Victor Koretzky descends at the 2023 Les Gets World Cup XCO round.

Les Gets World Cup report: Victor Victor x2

Victor Koretzky pulled off a double-win weekend on home soil in the final European round of the World Cup.

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by Ryan Simonovich 10.09.2023 Photography by
Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool and Piper Albrecht
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Victor Koretzky pulled off a perfect weekend in Les Gets.

The combination of short track and XCO is a double-whammy challenge of mountain bikers’ skills, fitness, and tactical wit. The Friday evening XCC tests pure 20-minute power with a side of tactical prowess. Then the XCO on Sunday requires more endurance for bigger climbs and more technical sections. 

Specialized’s Koretzky successfully navigated both of the weekend’s challenges to secure the double win this weekend in front of a home-country crowd in the Haute-Savoie. 

Victor Koretzky catches air on a table-top jump on one section of the Les Gets World Cup course. Second-place finisher Nino Schurter lurks behind, just out of focus.

How it happened

Brief results

  1. Victor Koretzky (Specialized)
  2. Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM)
  3. Vlad Dascalu (Trek Factory)
  4. Marcel Guerrini (BiXS Performance)
  5. Joshua Dubau (Rockrider Racing)
  6. Jens Schuermans (Giant Factory)
  7. Thomas Griot (Canyon CLLCTV)
  8. Ondrej Cink (Primaflor-Mondraker)
  9. Mathias Flückiger (Thömus maxon)
  10. Joel Roth (BiXS Performance)
Victor Koretzky crosses the finish line to win the Les Gets round of the 2023 World Cup XCO series. He's all alone, arms in the air, as a large crowd cheers him on.

Up next

Schurter’s second-place finish, combined with Flückiger never quite getting in contact with the front group, puts the bajillion-time World Champion into the overall World Cup series lead going into the final two rounds in North America. There are only 98 points separating the two, and Schwarzbauer lurks in third just 27 points behind Flückiger, so the final standings are still very much up for grabs as the World Cup heads to Snowshoe, West Virginia on September 28-October 1.

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