at North American World Cup where lots of Europeans and South Americans come. It's rewarding."

Courtney said, "It's great to be racing on US soil. I loved all the climbing. it was hot and hard, and I took a tumble, but I was happy to fight back for 10th place. The tumble occurred just before one lap to go. I think the spectators enjoyed it. It was an off-the-hillside, through-the-tape, slow motion tumble."

Moschetti took over the World Cup standings lead from Rissveds with one round remaining. Moschetti has 340 points to Rissveds' 337 points. Belomoina sits in third with 330 points.

Full Results

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Under 23 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Margot Moschetti (Fra) Scott - La Clusaz1:10:28
2Yana Belomoina (Ukr) Betch.Nl Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team0:00:30
3Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Alanya0:00:39
4Jenny Rissveds (Swe) Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team0:00:44
5Helen Grobert (Ger) Focus XC Team0:02:46
6Alice Barnes (GBr)0:04:03
7Barbora Machulkova (Cze)0:04:36
8Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team0:04:38
9Haley Smith (Can)0:05:00
10Kate Courtney (USA) Specialized Racing XC0:05:22
11Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Feenstra Felt Pb Kenda Bike Team0:05:26
12Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Focus XC Team0:06:35
13Perrine Clauzel (Fra) Bh-Suntour-Kmc0:06:37
14Ingrid Boe Jacobsen (Nor) Sepura XC SuperiorRow 13 - Cell 2
15Catherine Fleury (Can)0:08:00
16Bethany Crumpton (GBr)0:08:01
17Maghalie Rochette (Can) Luna Pro Team0:08:30
18Emily Shields (USA)0:09:24
19Britt Van Den Boogert (Ned)0:10:18
20Laura Bietola (Can)0:10:30
21Michela Molina (Ecu)0:10:45
22Ellen Noble (USA)0:11:09
23Laurence Harvey (Can)0:11:26
24Kaylee Blevins (USA)0:11:44
25Rachel Pageau (Can)0:12:01
26Andrea Fuentes (Mex)0:12:42
27Elizabeth White (USA)0:13:06
28Ines Carolina Gutierrez (Arg)0:13:22
29Frederique Trudel (Can)0:13:28
30Milagro Mena (CRc)0:14:01
31Elyse Nieuwold (Can)0:14:54
32Diana Espinoza (Ecu)0:15:21
33Frida Helena Ronning (Nor) Merida NTG0:16:57
34Cayley Brooks (Can)0:17:24
-1lapAndreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Can)Row 34 - Cell 2
-2lapsGinny Jeppi (USA)Row 35 - Cell 2
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Under 23 women cross country World Cup standings with one round remaining
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Margot Moschetti (Fra) Scott - La Clusaz340pts
2Jenny Rissveds (Swe) Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team337Row 1 - Cell 3
3Yana Belomoina (Ukr) Betch.Nl Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team330Row 2 - Cell 3
4Helen Grobert (Ger) Focus XC Team304Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Alanya239Row 4 - Cell 3
6Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Focus XC Italy Team207Row 5 - Cell 3
7Perrine Clauzel (Fra) Bh-Suntour-Kmc153Row 6 - Cell 3
8Kate Courtney (USA) Specialized Racing XC145Row 7 - Cell 3
9Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Feenstra Felt Pb Kenda Bike Team118Row 8 - Cell 3
10Barbora Machulkova (Cze)86Row 9 - Cell 3
11Ingrid Boe Jacobsen (Nor) Sepura XC Superior85Row 10 - Cell 3
12Linda Indergand (Swi) Strüby-Bixs Team75Row 11 - Cell 3
13Nadezhda Antonova (Rus)67Row 12 - Cell 3
14Kristina Kirillova (Rus)57Row 13 - Cell 3
15Haley Smith (Can)53Row 14 - Cell 3
16Ramona Forchini (Swi) Strüby-Bixs Team52Row 15 - Cell 3
17Alice Barnes (GBr)48Row 16 - Cell 3
18Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Focus XC Team42Row 17 - Cell 3
19Monika Zur (Pol) 4F Racing Team35Row 18 - Cell 3
20Amber Johnston (NZl)33Row 19 - Cell 3
21Catherine Fleury (Can)32Row 20 - Cell 3
22Maghalie Rochette (Can) Luna Pro Team30Row 21 - Cell 3
23Alessia Bulleri (Ita)29Row 22 - Cell 3
24Ling Yang (Chn)27Row 23 - Cell 3
25Lena Putz (Ger) Genesis Mountainbike Racing Team26Row 24 - Cell 3
26Emily Parkes (Aus)24Row 25 - Cell 3
27Candice Neethling (RSA)24Row 26 - Cell 3
28Holly Harris (Aus)22Row 27 - Cell 3
29Rachel Pageau (Can)22Row 28 - Cell 3
30Samantha Hope (NZl)20Row 29 - Cell 3
31Vera Adrian (Nam)20Row 30 - Cell 3
32Britt Van Den Boogert (Ned)20Row 31 - Cell 3
33Shayna Powless (USA)18Row 32 - Cell 3
34Ashleigh Moffatt (RSA)18Row 33 - Cell 3
35Andrea Waldis (Swi) Team Colnago Sudtirol16Row 34 - Cell 3
36Laura Bietola (Can)16Row 35 - Cell 3
37Emily Shields (USA)15Row 36 - Cell 3
38Estelle Boudot (Fra)14Row 37 - Cell 3
39Anna Konovalova (Rus) Format-Udmurtia14Row 38 - Cell 3
40Audrey Menut (Fra) Creuse Oxygene Scott12Row 39 - Cell 3
41Laurence Harvey (Can)11Row 40 - Cell 3
42Bethany Crumpton (GBr)10Row 41 - Cell 3
43Michela Molina (Ecu)7Row 42 - Cell 3
44Frederique Trudel (Can)6Row 43 - Cell 3
45Kaylee Blevins (USA)6Row 44 - Cell 3
46Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau (Can)5Row 45 - Cell 3
47Giulia Gaspardino (Ita) Titici Lgl International Team5Row 46 - Cell 3
48Ellen Noble (USA)4Row 47 - Cell 3
49Aleksandra Podgorska (Pol) Sante-Bsa Whistle Team4Row 48 - Cell 3
50Majlen Müller (Ger)2Row 49 - Cell 3
51Ines Carolina Gutierrez (Arg)1Row 50 - Cell 3


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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.

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