Sam Gaze punches both hands in the air with index fingers up as he outsprints a small group to win the XCC at the Val di Sole Mountain Bike World Cup.

Pieterse and Gaze win Val di Sole XCC with superior sprints

Tom Pidcock crouches low over his handlebars as he climbs away from competitors at the Nove Mesto World Cup.

Tom Pidcock returns for another victory in Nové Město World Cup 

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot navigates a rock garden at the Nové Mesto World Cup round.

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot rides to dominant victory in Nové Město World Cup XCO 

Victor Koretzky and Specialized teammate Chris Blevins celebrate Koretzky's win in the Nove Mesto short-track. Koretzky has both arms raise as he crosses the line while slightly behind Blevins punches the air, with a big smile.

Alessandra Keller and Victor Koretzky kick off Nové Město World Cup with XCC wins

From Cape Epic, with love …

Peter Sagan rides to the finish at the 2023 World Mountain Bike Championships in Glasgow. He is sitting down with his dropper post lowered and has an unreadable expression. He's dressed in Slovakian national team kit.

Peter Sagan has one tiny shot at racing the Olympics

Gallery: Another great weekend in Brazil at the Araxá MTB World Cup

Araxá World Cup: Andreassen soars to crafty and technical sprint victory 

Haley Batten celebrates winning a World Cup cross-country mountain bike title in Araxá, Brazil.

Araxá World Cup: Haley Batten is unbeatable

Victor Koretzky raises his arms in celebrations at winning mountain bike World Cup short track in Araxá, Brazil.

Haley Batten and Victor Koretzky launch to victories in Araxá XCC

Gallery: The cross-country MTB World Cup season begins in Brazil

Chris Blevins throws his head back in celebration as he crosses the finish line to win the opening round of the 2024 Mountain Bike World Cup.

Blevins back on top of the world in Brazil