Limited visibility, moisture in the air and with the Cross-Country course as challenging as it has been all week, the stage was set for an epic day of World Championship XCO racing in Leogang, Austria, with three races throughout the day; the U23 Women, the Women Elite and Men Elite.
A foggy morning made way for a sunny afternoon. With Downhill training starting early, riders struggled to spot the right lines in the lower, new section of the Speedster, a section that would prove to be decisive during qualifications for both Juniors and Elite riders.
Die französische Cross Country-Mixed Staffel sicherte sich zum Auftakt der UCI Mountainbike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz in Saalfelden Leogang den fünften Weltmeistertitel im Team-Bewerb, den ersten seit 2016.
Der Brite Thomas Pidcock und die Französin Melanie Pugin sicherten sich die Medaillen im E-MTB Cross Country Rennen der UCI Mountainbike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz in Saalfelden Leogang.