Pauline Ferrand-Prévot plans to ride Koppenbergcross in the run-up to CX European Championship

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

She’s had a super strong season on the mountain bike, with 3 world championships in the discipline and another in the first UCI gravel world championships. Now it’s cyclocross season, and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot has her eyes set on another title – the European Championships in Namur this November. It would be a first European cyclocross title for the French rider.

With that in mind, she is down to race the infamous Koppenbergcross according to the race organisation. That race, based outside of Oudenaarde, is due to be held on Tuesday 1st November and forms part of the Soudal Ladies Trophy. Just 4 days later, the women’s European Championships will be held.

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is already a previous world champion in cyclocross, winning in Tabor in 2015, shortly after becoming the road world champion in 2014. She’s got a palmares that as well rounded as Marianne Vos, except maybe fewer multiple victories than the Dutch rider. We may see her racing the CX Worlds in Hoogerheide this winter as well.

She recently confirmed she had been recruited by Ineos Grenadiers for their off-road team, joining the likes of men’s cyclocross world champion Tom Pidcock. Like the British rider, she will wear their jersey in mountain biking and more heading towards the Olympics in Paris in 2024.