Cross Country World Cup wraps up in Snowshoe, West Virginia
The UCI World Cup wrapped up this past weekend in beautiful Snowshoe, West Virginia, United States. The dual round XC/DH event capped off a long season of racing, and highlighted the best in the world of cross country talent. Riders arrived directly from Mont Sainte Anne, Canada, and witnessed the field of riders pouring every last bit of energy onto the season finale.
The weekend would prove to be a positive outing for Trek Factory Racing, highlighted by Evie Richards taking a win in the U-23 womens race and Jolanda Neff securing second overall in the final World Cup standings. See below for the full roll of action from the last World Cup race of 2019!
West Virgins brought some incredible vistas with the mountain top course
The race would be the last of Evie's U-23 career, and the finish to a season that nearly didn't occur due to injury
Start line feels
Race went from the gun, and saw Evie float to the front
Evie noticed a gap, and put the pressure on
With a strong gap growing, Evie kept the pace high and focused on a clean race
Evie ends her season and U-23 MTB career with an emphatic victory
Evie Richards makes it happen!
Next up was elite ladies, with Jolanda looking to defend her overall lead
Fast and green, those were the racing conditions.
Jolanda looking for the front of the race.
The rock garden put people on guard
The day's course was lumpy, made of up of shorter, punchy climbs and descents
The finish line was a welcome sight
A solid second place overall for Jolanda Neff!
Anton Cooper moving fast out of the gate!
Anton had a mid-pack start, and was battling all day to move up
Climbs were short, but they hurt
The finish was a welcome relief to a long race and season
Time to clean the bikes, and head home. That's a wrap!
Keep in touch with the team in the off season as riders get ready for an action packed 2020!