Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and her partner Dylan van Baarle win a Caribbean MTB race
Some cyclists can't switch off from their bikes even on holiday, especially if their partners are also professional cyclists. World champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has just won an MTB race on the Caribbean island of Curaçao with her partner, Jumbo-Visma rider Dylan van Baarle.
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot continues to win even on holiday
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is a particular haven for cyclists who want to enjoy the sun and beaches during Europe's winter months. It is home to an exotic race, Kärcher Extreme 2023, which has the honour of having among its participants such illustrious names in cycling as Fabio Jakobsen, who won last year with his wife on their honeymoon, and Niki Terpstra, who this year won the men's pairs race with Barry Bakker.
For the current XCO World Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who took the start wearing her rainbow jersey, it was her first race with her current partner, Dutchman Dylan van Baarle, and they both finished first after completing the 75 kilometres in 3 hours and 44 minutes.
Although it is a symbolic race, it is good news that Pauline Ferrand-Prevot is recovering well from the Covid she contracted at the end of the season, which brought her year to an early end.