World Cup Nove Mesto XCO #1

Trek Factory Racing XC battles in first World Cup

The first World Cup of the season is off and away! It was a battle for the top spots of the day, but both races saw big action, with new winners for men’s and women’s races, and Trek Factory Racing riders snagging good finishes.

Calm before the storm


Jolanda working to make a mark on the first XCO of the year

Emily pushing in full speed

Classic Nove Mesto conditions: moody rocks

In all, a solid day for the women;

Evie Richards in 8th

Jolanda Neff in 17th

Emily Batty in 28th

Hattie Harnden (U-23) in 4th

Evie enjoying her day in the number one plate

Anton Cooper preparing for the World Cup season with a World Class haircut

All power from Stephane

It was a pretty good race for me. I was in the lead group with five riders. But the last two laps was too hard for me. Legs were out and I lost a lot of place in the last lap. Not the result I expected but the shape is here. Another chance Sunday!
-Stephane Tempier-

All we can see is that mullet

"I was missing a little bit of spark on the first couple of laps but I felt very strong over the second half of the race and managed to move through the field well to take 7th. Now time to try recover and race well in round number 2!"
-Anton Cooper-

A solid race for Anton, climbing into the top-10

For the men, a good day out.

Anton Copper in 7th

Stephane Tempier in 13th.