UCI Mountain Bike World Cup | XCO
11th July 2017
There was high drama in Lenzerheide round four of UCI XCO World Cup.
Great Britain’s Annie Last and Switzerland’s Nino Schurter both won their respective races at round four of the UCI XCO World Cup in front of a capacity crowd.
Last said, “I have had a tough couple of years, so even to be racing at the front felt incredible. It has not sunk in yet. Unbelievable, so happy.”
The elite men’s race got underway shortly after thunder and torrential rain had further ravaged the track with home favourite Schurter under the biggest pressure.
Schurter said, “It is amazing to win back home with so many people cheering for me. I didn’t have the best feeling at the beginning. Super slippery and I didn’t have the best tyres on.
“I saw Jaroslav coming second last lap and I was lucky that it was one lap shorter than it was supposed to be.”
The series moves next to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada for the penultimate round on August 5-6.