Schedule and how to watch the XCO Araxá World Cup 2024

Mountain bike 21/04/24 16:20 Migue A.

The XCO World Cup moves to the Brazilian town of Araxá to celebrate the second race of the season. The weekend will feature the same protagonists from the first round in Mairipora and will once again be a test in the battle for Olympic qualification. The time difference will once again cause changes in the competition schedule.

Schedule and how to watch the XCO World Cup in Araxá 2024

The season continues and the schedules will once again undergo a shake-up: all races will take place in the afternoon in British time. Additionally, it is worth noting that this year the XCC races will take place on Saturday. The broadcasts can be followed on Eurosport channels or the app - according to the schedule.

Saturday, April 20

  • 16:00 Women's XCC
  • 16:35 Men's XCC

Sunday, April 21

  • 17:15 Women's XCO
  • 19:30 Men's XCO

Platforms to follow the races

  • Germany - Eurosport, discovery+
  • Austria - Eurosport, discovery+
  • Belgium - Eurosport
  • Bolivia - Claro
  • Brazil - TNT Sports, YouTube Channel
  • Bulgaria - Eurosport
  • Canada - Flosports
  • Chile - Claro
  • China -
  • Colombia - Claro
  • Costa Rica - Claro
  • Denmark - Eurosport, Czech TV
  • Ecuador - Claro
  • El Salvador - Claro
  • United States (including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands) - Max
  • Finland - Eurosport
  • France - Eurosport, L'Equipe
  • Greece - Eurosport
  • Guatemala - Claro
  • Honduras - Claro
  • Hungary - Eurosport
  • Ireland - discovery+
  • Italy - Eurosport Channels, discovery+
  • Mexico - Claro
  • Nicaragua - Claro
  • Norway - Eurosport
  • Netherlands - discovery+
  • Panama - Claro
  • Paraguay - Claro
  • Peru - Claro
  • Poland - Eurosport
  • Portugal - Eurosport
  • United Kingdom - Eurosport, discovery+
  • Czech Republic - Eurosport, Czech TV
  • Dominican Republic - Claro
  • Romania - Eurosport
  • Serbia - Eurosport
  • Sweden - Eurosport
  • Switzerland - Eurosport, SRG
  • Turkey - Eurosport
  • Uganda - Claro
  • Uruguay - Claro
  • Venezuela - Claro

What happened in the last race and how is the overall standings?

The XCO World Cup raised the curtain on the 2024 season last weekend. Mairipora welcomed the best riders in the world and Araxá will take over for the second round of races in Brazilian territory. The equality with which the first race of the year was fought gave many participants the opportunity to fight for victory, while some favorites were missing.

Mairipora was the first real test to evaluate the form of the best riders on the planet and draw initial conclusions. Chris Blevins took the victory after beating the fourteen cyclists in the leading group on the last lap. Victor Koretzky, Filipo Colombo, Martin Vidaurre, Jordan Sarrou, and Pierre De Froidmont were some of the standout names.

Additionally, it was surprising to see some of the top riders further back than usual; Nino Schurter fell at the start of the race and finished 35th; Mathias Fluckiger crossed the line in 21st; and David Valero finished 39th.

Here is the current overall standings:

  1. Chris Blevins 256 points
  2. Victor Koretzky 240 points
  3. Sam Gaze 200 points
  4. Filipo Colombo 191 points
  5. Martin Vidaurre 190 points
  6. Jordan Sarrou 186 points
  7. Luca Schwarzbauer 155 points
  8. Simone Avondetto 130 points
  9. Alan Hatherly 127 points
  10. Joshua Dubau 122 points

In the women's category, the race was also open until Jenny Rissveds broke away solo in the final stages and overshadowed Haley Batten's good performance. Savilia Blunk, Chiara Teocchi, Jolanda Neff, and Alessandra Keller were among the other protagonists.

The race was marked by the notable absences of Puck Pieterse, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, and Mona Mitterwallner.

Here is the current overall standings:

  1. Jenny Rissveds 290 points
  2. Savilia Blunk 232 points
  3. Haley Batten 196 points
  4. Evie Richards 180 points
  5. Alessandra Keller 180 points
  6. Chiara Teocchi 169 points
  7. Jolanda Neff 169 points
  8. Anne Tauber 155 points
  9. Rebecca Henderson 133 points
  10. Kate Courtney 133 points

Same protagonists for the second round in Brazil: Koretzky, Sarrou, Schurter, and company going for victory

Araxá brings an end to the double dose of XCO World Cup in Brazil. The lush vegetation of the South American country will once again color the second round of the top competition in the discipline; the riders only have a few days to reset and recharge their batteries. An opportunity to continue adding points and close the first chapter of the campaign on a high note.

Victor Koretzky and Filipo Colombo emerged as the strongest after winner Chris Blevins. The three left a great impression in Mairipora and will try to turn their good form into a hard-fought victory. They will face a large group of contenders for the win, including regulars like Joshua Dubau, Vlad Dascalu, or Sam Gaze.

It is expected that Nino Schurter and Mathias Fluckiger will be back at the top after a tough start. The two Swiss riders are among the main threats in the peloton, despite a modest performance in the first round. It remains to be seen if David Valero can regain the great form he showed in the early races of the year.

Luca Schwarzbauer is another one to watch, although as a specialist in XCC and a lover of cool temperatures, Sunday's race could be a challenging scenario for him. Thomas Griot, Alan Hatherly, or Martin Vidaurre will be other names to keep an eye on.

Rissveds, Richards, Neff, Blunk, and Batten lead the list of favorites

The women's race will once again lament the absences of three of the best riders in the world: Puck Pieterse, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, and Mona Mitterwallner. Nevertheless, the level of the race will be high with the participation of other great stars of the sport. The equality shown in Mairipora complicates the conclusions and predictions for this second race in Brazilian territory.

Initially, we should continue to count on the good performances of those who were protagonists during the past weekend; namely, the winner Jenny Rissveds, who used cunning to reserve energy and attack at the right moment; Haley Batten, who pushed hard with several attempts to break away solo; and Savilia Blunk, who held her ground and secured a great second place.

In addition, regular contenders like Evie Richards or Jolanda Neff should also put on a good performance. On the other hand, Alessandra Keller, Rebecca Henderson, or Anne Tauber could also join the fight for victory.



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