CANYON//SRAM Racing’s Pauline Ferrand-Prévot crashed out of the final cyclo-cross world cup of the season today in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. The newly crowned French cyclo-cross champion was taken to hospital following the crash but later cleared of any major injuries.
Ferrand-Prévot was caught behind early disruptions in the race allowing eventual winner and world champion Sanne Cant to go clear with Italian Eva Lechner already on the opening lap. Ferrand-Prévot used the second lap to break through the peloton, moving into the second chase group and later joining the first chase group just over a lap later.
It was on the fourth lap that Ferrand-Prévot struck trouble, crashing into Jolanda Neff on an off-camber descent. The duo were both forced to abandon the race.
“Before the crash I had a great feeling on my bike. I was trying and hoping to join the two leaders,” said Ferrand-Prévot. “I’m pleased I have no major injuries and I’ll use the next days to recover as best I can before the world championships.”
Ferrand-Prévot will next race the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships on Saturday 3 February in Valkenburg, Netherlands.