Pauline Ferrand-Prévot won her sixth consecutive MTB XCO title today when she won the French national championships race in Alpe d’Heuz, France.
“It’s always important to me to defend my title. I woke up this morning and in some ways felt more pressure than if it was a World Cup. I knew if I finished second, it would be a bad result for me.” said Ferrand-Prévot after her race.
The 27-year-old Frenchwoman will now look to the final five weeks of the MTB season, keeping her eyes fixed firmly on her goals to win a World Cup in 2019.
“I did a top five in Les Gets World Cup, and my next goal is a top three in Val di Sole in two weeks time. Every week I’m feeling more and more in shape. I’m super happy because I have no pain in my leg anymore and I can say that my surgery was a success. I hope to be back at my best level in a few weeks time, ready for the MTB World Championships in Canada at the end of August,” added Ferrand-Prévot.