Switzerland outrageously dominated the women’s mountain bike event at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, placing three representatives in the top three places.
Helvetic domination in the women’s mountainbike event on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics. Switzerland’s Jolanda Neff wins and leaves Izu with the gold medal. She is ahead of her compatriots Sina Frei and Linda Indergand. Belgium’s Githa Michiels did not finish the race.
Neff, 28, completed the 20.55 kilometers of the Izu forest course (southwest of Tokyo) in 1:15:46, 1:11 and 1:19 respectively, ahead of his top two chasers.
France’s Pauline Ferrand Prevot, European champion and world champion last year, thought for a moment to hold a medal, but it was gradually taken over by the Swiss before tumbling down the standings. Her compatriot Loana Lecomte took over this fourth position for a long time, but it was finally the young Hungarian Kata Vas (19) who finished, 4th at the foot of the podium at 2:09 behind Neff.
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