The second XC World Cup of the year happened this past weekend in Albstadt. After an incredible performance in Brazil and the Short Track win on Friday Rebecca McConnell has taken her second World Cup win after a dominant performance. Leading from the start loop Rebecca McConnell controlled the front of the race for all of the five laps.
As if the racing couldn’t get any better we saw some incredible performances in the Elite Men’s race. Thomas Pidcock proved why he is the Olympic champion and possibly the future of the sport as he rode away from the likes of Nino Schurter and other top riders to take the lead on lap three and never saw any challenge for the rest of the race. Nino Schurter looked like he could make history today with a strong start but it would be second place for the Swiss rider at the end of the race. Vlad Dascalu secured another third place this year after having to pull into the pits mid-race with a broken saddle.
Check out the video highlights below from the Albstadt XC World Cup 2022.
Word of the day in Albstadt: ”Dominance”. It was Rebecca McConnell in the Women’s and Tom Pidcock in the Men’s field who established the latter over everyone today at the UCI MTB Cross-Country World Cup race in Germany. But was this a one-off or are they really in a league of their own at the moment? We’ll get an answer to this question very soon in Nove Mesto na Morave in Czech Republic 🇨🇿.RED BULL BIKE
Top 5 Women Albstadt XC World Cup:
Top 5 Men Albstadt XC World Cup:
1. Tom Pidcock: 1:18:42
2. Nino Schurter: +20
3. Vlad Dascalu: +21
4. Titouan Carod: +36
5. David Valero Serrano: +54
Racing weekends at the UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cups start with a full on & flat out short track race. 20 minutes of pure sprinting provide a spectacle second to none. Sit back, relax and enjoy the recap from XCC race in Albstadt, GermanyRED BULL BIKE