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New podium for David Valero: third in Canada

from Spain David Valero finished third this Sunday in the eighth and final scoring event for the Mountain Biking Cross-Country World Cup (XCO), held in the Canadian city of Mont-Sainte-Anne. Valero, who signed his first win on the circuit seven days earlier in Snowshoe (United States) and won an Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo, finished third on one of the most technical tracks on the calendar, and did so at 1:44 minutes. did. Winner’s, French Titouan Carrod, who dominated the race from start to finish as the winner of the World Cup.

Carrod, 28, and second behind Valero in the snowshoe last week, took the lead from the start and didn’t give up the lead until the end. He finished very well with a time of 1:24:48. Seeing Carrod’s dominance, the excitement focused on the battle for the podium between Valero, the Swiss Nino shooter and Filippo Colombo and Belgian Pierre de Freudmont. Following the fall of Schurter, Olympic champion and ten-time world champion, at Rio 2016, it was Valero and Colombo who were left alone in the fight for second place, but it was the Helvetians in which they applied their power to end. Silver at 1:41 from Carod. The person from Granada was third at 1:44.

in the women’s race, Undisputed victory for the current Olympic champion, Swiss Jolanda Neff, with a 56-second margin over Austrian Mona Miterwallner and American Heli Batten, which ended in that order, but at the same time. This is the second win of the year for Neff, who has also won the Albstadt Test (Germany). The World Cup leader, Dutch Anne Terpstra, finished seventh in 3:24, but her lead chaser, Australian Rebecca McConnell, could have been only nineteenth in 8:22. Spanish Rocio García finished 17th at 7:23. The World Cup will end on 4 September in Val di Sol (Italy).

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