Ferrand Prevot and Flückiger prevail in Les Gets short track races

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After a break of nearly a month, the Mountain Bike World Cup resumed this weekend in Les Gets, France, for Round 4, the final major event before the Olympics in approximately three weeks. The competition began on Friday evening with the 20-minute Short Track (XCC), with world champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Absolute-Absalon-BMC) taking the women's win before a home French crowd. Men's World Cup leader Mathias Flückiger (Thomas RN Swiss Bike) extended his lead in the men's series with his second consecutive short track victory.

Unlike earlier rounds that were dominated by climbing, the one-kilometre Les Gets circuit provided a mix of climbing, switchback descending and technical rock sections. This kept the races very tight until the final few laps.

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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Flueckiger (Swi) 0:19:34
2Jordan Sarrou (Fra) 0:00:01
3Ondřej Cink (Cze) 0:00:03
4Luca Braidot (Ita) 0:00:04
5Alan Hatherly (RSA) 0:00:05
6Maximilian Brandl (Ger) 0:00:08
7Victor Koretzky (Fra) 0:00:10
8Maxime Marotte (Fra) 0:00:11
9Nino Schurter (Swi) 0:00:13
10Daniele Braidot (Ita) 0:00:14
11Milan Vader (Ned)
12Jens Schuermans (Bel) 0:00:16
13David Valero Serrano (Spa) 0:00:17
14Simon Andreassen (Den) 0:00:18
15Filippo Colombo (Swi) 0:00:19
16Thomas Pidcock (GBr) 0:00:20
17Anton Cooper (NZl) 0:00:22
18Thomas Griot (Fra) 0:00:23
19Manuel Fumic (Ger) 0:00:26
20Nadir Colledani (Ita)
21Titouan Carod (Fra) 0:00:27
22Christopher Blevins (USA) 0:00:28
23Leandre Bouchard (Can)
24Erik Hægstad (Nor) 0:00:29
25Peter Disera (Can)
26Reto Indergand (Swi) 0:00:31
27Vlad Dascalu (Rom) 0:00:33
28Georg Egger (Ger) 0:00:36
29Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) 0:00:46
30Jofre Cullell Estape (Spa) 0:00:48
31Nicholas Pettina' (Ita) 0:01:10
32Jan Škarnitzl (Cze) 0:01:13
33Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) 0:01:16
34Lars Forster (Swi)
35Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) 0:01:19
36Thomas Litscher (Swi) 0:01:26
37Stephane Tempier (Fra) 0:01:27
38Sebastian Fini Carstensen (Den)
39Andri Frischknecht (Swi)
DNFLukas Flückiger (Swi)
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Elite Women
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) 0:20:28
2Sina Frei (Swi) 0:00:04
3Jenny Rissveds (Swe) 0:00:13
4Linda Indergand (Swi) 0:00:15
5Alessandra Keller (Swi)
6Laura Stigger (Aut) 0:00:19
7Greta Seiwald (Ita)
8Kate Courtney (USA) 0:00:21
9Anne Tauber (Ned) 0:00:25
10Jitka Čábelická (Cze) 0:00:26
11Eva Lechner (Ita) 0:00:29
12Loana Lecomte (Fra) 0:00:31
13Janika Lõiv (Est)
14Lena Gerault (Fra) 0:00:32
15Sandra Walter (Can)
16Annie Last (GBr)
17Rebecca Mcconnell (Aus) 0:00:35
18Ronja Eibl (Ger)
19Mariske Strauss (RSA) 0:00:36
20Nicole Koller (Swi) 0:00:37
21Barbara Benkó (Hun) 0:00:38
22Catharine Pendrel (Can)
23Haley Batten (USA) 0:00:39
24Sophie Von Berswordt (Ned) 0:00:41
25Jennifer Jackson (Can) 0:00:43
26Anne Terpstra (Ned) 0:00:44
27Lea Davison (USA)
28Yana Belomoina (Ukr) 0:00:48
29Martina Berta (Ita) 0:00:52
30Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spa) 0:01:05
31Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) 0:01:11
32Malene Degn (Den) 0:01:17
33Emily Batty (Can) 0:01:24
34Chiara Teocchi (Ita) 0:01:49
35Elisabeth Osl (Aut)
DNFRamona Forchini (Swi)
DNFEvie Richards (GBr)
DNFPaula Gorycka (Pol)
DNFHaley Smith (Can)
DNSJulie Bresset (Fra)

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