Les Gets World Cup gallery: A different race in France

Alan Hatherly waves a South African flag as he comes to the line alone to win his first ever World Cup XCO at Les Gets, France.

Alan Hatherly rides to maiden victory at Les Gets World Cup

Puck Pieterse, arms thrown wide, roars in celebration on winning World Cup XCO in Les Gets.

Puck Pieterse soloes away from the competition at muddy Les Gets World Cup 

Alessandra Keller and Alan Hatherly take short track wins in Les Gets 

Gallery: A muddy masterclass at the Crans-Montana MTB World Cup

World champion Tom Pidcock waves to the crowd on winning the XCO title at MTB World Cup Crans-Montana in Switzerland.

Tom Pidcock masters Swiss MTB World Cup a week out from the Tour de France

French national champion Loana Lecomte grins on taking XCO victory at MTB World Cup Crans-Montana in Switzerland.

Loana Lecomte claims technical World Cup victory in Switzerland

Side by side images of Puck Pieterse on the left and Tom Pidcock on the right as they celebrate crossing the line of their respective XCC titles at MTB World Cup Crans-Montana.

Puck Pieterse and Tom Pidcock take statement World Cup XCC wins in Switzerland

Gallery: The big names come to the fore at the Val di Sole MTB World Cup

Nino Schurter celebrates victory at Cross Country World Cup Val di Sole.

Nino Schurter tops Val di Sole podium

World champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot celebrates victory at Cross Country World Cup Val di Sole.

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot climbs away from competition in Val di Sole

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