The UCI Mountain bike World Cup presented by Shimano Chronicle
- What Happened -
The first double (DHI and XCO) round of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano took place in Vallnord, Andorra, on July 1 and 2.
The DHI run at Vallnord, site of the 2015 UCI World Championships, is the steepest course on the current World Cup circuit, dropping 626 metres in just over two kilometres.
Returning to competition after dislocating her shoulder, UCI World Champion Rachel Atherton (Trek Factory), took the technical course relatively cautiously, finishing fourth. Myriam Nicole (Commencal/Vallnord), took the honours ahead of Round 3 winner Tahnee Seagrave (Transition/FMD Factory). UCI World Cup leader Tracey Hannah (Polygon UR) crashed and finished 9th.
Elite Men UCI World Champion Danny Hart (MS Mondraker) set a blistering time to beat with just five riders left. He was eventually overtaken by two riders: Troy Brosnan (Canyon Factory), who took the honours ahead of UCI World Cup leader Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate).
Both the men's and women's XCO UCI World Cup leaders dominated their respective races and padded their leads in the standings, with Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) winning the men's race and Yana Belomoina (CST Sandd American Eagle) the women's.
In the six-lap women's race, Belomoina attacked on the steepest climb of the first lap and never looked back. Likewise, UCI World Champion and Olympic Champion Nino Schurter powered away from the rest of the field on the first lap of the seven-lap race. With three straight victories this season he is almost uncatchable in the overall UCI World Cup standings.
- What's Next -
Lenzerheide, SUI, DHI World Cup #5 / XCO #4 > July 8-9
- Photo of the week -
- Focus On Yana Belomoina -
Yana Belomoina (CST Sandd American Eagle) is having one her best seasons ever, winning two XCO World Cups; the first Elite wins of her career. The Ukrainian, who rides for the team of 1996 Olympic Champion Bart Brentjens, currently leads the women's standings in the UCI World Cup at the halfway point of the series. Belomoina was also the 2013 European Champion (Under-23).
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