American Christopher Blevins Wins Inaugural Elite Men’s XCC World Championship at Val di Sole
Val di Sole, Italy—Thursday, August 26, 2021
(Christopher Blevins, posing with his hardtail bike a couple of years ago for MBA.)
America’s Christopher Blevins won the inaugural Elite Men’s Short Track (XCC) race at Val dI Sole, Italy today. The win will give Blevins first choice on choosing his position on the starting line in the full-length Cross-Country Olympic race this weekend.
(Christopher Blevins. Photo: MBA)
The last time an American Elite Male XC racer won a cross-country race at the World Championships was 1991, when John Tomac won the XC race at the World Championships, also in Italy.
Sina Frei of Switzerland won the Elite Women’s Short Track race today. The top American in that race was Haley Batten, who placed 15th. Haley won a Short Track race at one of the World Cup races earlier this year, as well as placing second at one of the World Cup XCO races this year.
America’s Kate Courtney was listed in the results as a “DNS” (did not start) at the World Championships today.
Both Blevins and Courtney picked up silver medals in the Team Relay race at the World Championships earlier this week, where America placed second in that competition.
ELITE MEN’S XCC RESULTS, 2021 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VAL DI SOLE, ITALY:
ELITE WOMEN’S XCC RESULTS, 2021 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VAL DI SOLE, ITALY: