3x Gold at the XC World Championships 2023!

It came within two seconds of a clean sweep of the XCC and XCO gold medals for SR SUNTOUR, as Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Tom Pidcock had stellar performances in both events.

Unlike a World Cup race, grid positions are relegated by one’s UCI ranking at the World Championships, so the Short Track Cross Country race (XCC) wasn’t a requirement for either of the two Ineos Grenadiers riders to race in order to get a good start grid spot for the Olympic length Cross Country (XCO) World Championships. Regardless, both riders opted to test their mettle in the XCC event, with Ferrand Prevot, the reigning XCC World Champion, looking for a repeat and Pidcock just looking for opportunities to race his new SR SUNTOUR equipped Pinerello Dogma hardtail mountain bike. Ferrand Prevot easily won her event while Pidcock threaded his way through traffic to claim the bronze—a mere two seconds off the win.

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Photos Hoshi Yoshida