2021 Men’s XC Short Track World Cup Photos and Results from West Virginia

A surprise fan favorite emerged at the final World Cup cross-country short track mountain bike race of the 2021 season.
Jordan Sarrou of France leads the men’s race out of the starting chute.

It was a tight race for second place at the final men’s cross-country short track mountain bike race of the 2021 season in Snowshoe, West Virginia this weekend.

The sun was out for parts of the short race, with fog and rain clouds closing in just before the mountaintop finish. Ondrej Cink can’t keep his front wheel on the ground as he powers up this short climb, with three of the eventual top four finishers close behind.
Victor Koretzky looked calm and in control for much of the race.
The racers crest the steepest climb on the course.
Ryan Standish, also known as “jorts guy,” raced in cut-off jeans on Friday. He wore a different pair of jorts in Sunday’s race, cementing his status as a fan favorite.
Marc Andre Fortier of Canada uses this switchback to sneak a peek at the riders behind him.
Christopher Blevins was one to watch in the XCC race, and would eventually go on to win the World Cup XCO race on Sunday, the first American to do so since the 1990s. He finished fourth in Friday’s short track race to earn a front row starting position in Sunday’s race.
Wish American Ryan Standish finishing dead last, jorts-maker Handup was the real winner. Standish did get all the free beer he could drink throughout the weekend.


  1. Victor Koretzky
  2. Henrique Avancini
  3. Filippo Colombo
  4. Christopher Blevins
  5. Mathias Flückiger

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