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

Photographer Piper Albrecht has all the action from northern Italy.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 17.06.2024 Photography by
Piper Albrecht
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The world’s best cross-country MTBers gathered in the Trentino region of northern Italy this past weekend for round 4 of the eight-round UCI MTB World Cup. It was little surprise when two of XCO’s biggest names – Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Nino Schurter – rode to commanding victories on the steep grades of the Val di Sole course.

Ferrand-Prévot, in sparkling form ahead of a home Olympics, rode clear early in the six-lap race and went on to win by nearly a minute. In the men’s race, the GOAT set out hard, forging a leading group of four. Eventually he was the only one left, riding his way to a millionth World Cup win (actually his 36th, in case you’re wondering).

Our man Piper Albrecht was there in Val di Sole to capture all the action, which you can see in the galleries below. We begin with the elite women’s race.

And then it was time for the elite men to shine.

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