Sam Gaze punches both hands in the air with index fingers up as he outsprints a small group to win the XCC at the Val di Sole Mountain Bike World Cup.

Pieterse and Gaze win Val di Sole XCC with superior sprints

A female cyclists grits her teeth as she races up a hill

Pieterse, Swinkels and Paternoster: the breakthrough stars of the Classics

Puck Pieterse rides some ways ahead of the peloton during a race in Italy

Let’s hear it for the attackers

Victor Koretzky wins the short-track sprint in the Les Gets World Cup round. Koretzky is posting up, his arms in the air, as Jordan Sarrou throws his bike forward and looks across to see who was first.

Race report: Pieterse and Koretzky take Les Gets XCC

Gallery: Going solo at the XCO World Cup in Val di Sole

Puck Pieterse continues her ascent in happy hunting ground of Val di Sole 

Puck Pieterse upsets Austrian rivals at climb-heavy Leogang World Cup

Pro bike: Puck Pieterse’s Canyon Lux World Cup

The moments: How Puck Pieterse conquered Nové Město