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UCI MTB World Cup XCO: Simon Andreassen Sprints To Victory - In Pics

Cannondale Factory Racing rider Simon Andreassen scored his second UCI MTB World Cup XCO victory by out sprinting his rivals in a thrilling four-man race to the line at round two of the series in Araxá, Brazil. The Dane, 26, won his first XCO race in over three years following a close Elite Men’s race on the fast and spectacular circuit located in the famous spa town in Minas Gerais state. - After nine laps of close racing that eventually came down to a four-rider sprint for the line, the Danish rider beat Saturday’s XCC winner and current World Cup leader Victor Koretzky of France, his South African team-mate Alan Hatherly and Swiss Filippo Colombo by just one second after 1h 20m of racing. - The Danish former two-time junior XCO world champion won his first elite World Cup race in Nové Město, Czech Republic, in October 2020, but has been absent from the podium until scoring the win in Araxá, his second in the elite ranks. - The next stop on the 2024 UCI MTB World Cup calendar is the opening round of the downhill series in Fort William, Scotland, on May 3-5 while the cross-country series continues on May 24–26 in Nové Město, Czech Republic.

Simon Andreassen | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Simon Andreassen performs at UCI XCO World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 21, 2024

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Simon Andreassen
Simon Andreassen | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Simon Andreassen performs at UCI XCC World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 20, 2024

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Laura Stigger
Laura Stigger | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Laura Stigger performs at UCI XCC World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 20, 2024

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Vlad Dascalu
Vlad Dascalu | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Vlad Dascalu performs at UCI XCO World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 21, 2024

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Martin Vidaurre
Martin Vidaurre | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Martin Vidaurre performs at UCI XCC World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 20, 2024

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Martin Vidaurre
Martin Vidaurre | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Martin Vidaurre performs at UCI XCO World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 21, 2024

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Vlad Dascalu
Vlad Dascalu | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Vlad Dascalu performs at UCI XCC World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 20, 2024

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Yana Belomoina
Yana Belomoina | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Yana Belomoina performs at UCI XCC World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 20, 2024

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Kate Courtney
Kate Courtney | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Kate Courtney performs at UCI XCC World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 20, 2024

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Evie Richards
Evie Richards | Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Evie Richards performs at UCI XCO World Cup in Araxa, Brazil on April 21, 2024

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