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VN news ticker: Ferrand-Prévot abandons ‘cross campaign, Red Bull partners Bora-Hansgrohe for scouting project

VN news ticker: Ferrand-Prévot abandons ‘cross campaign, Red Bull partners Bora-Hansgrohe for scouting project

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Don’t miss a moment from Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, to the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you join Outside+ . Pauline Ferrand-Prévot pulls plug on ‘cross campaign after recent injury

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot abandoned her cyclocross campaign, officials confirmed. The newly signed Ineos Grenadiers rider is struggling to shake an injury sustained at the Gavere World Cup on December 26 and looking to recover strong for her mountain bike ambitions in the spring.

Ferrand-Prévot dived back into cyclocross this winter for the first time since 2020 and was targeting a return to the ‘cross worlds in February as she kickstarts an ambitious multi-discipline program with Ineos Grenadiers.

“Obviously I would have loved to compete at the cyclocross world championships but my leg just hasn’t healed as quickly as we would have thought,” she said. “So I have taken the decision, along with my coach and the team, to concentrate on recovery so I can come out fit and strong for the start of the mountain bike season in April.”

Ferrand-Prévot became Ineos Grenadiers’ first female athlete off the back of a 2022 season that saw her score three MTB world titles and the rainbow bands at the inaugural gravel championships.

“Pauline can only look back on this last season and be really proud of what she has achieved,” said deputy team principal Rod Ellingworth. “She has been such a great addition to the team and we have all been impressed with her work ethic, attitude and […]

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