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

A slick new course, but some familiar winners.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 24.06.2024 Photography by
Piper Albrecht
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Round five of the UCI Cross-Country MTB World Cup took the world’s best riders to what was a new course for the series. In Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland, they faced a mud-slicked course – the most technically challenging course of the season so far.

As you can read at Escape, the elite women’s race was taken out by French champion Loana Lecomte with an impressive display of technical ability, while world and Olympic champion Tom Pidcock rode to a comfortable victory in the elite men’s race.

As usual, our man Piper Albrecht was there on the scene over the weekend to capture all the action. Let’s join Piper as he walks us through the elite women’s and men’s XCO races with a couple of great photo galleries.

And now onto the elite men’s race.

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