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The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano Chronicle

The sky of Lenzerheide
The sky of Lenzerheide

– What happened? –

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano moved from Andorra in the Pyrenees to Lenzerheide in the Swiss Alps for Round 5 of the downhill (DHI) and Round 4 of the cross-country Olympic (XCO). Lenzerheide will host the UCI World Championships next year.

On Saturday, Myriam Nicole (Commencal / Vallnord) and Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) became the first two-time winners this season in the downhill competition. Minnaar padded his lead in the Elite Men's standings, with the 21st UCI World Cup win of his career and his 75th UCI World Cup podium, while Myriam Nicole won her second straight World Cup to take over the lead in the Elite Women's competition from Australia's Tracey Hannah (Polygon UR).

On Sunday, Annie Last (OMX Pro Team) became the first British XCO winner in 20 years in the Elite Women's race, after a come-from-behind ride to beat Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Team Merida Gunn-Rita) and UCI World Cup leader Yana Belomoina (CST Sandd American Eagle MTB Racing Team). In the Elite Men's race, Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team) extended his perfect season with his fourth straight win, although 2012 Olympic Champion Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized) chased up through the field to finish only three seconds back.

  

All the results and rankings.

– What's next? –

Mont-Ste-Anne, CAN, DHI World Cup #6 / XCO #5 > August 5-6

- Photo of the week -

Finn Iles being a bit too confident during practices

– Focus On Myriam Nicole –

Myriam Nicole

French downhiller Myriam Nicole (Commencal / Vallnord) is having the best season of her career, after suffering numerous injuries over the past few years. Nicole, whose nickname is 'Pom Pom', won the last two rounds of the UCI World Cup, her first wins on the circuit since 2011. She has moved into the lead of the UCI World Cup standings with two rounds remaining.

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