Loana Lecomte (Canyon CLLCTV) secured a solo victory within the second spherical of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lenzerheide. The French rider beat Anne Terpstra (Ghost Manufacturing unit Racing) by 18 seconds, whereas Alessandra Keller (Thömus Maxon) was third on the day at 32 seconds again.
“To be sincere, I do not understand how I did it as we speak. In the previous few weeks, I’ve had numerous questions, and it was onerous for me. After the brief observe, I had numerous unhealthy emotions, however Jolanda Neff helped me with this quite a bit,” Lecomte mentioned.
“Immediately, I simply wished to have enjoyable on my bike, and I received the race, I am unable to consider it.
“The largest purpose of the 12 months for me is World Championships, so my coaching is geared in direction of that. We’ll proceed to work on this. Hopefully, within the subsequent few weeks, I will probably be in the identical form or higher.”
Lecomte crossed the end line first to beat Terpstra and Keller, who each managed to move World Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Ineos Grenadiers) close to the top of the race for the ultimate podium locations. The general sequence chief Puck Pieterse (Alpecin-Deceuninck) completed in fifth.
“The entire race went so fast. If you’re racing in a gaggle, it is so completely different from while you’re driving alone, there’s a lot happening. I undoubtedly had enjoyable, and I choose races like this when it is hectic. I actually loved it,” runner-up Terpstra mentioned.
“I did not actually attempt to discover something additional on the final lap. I attempted to get well the place I might and keep as shut as doable to the rider in entrance of me. I did not anticipate to overhaul Pauline on that climb, however I feel she was having a tough time. It was a protracted method to the end from that time, and I used to be struggling for positive.”
Pieterse now leads the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup with 466 factors, Lecomte is in second with 457 factors, and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Ineos Grenadiers) is in third with 440 factors.
The sequence continues at Saalfelden, Leogang in Austria, with the codecs of Cross-country, Downhill and Enduro from June 15-18.
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