It was a blended bag for the Ineos Grenadiers on the Guéret spherical of the French Cup mountain bike collection. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot rode to victory within the ladies’s cross-country race however Tom Pidcock withdrew from the boys’s cross-country race with a mechanical.
This weekend marked Ferrand-Prévot’s first look in a mountain bike race for the Ineos Grenadiers after she signed on as the primary feminine rider for the squad over the offseason. She didn’t disappoint in her inaugural cross-country race in Ineos equipment, storming to a convincing victory.
The four-time MTB world champion soloed to throughout the road greater than two minutes forward of runner-up Léna Gerault (Berria Vittoria Manufacturing facility Staff). Annie Final (Lapierre Mavic Unity) rounded out the rostrum on the day.
After Ferrand-Prévot’s robust displaying on the ladies’s facet, Pidcock’s first cross-country race of the 12 months did not go fairly as properly. The Olympic champion, who rode onto the rostrum within the brief observe race in Guéret on the heels of his podium efficiency at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, didn’t end the cross-country race.
In response to the Ineos Grenadiers, Pidcock was “compelled to desert after a mechanical concern.”
Sam Gaze (Alpecin-Deceuninck), with a brief observe win already within the bag, went on to win the cross-country race as properly.
Pidcock and Ferrand-Prévot will each be again to racing subsequent weekend in Switzerland on the OKK Bike Revoltion, with a watch in direction of persevering with to construct in direction of the primary MTB World Cup race of the 12 months at Nové Město within the Czech Republic.