It was the UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup at the weekend where both downhill racing and cross-country action took place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Twenty-six-year-old Olympian, Annie Last, made history when she won the cross-country women’s elites category after a tough battle throughout the laps. Her win made her the first British woman to win the elite women’s race since Caroline Alexander took victory at St Wendel, Germany in 1997.
Starting off in 17th position, Annie shot up to 7th after the first lap and maintained a strong pace from the get-go. It wasn’t until the fifth lap where the British Olympian really put on the gas and made her winning move.
“I’ve had a tough couple of years, even to be racing at the front felt incredible. It’s not sunk in yet, unbelievable. I’m so happy,” – Annie Last, OMX Pro Team
In the other categories, Great Britain Cycling Team’s Evie Richards finished third in the women’s Under-23 cross-country category. Evie is currently the British champion and former under-23 world cyclocross champion.