Langvad doubles up in Nove Mesto

Annika Langvad (Specialized) took back the World Cup leader's jersey she lost last week in Round 2, with a perfect weekend of racing at the third round in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic. Langvad won both the Short Track and the Cross-country races.

Following a weekend of muddy and slick conditions in Albstadt, Germany, riders were presented with the exact opposite at Nove Mesto - dry and extremely dusty.

The race quickly came down to two riders - Langvad and World Cup leader Jolanda Neff (Kross Racing). The two went to the front on the first lap and pulled away on the climbs. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Canyon Factory) and Emily Batty (Trek Factory) had their own battle behind for third place.

Langvad was clearly stronger on the climbs and Neff was the same on the descents, so they began every lap together, and coming into the finish it was the same. Langvad attacked first at 150 metres and gapped Neff to take her second win of the season. Ferrand Prevot took third, with Batty fourth and Maja Wloszczowska (Kross Racing) finishing out the podium in fifth.

"I was never sure about anything out there," revealed Langvad. "It was such a tactical race and super hard. I got a little gap at the beginning, but then I had to pay for that hard effort. I thought 'you need to sit up a bit and catch your breath. Just feel good again.' When I did that Jolanda came back. I'm usually sure what I have in my legs, but that last lap I was so sure she was going get a gap on me. Based on the Short Track, I knew that I had to commit to the sprint. So I did and it worked. I'm so overwhelmed by this race, it was fantastic."

Langvad takes the Series lead with 798 points, followed by Neff at 760 and Ferrand Prevot at 586.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annika Langvad (Specialized Racing)1:20:37
2Jolanda Neff (Kross Racing Team)0:00:01
3Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Canyon Factory Racing Xc)0:00:47
4Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing Xc)0:01:04
5Maja Wloszczowska (Kross Racing Team)0:02:26
6Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Team Merida Gunn-Rita)0:02:44
7Githa Michiels0:02:59
8Alessandra Keller (Thömus - Rn Racing Team)0:03:08
9Kate Courtney (Specialized Racing)0:03:12
10Anne Tauber (Cst Sandd American Eagle Mtb Racing Team)0:03:16
11Elisabeth Brandau0:03:19
12Anne Terpstra (Ghost Factory Racing)0:03:49
13Chloe Woodruff (Stan'S-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis)0:04:18
14Haley Smith (Norco Factory Team Xc)0:04:20
15Yana Belomoina (Cst Sandd American Eagle Mtb Racing Team)0:04:28
16Ramona Forchini (Jb Brunex Felt Factory Team)0:04:41
17Daniela Campuzano Chavez Peon0:04:42
18Lea Davison (Clif Pro Team)0:04:53
19Tanja Zakelj (Unior/Devinci Factory Racing)0:05:08
20Annie Last (Kmc-Ekoi-Srsuntour)0:05:10
21Linda Indergand (Focus Xc Team)0:05:20
22Catharine Pendrel (Clif Pro Team)0:05:40
23Sandra Walter0:05:45
24Barbara Benko (Ghost Factory Racing)0:06:11
25Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz (Volkswagen Samochody Uzytkowe Mtb Team)0:06:30
26Rebecca McConnell (Primaflor Mondraker Rotor)0:06:47
27Karla Stepanova0:07:00
28Jitka Skarnitzlova (Gapp System - Cabtech Mtb Racing Team)0:07:03
29Kathrin Stirnemann (Thömus - Rn Racing Team)0:07:28
30Irina Kalentyeva (Moebel Maerki Mtb Pro Team)0:07:44
31Serena Calvetti (Ktm Protek Dama)0:07:54
32Andrea Waldis0:08:18
33Cindy Montambault0:08:30
34Iryna Popova0:08:38
35Cherie Redecker0:08:43
36Eva Lechner (Clif Pro Team)0:08:44
37Julie Bresset0:08:54
38Jovana Crnogorac (Bike Way Racing Team)0:08:55
39Ellen Noble (Trek Factory Racing Xc)0:09:41
40Ekaterina Anoshina0:09:56
41Raiza Goulao Henrique (Primaflor Mondraker Rotor)0:10:01
42Elisabeth Sveum (Trek Topro)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Claudia Galicia Cortina (Megamo Factory Team)0:10:06
44Chrystelle Baumann0:10:22
45Elisabeth Osl (Jb Brunex Felt Factory Team)0:10:39
46Paula Gorycka (Strüby-Bixs Team)0:10:55
47Janika Loiv0:11:03
48Aleksandra Podgorska0:11:21
49Kerry Macphee0:11:41
50Samara Sheppard0:11:43
51Katrin Leumann0:12:03
52Olga Terentyeva0:12:44
53Hana Jezkova0:13:15
54Lotte KoopmansRow 53 - Cell 2
55Mariske Strauss (Silverback Omx Pro Team)0:14:12
56Marine Groccia (Strüby-Bixs Team)0:15:19
57Jana Pichlikova (Ceska Sporitelna Specialized Junior Mtb Team)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Luciana RolandRow 57 - Cell 2
59Annemarie WorstRow 58 - Cell 2
60Lisa MitterbauerRow 59 - Cell 2
61Theresia SchwenkRow 60 - Cell 2
62Joana Monteiro (Brujula Bike Racing Team)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Lucie VeselaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Elena Lloret LlinaresRow 63 - Cell 2
65Tatsiana SoupelRow 64 - Cell 2
66Janka Keseg StevkovaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Catherine FleuryRow 66 - Cell 2
68Sarah RileyRow 67 - Cell 2
69Alaina CasioppoRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFSabine Spitz (Wiawis Bikes Pro Team)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFKate FlukerRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFSabrina EnauxRow 71 - Cell 2


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