Gallery: XC team takes on Andorra

Podiums at the high altitude World Cup Andorra

It was a weekend to remember for the Trek Factory Racing XC team, with a win on Friday’s short track event and a bevy of top-10s on Sunday’s main event. Andorra’s hot and high altitude conditions are always an immense challenge to riders, and the 2019 edition was no different. At the end of the weekend it would be a win in the womens Short track with Jolanda Neff along with a ninth for Emily Batty and a ninth for Anton Cooper. For the main events a second place in the U-23 womens race with Evie Richards, a second place in the womens elite race with Jolanda Neff along with 26th for Emily Batty, and a seventh for Anton Cooper in the mens elite.

The good folks at RockShox were on hand all weekend to help with shock tuning

Short track event prep brings out the fans

Pre-ride for such a fast and violent effort is vital. Emily's practice would pay off with a 9th place

Short track race time

Things worked out well for Jolanda

Anton would have an excellent race to finish in 9th

The conditions in Andorra meant lots of bike maintenance

A little 4th of July cheer for those looking to take part

Race day came up fast, and it was to be a hard one

Evie Richards up first

The good part of racing in the AM is great light!

After a difficult recover from injury, the second place finish for Evie was more than appreciated

This is what racing at elevation looks like

Elite women were up next!

If you are going to warm up, be sure to do it with dramatic light

The race kicks off with brutal and steep climbs

Followed up some equally steep descents

Jolanda had a steady start, and then began fighting her way through the field

Eventually Jolanda would come together with Anne Terpstra, and fight till the last lap

A second place finish for Jolanda on the day

Anton Cooper to start line

Absolutely brutal starts

Anton found himself in a similar position as Jolanda, and began his long fight towards the front

Hard work and steady pace saw Anton move through a number of riders on his way to an awesome seventh place finish

At only 53 seconds down on the winner, Anton played his hand beautifully

The squad now heads to Les Gets, France, where they will take on the next round of the World Cup this Sunday. Stay tuned!