Photo Epic: XCO World Cup, Snowshoe USA – Hatherly rallies to 7th in points

2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network

It was a weekend of face plants, flats and full-throttle racing in Snowshoe, West Virginia.

2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
A mid-season illness severely impacted Alan Hatherly’s hopes of a top spot in the overall. P16 in Friday’s XCC and P8 in Sunday’s XCO has catapulted him back to P7 in the overall. MSA next weekend could be a good one for Alan – he has won races there before…
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Richards, Berta, Pieterse and Stigger storm the start straight.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Aldridge and Hatherly shared the holeshot and controlled the pace on the start loop.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
A good day for Marcel Guerrini as he crushed the climbs and ended third.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Aldridge, Koretzky and Hatherly lead the field into the wet, rooty gnar. Schwarzbauer (fourth wheel) later flatted and dropped back to finish P11.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
It was another firey start by the ever-charging Evie Richards.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Berta is on the up and up this year. A win is coming. Surely.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Blunk, bombing it on home soil.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Nino has had one helluva season. A P2 in Snowshoe gives him a slender 89-point lead over Sarrou in the overall. It’s all to play for.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Emotions were high as Henrique Avancini completed his final World Cup.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Fully committed, Laura Stigger wouldn’t be settling for anything but the win.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
P38 for American Champ Chris Blevins.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Evie Richards rallies a rocky descent.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Two flats and an eventual P5 for Tom Pidcock is another pretty incredible day out.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Olympic Champ Jolanda Neff kept the throttle wide open and was rewarded with a P5 finish, only 46 seconds off the win.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
First American home Savilia Blunk flew the stars and stripes onto the podium with a fourth place.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Series leader Pieterse rallied up front early on before a final P6 for the day.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Martina Berta gave it her all out there and ended third. A strong performance from the Italian Champ.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Loana Lecomte’s second place shows that hardtails are still a thing(ish).
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
XCO is often simply too fierce for teammates to help one another. Evie and Jolanda of Trek Factory Racing combined well in the middle of the race to share the work.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Jordan Sarrou had some good luck and some bad luck. In the end, a last corner inside line gave him the lead and his first World Cup XCO win.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
After the war, there’s a lot of love around.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
From left: Fluckiger, Schurter, Sarrou, Guerrini, Pidcock got to sip the champagne.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
From left: Blunk, Lecomte, Stigger, Berta and Neff took the top five spots.
2 october 2023, snowshoe, west virginia, america | results of the 2023 snowshoe cross country mountain bike world cup featuring nino schurter, alan hatherly, jolanda neff and other riders as published on bike network
Former teammates Alan Hatherly and Henrique Avancini share a final moment of Ava’s career.

Results

Women’s XCO
1. Laura Stigger AUT 1:21.56
2. Loana Lecomte FRA +0.23
3. Martina Berta ITA +0.32
4. Savilia Blunk USA +0.38
5. Jolanda Neff SUI +0.46

Men’s XCO
1. Jordan Sarrou FRA 1:18.38
2. Nino Schurter SUI +0.01
3. Marcel Guerrini SUI +0.03
4. Mathias Fl├╝ckiger SUI +0.10
5. Tom Pidcock GBR +0.13

2023 Women’s XCO standings
1. Puck Pieterse NED 1741 points
2. Mona Mitterwallner AUT 1352
3. Loana Lecomte FRA 1211
4. Alessandra Keller SUI 1188
5. Laura Stigger AUT 1184

2023 Men’s XCO standings
1. Nino Schurter SUI 1433 points
2. Jordan Sarrou FRA 1344
3. Mathias Fl├╝ckiger SUI 1266
4. Luca Schwarzbauer GER 1213
5. Thomas Griot FRA 1086

| IMAGES: UCI, Red Bull, Facebook |


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