The French star's road to Tokyo will require a detour after a painful condition has kicked up again, requiring new surgery
Pauline Ferrand-Prévot will scale back her racing program on the road in order to focus on mountain biking and cyclocross.
Prior to this past weekend's World Cup finals in Snowshoe, West Virginia, the United States hadn't hosted a stop on off-road cycling's premier series since 2015. The sport's top riders descended on Snowshoe to contest the series finals, and they were greeted by a fast and technical course. American riders shone throughout the weekend, with Kate Courtney winning the elite women's overall. Photographer Don Karle was there to capture the action.
Pauline Ferrand-Prévot overcame an early crash to win the UCI cross-country mountain bike title at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot was untouchable back in 2014 and 2015, but since then a mysterious ailment has held her back.
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot escaped serious injury after she crashed heavily while battling for the podium on Sunday in Hoogerheide.
The multi-discipline world champion departs Rabo – Liv for the German squad with a colorful kit.