How to watch the Short Track of the Les Gets 2023 World Cup
The XCC and XCO World Cup travels to Les Gets for the sixth race of the season. With only three races to go, points will be more important than ever in the fight for the overall. The race is part of the first weekend of the Mountain Bike World Series Festival.
Schedule and how to watch the Les Gets XCO World Cup 2023
The days of competition will maintain the usual schedules: the Short Track races will be held on Thursday and Friday, on Saturday there will be a DH session and the XCO will be reserved for Sunday. The broadcasts can be followed on GCN+, Eurosport or Discovery+.
Thursday, September 7th
- 17:30-17:52 XCC Women's U23 NO BROADCASTING
- 18:15-18:37 XCC Men's U23 NO BROADCASTING
Friday, September 8th
- 18:15-18:45 Women's XCC WATCH ON EUROSPORT - WATCH ON GCN+
- 19:00-19:30 Men's XCC WATCH ON EUROSPORT - WATCH ON GCN+
Saturday, September 9th
- 10:45-11:20 DH Women's Semifinals WATCH LIVE FREE
- 11:20-12:45 DH Men's Semifinals WATCH LIVE FREE
- 13:00-14:00 DH Women's Final WATCH ON EUROSPORT - WATCH ON GCN+
- 14:00-15:00 DH Men's Final WATCH ON EUROSPORT - WATCH ON GCN+
Sunday, September 10th
- 09:00 XCO Men's U23 WATCH LIVE FREE
- 11:00 XCO Women's U23 WATCH LIVE FREE
- 13:00 XCO Women WATCH ON EUROSPORT - WATCH ON GCN+
- 15:30 XCO Men WATCH ON EUROSPORT - WATCH ON GCN+
What happened in the last race and how is the overall ranking?
The World Cup returned in the last Andorran event after a summer break marked by the World Championships in Glasgow. Mathias Fluckiger took the victory in a race that was rained out. The victory put an end to those who predicted that the Swiss would not find his best level again. Griot and Pidcock completed the podium.
The overall remains open and it seems that the final victory will be disputed by the first four riders. Schurter retains the lead although the margin with his compatriot Fluckiger, the incombustible Schwarzbauer and Sarrou -who will race at home- is very narrow. Behind, they are already a bit further behind, although a good performance and a bad result of the top riders could put them in the fight.
- Nino Schurter 998 points
- Mathias Fluckiger 969 points
- Luca Schwarzbauer 938 points
- Jordan Sarrou 926 points
- Lars Forster 825 points
- Thomas Griot 790 points
- Alan Hatherly 761 points
- Joshua Dubau 712 points
- Martins Blums 586 points
- Luca Braidot 571 points
In the women's category, Mitterwallner won ahead of Keller and Ferrand-Prevot and added this success to the gold she won a few weeks ago at the XCM World Championships. The result tightens the overall ranking a bit more, although Pieterse is still clearly at the top of the table. Behind the Dutchwoman everything is quite tight, although right now her main threats are Ferrand-Prevot, Keller and Mitterwallner herself.
- Puck Pieterse 1266 points
- Pauline Ferrand-Prevot 997 points
- Alessandra Keller 942 points
- Mona Mitterwallner 938 points
- Anne Terpstra 815 points
- Loana Lecomte 815 points
- Laura Stigger 778 points
- Evie Richards 773 points
- Martina Berta 762 points
- Jenny Rissveds 755 points
Fluckiger, Schurter, Griot, Sarrou and Koretzky are the main favorites for the victory
World Cup victories are always expensive and Les Gets will be no exception. The best riders of the speciality will make a pilgrimage to the French event to compete for the victory. Fluckiger is in a sweet mood after climbing to the top step of the podium in Andorra and should be at the front.
Schurter is another of the rivals to beat. The Swiss is the favorite in any race he takes part in, although he has been suffering from a cold and it is unknown if he will be recovered or if it will have affected his form.
The other three who should play a major role in Sunday's performance are Griot, Sarrou and Koretzky. The French trio will also have the extra motivation of signing a great race in front of their fans.
On the other hand, Schwarzbauer, Forster, Carod, Blums or Cink could also be in the top positions.
Pieterse, Ferrand-Prevot, Mitterwallner, Keller and Lecomte, the rivals to beat
The equality between many of the participants in the women's category means that sometimes the forecasts end up on paper. Even so, the group of favorites to win in Les Gets seems clear. Pieterse has to appear in any bet and, although she also has some grey days, the truth is that the Dutch rider is one of those cyclists with magic capable of shining when she has the day.
Ferrand-Prevot is another name that should fight for the first place. The Frenchwoman is used to fail little and her home race could be a good moment to close the gap in the overall standings ahead of the last two races of the year.
Mitterwallner is in great form and has everything to perform well in France. On the other hand, Keller and Lecomte -who will also be racing at home- will be other rivals to focus on.