The results came from the last race of the 2019 World Cup and Snowshoe offered another day of thrilling races with both races crashing into breathtaking sprints.
9:20 PDT Elite women are out! With only 20 points between Jolanda Neff and Kate Courtney, we are guaranteed a great fight for the total.
9:21 PDT Jolanda Neff immediately takes the lead, apparently ready to fight for the final after a disappointing XCC race on Friday.
9:23 PDT They are Jolanda and Kate right in front as they enter the first technical section.
9:32 PDT Incredibly there is still a group of eight riders together as they cross the line after the first lap. The race could not be closer at this time.
9:34 PDT Neff is retreating, falling from the back of the main group. This is not what he wants.
9:34 PDT He seems to be really struggling, hopefully, he can find some rhythm and get back on the front line.
9:37 PDT Kate Courtney is pushing hard in the front, it seems she has returned to her early-season form.
9:39 PDT Jolanda Neff is now almost a minute behind Courtney in the 18th.
9:43 PDT The five best Elite women after the second round: 1st. Annie Last // 2nd. Kate Courtney // 3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 4th. Anne Terpstra // 5th. Jenny Rissveds //
9:49 PDT Annie Last is making a great race, currently leading the group of seven riders in the lead.
9:50 PDT The five best Elite women after the third round: 1st. Jenny Rissveds // 2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 3rd. Anne Terpstra // 4th. Rebecca Mcconnell // 5th. Annie Last //
9:56 PDT Kate Courtney is now struggling with the pace of the leading group, the title could be that of Jolanda Neff if she could find some speed. But the longer Neff leaves a possible attack, the less likely he is to reach them.
9:59 PDT Courtney is now back with the main group. Neff is now 01:28 behind the front pilots, an effort will be needed to fill this gap.
10:04 PDT Annie Last seems to be sticking to the front, Kate Courtney is leaving the lead group again.
10:06 PDT The five best Elite women after the fourth round: 1st. Annie Last // 2nd. Anne Terpstra // 3rd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 4th. Jenny Rissveds // 5th. Rebecca Mcconnell //
10:09 PDT Anne Terpstra is now in the lead and pulled out about five seconds from Annie Last and the leading group.
10:10 PDT In the fight for General Jolanda Neff is 13th but with Kate Courtney at 7th the title would have gone to the Americans, but not by much.
10:13 PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot has captured Anne Terpstra and the couple now lead Rissveds and Last by almost ten seconds.
10:16 PDT The five best Elite women after the fifth round: 1st. Anne Terpstra // 2nd. Pauline Ferrand Prevot // 3rd. Jenny Rissveds // 4th. Annie Last // 5th. Chloe Woodruff //
10:17 am PDT When the drivers crossed the finish line after the fifth lap, it seems that Kate Courtney is approaching the fifth and sixth riders; Chloe Woodruff and Rebecca Mcconnell.
10:19 PDT Courtney is in fifth place, it seems to have recovered from the fast pace of the first three laps.
10:22 am PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot launched an attack on the front, only Terpstra and Rissveds can go with her. Annie Last is abandoning the first three pilots.
10:25 PDT Rebecca Mcconnell took fifth place with Kate Courtney and Chloe Woodruff battling for the 6th and 7th.
10:27 PDT Anne Terpstra crosses the line and on the final lap with an advantage of eight seconds on the new world champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot. It looks like a disaster for Jenny Rissveds with a back plate as she arrives at the end of the sixth lap.
10:29 am PDT Incredible driving from Rissveds while tackling some slow and dusty climbs with a flat rear tire.
10:31 PDT Rissveds is back in the race after arriving in the technological area. He is still doing well in 7th position.
10:32 PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot seems to be approaching Terpstra, the gap seems rather small as they head towards the second half of the final lap.
10:35 am PDT Jolanda Neff is still in 11th place, it seems that today Kate Courtney will conquer the 2019 general title.
10:36 PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot bridged the gap with Terpstra. We could look at a sprint finish.
10:37 PDT Who arrives first between Terpstra and Ferrand Prevot will occupy third place in the general classification.
10:37 PDT Ferrand Prevot takes the lead, how will Terpstra respond?
10:38 PDT Pauline Ferrand Prevot wins the victory only a week after becoming the world champion!
10:40 am PDT Kate Courtney cuts the fifth line and secures the general title.
11:50 PDT The last race of the 2019 World Cup is now underway with Henrique Avancini in the lead.
11:56 PDT The riders are still grouped in the front with 25 seconds that separate the first 30.
12:00 pm PDT The pilots are very tactical with Nino Schurter who almost stops on the side of the track to convince someone else to take command of the race.
12:01 PDT Two Brazilians currently lead the race with Henrique Avancini and Luiz Henrique Cocuzzi at the front.
12:03 PDT Ondrej Cink is in the tech zone with a puncture, he's been there for quite a while and doesn't seem to be happy to lose so many places.
12:07 PDT When we reach the end of the lap two riders are still full of less than 20 seconds separating the first 30. We have not seen anything like this for a while.
12:10 PDT Nino Schurter is in second place, but no pilot seems ready to launch an attack.
12:20 PDT The first five Elite Men after the third lap: 1st. Luca Braidot // 2nd. Jordan Sarrou // 3rd. Victor Koretzky // 4th. Henrique Avancini // 5th. Nino Schurter //
12:26 PDT We are now over half and the first 30 drivers are still 20 seconds behind the leader.
12:28 PDT Henrique Avancini is attacking! Only Nino Schurter managed to stay with him.
12:30 PDT The first five Elite men after the fourth lap: 1st. Henrique Avancini // 2nd. Nino Schurter // 3rd. Lars Forster // 4th. Nadir Colledani // 5th. Sebastian Fini Carstensen //
12:34 PDT Avancini and Schurter seem to move away from the hunting group. They have a gap of eight seconds at this point.
12:37 PDT The gap is increased to 20 seconds and the pursuit group is gathering more riders. There are ten cyclists in the group.
12:39 PDT Nino Schurter has a flat tire!
12:40 PDT First five Elite men after the fifth lap: 1st. Henrique Avancini // 2nd. Nino Schurter // 3rd. Maxime Marotte // 4th. Victor Koretzky // 5th. Lars Forster //
12:40 PDT Schurter loses about 25 seconds and joins the hunting group. Can Henrique Avancini keep the lead?
12:41 PDT It looks like a front tire for Sebastian Fini Carstensen.
12:43 PDT Another tire on the ground for Ondrej Cink, what a horrible end to the season for Cink.
12:43 PDT Nino Schurter leads the hunting group in hunting for Avancini.
12:49 PDT The first five Elite Men after the sixth round: 1st. Henrique Avancini // 2nd. Lars Forster // 3rd. Nino Schurter // 4th. Manuel Fumic // 5th. Victor Koretzky //
12:50 PDT The gap closed at just 11 seconds, it looks like we might be looking for another exciting end to today's races.
12:55 PDT Nino Schurter has bridged the gap with Avancini.
12:58 PDT First five Elite men after the seventh lap: 1st. Henrique Avancini // 2nd. Nino Schurter // 3rd. Lars Forster // 4th. Manuel Fumic // 5th. Stephane Tempier //
13:02 PDT Stephane Tempier now comes to the fore and launches an attack.
13:06 PDT Now it's a group of seven runners in the front, if they can't split we could be in an incredible sprint.
13:07 PDT The first five elite men enter the final round: 1st. Stephane Tempier // 2nd. Nino Schurter // 3rd. Manuel Fumic // 4th. Henrique Avancini // 5th. Lars Forster //
13:08 PDT Great accident of Manuel Fumic as he runs off and hits the barriers. He is back on his feet and rides and seems to be fine.
13:09 PDT Schurter has launched a direct attack, only Lars Forster can keep up with him.
13:15 PDT Lars Forster takes the lead in the large rock garden!
13:15 PDT Nino Schurter has no answer, Forster made an incredible move here.
13:16 PDT Forster wins his first ever World Cup win.