Jolanda Neff returns to the top in the Short Track of Mont-Sainte-Anne

Mountain bike 6 ago. 2022 00:08 Migue A.

Switzerland's Jolanda Neff wins the Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022 Short Track after an agonizing sprint between her, Alessandra Keller and Gwendalyn Gibson. 

Jolanda Neff wins the Short Track of Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022

To the known casualties of Loana Lecomte, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Evie Richards, we had to add the last minute absence of Jenny Rissveds, due to a sore throat. Something that predicted an even more open race than we are used to this season.

Women's start of the XCC Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 2022

 

The first surprise of the Short Track was given by the French Lena Gerault, who took the first position from the very start and tried to open a gap on lap 1, out of a total of 8.

Lena Gerault trying to break the race since lap 1

 

But Australia's Rebecca McConnel soon jumped from behind to catch Gerault and restore the group of favorites at the head of the race.

The favorites regrouped in the middle of the race

 

McConnell lost the overall lead a week ago in Snowshoe and in Canada she was proving that her only goal was to regain it. But the Swiss Alessandra Keller, current leader, was not going to make it easy for her and with 2 laps to go both were alternating the first place followed by a number of other favorites, such as Gwendalyn Gibson, Jolanda Neff, Kate Courtney or Anne Terpstra.

Attacks followed one after the other with two laps to go.

The attacks did not stop happening when the last lap started, and after a powerful change of pace by Alessandra Keller, Jolanda Neff was able to respond with a final overtaking her compatriot that left her in first position a few meters from the finish line. Everything happened in an agonizing and long sprint.

Jolanda Neff took the victory of the Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022 XCC World Cup.

Gwendalyn Gibson took second place and Alessandra Keller closed the podium.

Results Women XCC World Cup of Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022

  1. NEFF Jolanda (TREK FACTORY RACING XC)
  2. GIBSON Gwendalyn (NORCO FACTORY TEAM) 
  3. KELLER Alessandra (THÖMUS MAXON)
  4. TERPSTRA Anne (GHOST FACTORY RACING)
  5. BOHÉ Caroline (GHOST FACTORY RACING) 
  6. COURTNEY Kate (SCOTT-SRAM MTB RACING TEAM)
  7. MCCONNELL Rebecca (PRIMAFLOR MONDRAKER GENUINS)
  8. GERAULT Léna (KTM VITTORIA TEAM)
  9. LÕIV Janika (KMC - ORBEA) 
  10. BERTA Martina (SANTA CRUZ FSA MTB PRO TEAM)

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