World Cup 2021

After a cancellation of the competition in 2020. The UCI World Cup is back in Le Gets for a weekend of international competition.

A festive return

Following the cancellation of the 2021 edition due to the Covid, the UCI DH and XCO World Cup made its comeback in Le Gets. 3 days of competitions were held throughout the weekend, which brought together 170,000 cycling fans.

Friday 2 July

For the first day of competitions, Friday was the qualifying day.
For the downhill and cross-country, Friday was a decisive day for all athletes.
For the cross-country qualifying event, which will determine the ranking of Sunday’s final, it is our great Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand Prevot who takes a comfortable first place ahead of the Swiss Sina Frei. On the men’s side, the same double, our Frenchman Jordan Sarrou in second place ahead of Mathias Flueckiger, the Swiss athlete.
In the downhill, the French prove that they are at home, the French Myriam Nicole finishes the qualifications in first place. Loïc Bruni, did the same in the men’s race followed by Loris Vergier in third place.

Saturday 3 July

On this rainy Saturday, the final stages of the World Cup start with the downhill !
Thibaut Daprela is the surprise of the day, with his 33rd place the day before during the qualifications, he takes advantage of the rain and gets the head of the podium. He is followed by Max Hartenstern and the Frenchman Baptiste Pierron, 22nd the day before.
For the women, there was just as much surprise with the English Tahnee Seagrave who snatched the first place from Myriam Nicole, who kept the second place.
In the youth category, it is the English Phoebe Gale and the Canadian Jackson Goldstone who take the first place.

Sunday 4 July

Sunday, like Saturday, remained rainy, but did not prevent the spectators from coming to cheer on all the cross-country athletes.
This final opened by the women was also full of surprises, at the head of the ranking after the short track, Pauline Ferrand Prevot finishes below the podium at the 4th place. Loana Lecomte was the surprise and finished on the first step of the podium after a 12th place in the short track on Friday.
For the men, there were fewer surprises, as the top 3 in the final of Friday’s short track was maintained. Our Frenchman Jordan Sardou concedes his second place to Ondrêj Cink, the Swiss Mathias Flückiger keeps the first place.

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