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MTB World Championships: Gaze and Ferrand-Prevot defend titles in XCC races

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Reigning mountain bike world champions in the short track cross-country discipline proved to be the best yet again, as Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) and Sam Gaze (New Zealand) repeated as world champions on Thursday. 

The intense 20 minutes for the men and women were contested on the rough terrain and steep slopes in Glentress Forest of Scotland’s Tweed Valley, with multiple laps of just under 1km for the XCC championships.

Sam Gaze wins XCC Men

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