Gallery: A hot and dusty masterclass at the Leogang MTB World Cup

Enjoy these wonderful photos from round 3 of the MTB World Cup.

Dave Rome
by Dave Rome 19.06.2023 Photography by
Piper Albrecht and Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool
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Sunny skies and warm weather greeted the world’s best mountain bikers in Leogang, Austria this past weekend. Round 3 of the MTB World Cup would be a hot and dusty affair, with the elite cross-country events offering one unexpected winner, and one winner we’re starting to become quite familiar with.

The elite women’s race played host to another masterclass from a 21-year-old superstar in the making, Puck Pieterse. The Dutchwoman got clear on the opening lap and rode all the way to the finish on her own, taking her second World Cup win in three events, in her first season in the elite ranks.

In the elite men’s race, Switzerland’s Lars Forster rode a largely anonymous race … until he worked his way to the front of affairs by the penultimate lap. A stinging attack at the start of the final lap paved the way for his first World Cup win in four years.

Photographer Piper Albrecht was in Leogang to capture all the action over the weekend. You can see his photos below, with a few additional photos appearing courtesy of Bartek Wolinski and the Red Bull Content Pool.

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