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Mona Mitterwallner confirms form with second consecutive World Cup win

Puck Pieterse and champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot completed the podium.

Mona Mitterwalner takes victory at MTB World Cup Les Gets, France. Photo: © Piper Albrecht

Ryan Simonovich
by Ryan Simonovich 10.09.2023 Photography by
Piper Albrecht
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The last gasps of the mountain bike season often present wild card performances; the year’s strongest riders can get disrupted from the established order. In the women’s XCO field, one rider who has come into her best form of the season the past few weeks is Mona Mitterwallner. 

Two weeks after taking her maiden World Cup win in rainy Andorra, the young Cannondale rider showed that she can handle dry, dusty conditions just as well while out-climbing the likes of Puck Pieterse (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Ineos Grenadiers) in Les Gets, France. 

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  4.  USA BATTEN Haley
  5.  USA BLUNK Savilia

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Mitterwallner kept her lead to take her second consecutive World Cup win, while Pieterse placed second and Ferrand-Prévot held on for third. Batten placed fourth while her American compatriot, Rockrider Ford’s Savilia Blunk (who just appeared in a Ford Motor Company commercial) rounded out the top five.

Those two Americans will be ones to watch as the World Cup circuit sets its sights on Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia for the next round. 

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