Neff steps up in the under 23 category

Jolanda Neff (Wheeler-IXS) won the junior women's cross country at the Nove Mesto World Cup last year. This year, the Swiss rider has joined the under 23 ranks, but it made no difference to the result: Neff again rode away from the rest of the field to win the 21-kilometre race.

The weather turned cold and wet overnight, and the junior and under 23 women got the worst of it on Saturday morning, starting in cold, pouring rain. The track held up well, and the rain stopped by the halfway point.

Neff was not fazed by the wet conditions, easily clearing all technical sections. Behind her, the leader in the World Cup, Yana Belomoyna (Bi&Esse-Infotre Protek) rode a minute down through the race to finish second and preserve her lead in the overall standings. Paula Gorycka (4F E-Vive) took third.

Full Results

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Under 23 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Wheeler - IXS Team1:18:48
2Yana Belomoyna (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek0:01:01
3Paula Gorycka (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team0:01:55
4Samara Sheppard (NZl) Wheeler - IXS Team0:02:27
5Candice Neethling (RSA) BMC Mountain Biking South Africa0:03:45
6Helen Grobert (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:04:08
7Kajsa Snihs (Swe) Swedish National Team0:04:49
8Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Craft0:05:24
9Monika Zur (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team0:05:43
10Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:06:40
11Serena Calvetti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop0:06:52
12Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer - BMC0:07:04
13Rebecca Henderson (Aus) Canberra ORC0:07:55
14Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus) Team Protek0:08:29
15Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team0:08:44
16Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol0:09:12
17Jitka Skarnitzlova (Cze) Rubena Auto-Mencik Specialized0:09:23
18Andréanne Pichette (Can) Canadian National Team0:09:25
19Vendula Kuntova (Cze) GT Bicycles Opportunity0:09:26
20Virginie Pointet (Swi) JB Felt Team0:09:47
21Marion Azam (Fra) Definitive Spectra.Tec ASPTT0:10:12
22Regina Genser (Ger) Bike Junior Team powered by Milka, BSB Bayreuth0:10:49
23Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:11:02
24Laura Bietola (Can) Canadian National Team0:12:23
25Kateryna Naberezhna (Ukr) ISD MTB Team0:12:49
26Marta Tereshchuk (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek0:13:14
27Zuzana Pirzkallova (Cze)0:13:34
28Karla Stepanova (Cze)0:14:17
29Weronika Rybarczyk (Pol) Superior MTB Energy Team0:15:50
30Alessia Bulleri (Ita)0:16:25
31Michaela Malarikova (Svk)-1 lap
32Yuval Bar Ziv (Isr)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Marta Pastore (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa MeridaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Carla Haines (GBr) WXC World RacingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Salcano Factory TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Zsofia Keri (Hun)-2 laps
DNFLorraine Truong (Swi) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey VallandryRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFHana Jezkova (Cze) GT Bicycles OpportunityRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFClaire Oakley (Irl) WXC World RacingRow 38 - Cell 2
DNSLisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Colnago SudtirolRow 39 - Cell 2
DNSAnna Oberparleiter (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa MeridaRow 40 - Cell 2
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Under 23 women individual World Cup standings after three rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Yana Belomoyna (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek230pts
2Ekaterina Anoshina (Rus) Team Protek174Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jolanda Neff (Swi) Wheeler - IXS Team140Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rebecca Henderson (Aus)111Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bikepark.Ch Craft107Row 4 - Cell 3
6Paula Gorycka (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team100Row 5 - Cell 3
7Kajsa Snihs (Swe)97Row 6 - Cell 3
8Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus MIG Team92Row 7 - Cell 3
9Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team79Row 8 - Cell 3
10Candice Neethling (RSA)76Row 9 - Cell 3
11Samara Sheppard (NZl) Wheeler - IXS Team62Row 10 - Cell 3
12Helen Grobert (Ger)59Row 11 - Cell 3
13Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol58Row 12 - Cell 3
14Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer - BMC52Row 13 - Cell 3
15Serena Calvetti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop42Row 14 - Cell 3
16Monika Zur (Pol) 4F E-Vive Racing Team38Row 15 - Cell 3
17Virginie Pointet (Swi) JB Felt Team33Row 16 - Cell 3
18Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix30Row 17 - Cell 3
19Marta Tereshchuk (Ukr) Bi&Esse - Infotre Protek22Row 18 - Cell 3
20Jitka Skarnitzlova (Cze) Rubena Auto-Mencik Specialized17Row 19 - Cell 3
21Ashleigh Parker-Moffatt (RSA)14Row 20 - Cell 3
22Angela Egeland (RSA)12Row 21 - Cell 3
23Vendula Kuntova (Cze) GT Bicycles Opportunity12Row 22 - Cell 3
24Simone Vosloo (RSA)10Row 23 - Cell 3
25Andréanne Pichette (Can)8Row 24 - Cell 3
26Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol7Row 25 - Cell 3
27Marion Azam (Fra) Definitive Spectra.Tec Asptt5Row 26 - Cell 3
28Kateryna Naberezhna (Ukr) Isd Mtb Team5Row 27 - Cell 3
29Regina Genser (Ger)4Row 28 - Cell 3
30Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Hard Rock Canossa Merida3Row 29 - Cell 3
31Laura Bietola (Can) Scott-3Roxracing2Row 30 - Cell 3
32Ingrid Sofie Jacobsen (Nor)2Row 31 - Cell 3
33Lorraine Truong (Swi) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry1Row 32 - Cell 3

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