Pauline Ferrand-Prévot will race the next UCI MTB World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada on Sunday 6 August. One of the oldest races on the MTB international calendar, it’s the only time this season that the World Cup series goes outside of Europe.
Ferrand-Prévot, who missed a medal at last weekend’s MTB European Championships in Boario, Italy due to a puncture on the last lap, says she’s looking forward to the race in Quebec this weekend.
“I’m in good shape. I was disappointed after Europeans because a good result was possible. But I know how good the legs were and I hope I can do well on Sunday,” said Ferrand-Prévot.
“I’m really happy to be back racing in Canada. I’ve had a lot of success at Mont-Sainte-Anne and many nice memories. I won the Junior World Championships here in 2010, the U23 World Cup in 2011 and in 2015 I finished third in the elite race.”
Sunday’s course stretches over 4.3km and will include a rock garden and as well a pump track. The elite women’s World Cup XCO race starts at 12:15 local time (EDT) | 18:15 (CEST). The race can be watched live on Red Bull TV.
“The Mont-Sainte-Anne course has everything: a natural part in the downhill and uphill, a rocky section, a wood section. It tests every strength of a rider. On top of that the Canadian public and fans are amazing!” added Ferrand-Prévot.