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Rebecca McConnell takes career-first World Cup win

Rebecca McConnell takes career-first World Cup win

First Australian win a cross country race since 2013 Photo by: Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool After years of near wins and second places, including…

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First Australian win a cross country race since 2013

Photo by: Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool

After years of near wins and second places, including a devastating flat tire while leading last year’s XCO finals in Snowshoe, W.VA, Rebecca McConnell landed her first World Cup win on Sunday.

To do so, the Australian had to reign in an attack from 2021’s most dominant rider, Loana Lecomte. The rumble in the jungle delivered a thrilling tactical battle, and a dramatic start to the 2022 World Cup season. Canadians in Brazil

Jenn Jackson (Canyon MTB Racing) leads the Canadian women in Petrópolis. She set fast lap times mid-race, working up to 20th by mid-race before finishing 27th, one spot ahead of U.S. World Cup winner Haley Batten. Jackson’s teammate Laurie Arseneault (Canyon MTB Racing) follows close behind in 33rd. Cindy Montambault has a solid race in 38th. Maghalie Rochette (Specialized) is 39th in her first elite mountain bike World Cup in years. Loana Lecomte leaps off one of Brazil’s technical rock features. Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool Lecomte leads off the line

2021’s breakout star and World Cup winner, Loana Lecomte immediately jumped out in front of the women’s elite race. In what looked like it would be a repeat of her race plan from last year, the French national champion quickly opened up a substantial gap to her closest competitor and continued to extend her lead for the first half of the six-lap race. With Trek Factory […]

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