Jolanda Neff breaks hand in crash at Leogang World Cup but finishes fourth

Jolanda Neff breaks hand in crash at Leogang World Cup but finishes fourth



Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory Racing) managed to take fourth place at the Leogang World Cup cross-country mountain bike race, despite finishing it with a broken hand after crashing heavily while on the charge near the end of the second last lap. 

Neff had been ensconced in the lead chase group with Pauline Ferrand Prévot (Absolute-Absalon-BMC), Laura Stigger (Specialized) and Jenny Rissveds (Sweden) during the fourth lap of five – behind race leader and ultimate winner Loana Lecomte (Massi) – but then Neff began opening up the gap, quickly pulling out 15 seconds.  After a lean 2020, it looked like Neff was working back towards the form and results she had been delivering before being disrupted by a serious crash at the end of 2019. The short track race at Leogang in the days before was the first time she’d been on a World Cup podium since.





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