The French rider of Team KMC-Orbea achieved a spectacular victory in the Elite Men’s category and now leads the XCO World Cup overall standings.

The Cross-Country World Cup 2021 couldn’t have got off to a better start for the brake components brand Galfer Bike, thanks to Victor Koretzky’s win in the opening race in Albstadt (Germany). The French rider managed to overtake Nino Schurter on the last lap and claimed the final sprint, which gave him the first victory of his career in the Elite Men’s category. Victor played his cards right and opted for a rigid bike (Orbea Alma) fitted with ø160mm Disc Wave® DB102W brake discs and Red Advanced G1851 brake pads.

In the Short Track race on Friday, Koretzky took an excellent second place, beating Schurter again in a tight finish. Koretzky’s win is also the first-ever win for KMC-Orbea in the top category, and both Koretzky and the team now lead the overall standings of the XCO World Cup.

Other notable results from Galfer Bike riders were: Thomas Litscher (KMC-Orbea) 12th, Milan Vader (KMC-Orbea) 25th, David Valero (BH-Templo) 28th and Pablo Rodríguez (BH-Templo) 38th.

In the Elite Women’s category, Rocío del Alba (BH-Templo), the only Galfer Bike rider in Germany, finished in 17th position in a contested race that showed a great improvement in her performance.

The next round of the XCO World Cup will be held in Nové Město (Czech Republic) from 14 to 16 May.