Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (born 10 February 1992) is a French multi-discipline bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Elite Mountain Bike team Absolute–Absalon–BMC in cross-country cycling.[4] Ferrand-Prévot has also competed in road bicycle racing and cyclo-cross during her career,[5] winning the world title in each discipline. During the 2015 season, aged just 23, she became the first person ever – in the history of cycling – to simultaneously hold the World road title, World cyclo-cross title and World cross-country mountain bike title.[6]

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
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Ferrand-Prévot in 2011
Personal information
Full namePauline Ferrand-Prévot
NicknamePFP
Born (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 30)
Reims, France
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Team information
Current teamAbsolute–Absalon–BMC
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Mountain biking
  • Cyclo-cross
RoleRider
Rider type
  • All-rounder (road)
  • Cross-country (mountain biking)
Amateur teams
2009Team Scott–Valloire Galibier
2010AC Bazancourt–Reims
2011Lapierre International
Professional teams
2012–2016Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
2012→Rabobank–Giant Offroad Team
2013→Giant Pro XC Team
2017–2020Canyon–SRAM[2][3]
2021–Absolute–Absalon–BMC
Major wins
Cyclo-cross
World Championships (2015)
National Championships (2015, 2019)
Mountain Bike
World XCO Championships (2015, 2019, 2020)
World Marathon Championships (2019)
European XCO Championships (2020, 2021)
National XCO Championships (2014–2019)
Road

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (2014)
National Road Race Championships (2014–2015)
National Time Trial Championships (2012–2014)
La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (2014)
Medal record
Representing  France
Women's Road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Ponferrada Road race
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Ostende Junior Time Trial
Silver medal – second place 2010 Ankara Junior Road Race
Silver medal – second place 2010 Ankara Junior Time Trial
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Ostende Junior Road Race
Women's Mountain Bike
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Hafjell Team relay
Gold medal – first place 2015 Vallnord Cross-country
Gold medal – first place 2015 Vallnord Team relay
Gold medal – first place 2016 Nové Město Team relay
Gold medal – first place 2019 Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country
Gold medal – first place 2019 Grächen - St. Niklaus Marathon
Gold medal – first place 2020 Leogang Cross-Country
Silver medal – second place 2013 Pietermaritzburg Under-23 cross-country
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Champéry Under-23 cross-country
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Cairns Team relay
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Val di Sole Short Track
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2009 Zoetermeer Junior cross-country
Gold medal – first place 2014 St. Wendel Under-23 cross-country
Silver medal – second place 2018 Glasgow Cross-country
Women's Cyclo-cross
World Championships
Gold medal – first place Tábor 2015 Elite Women

Ferrand-Prévot is a six-time elite world champion and a thirteen-time elite national champion across the various disciplines in which she competes. She was the youngest competitor in the Women's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in which she finished eighth.[1]

CareerEdit

2009–2010: Triple Junior World ChampionEdit

In July 2009, Ferrand-Prévot took part in the European Road Championships as a first year junior, where she narrowly won the Junior European time trial title ahead of Ukrainian Hanna Solovey. Four days later she placed third in the road race. Later in the same month, she won the junior European cross country championships, taking her second European title in less than 10 days in two different disciplines. She then participated in the World Junior Championships, winning silver in the time trial behind Hanna Solovey. In late August Ferrand-Prévot won both National Road titles in the junior category. In September, she won her first world title at the World cross country championship, whilst in October, she won the junior Chrono des Nations.

Ferrand-Prévot began her 2010 season competing in cyclo-cross. For women, there is no junior category which meant that she had to compete with the elite athletes. She came eighth in the World Cyclo-cross championships, more than two minutes behind future teammate Marianne Vos. After the cyclo-cross season, she was victorious at the City of Pujols road race, one of the constituent rounds of the Coupe de France, and would go on to top the final ranking in the Coupe de France for juniors. Further, she won a stage of the Circuit de Borsele junior, finishing fourth overall. She competed in the junior mountain bike World Cup, winning the Offenburg round and finished second in the Houffalize round. In mid-July, at the European Championships, Ferrand-Prévot had to settle for silver in both the time trial and road race. Ferrand-Prévot then competed in the junior World road race Championships in Offida, Italy finishing second in the time trial. She retained her junior national road titles. In September she defended successfully the junior Mountain bike world championships in MTB at Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada, becoming the second rider after Nicole Cooke to hold both World Championship titles in the same year on the road and in mountain biking.

2011–2013: The first professional yearsEdit

Ferrand-Prévot began the 2011 season with a second place in the national cyclo-cross championships. In late January, she took eighth in the World Championship cyclo-cross. She was then selected to participate in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio for the French national road team, the first round of the 2011 UCI Women's Road World Cup achieving ninth place. After a fourth place in Halle-Buizingen, she finished seventh in the women's La Flèche Wallonne atop the Mur de Huy. In May, she went on to participate in two rounds of the UCI Under-23 MTB World Cup taking victory in both rounds. Ferrand-Prévot stated in mid-May that she would continue to ride in both disciplines for at least two more seasons. After a victory in the Coupe de France she participated in the two North American rounds of the Under-23 MTB World Cup winning both rounds again.

In July one year ahead of the London Olympics, she finished fifth in the pre-Olympic race. She then abandoned the MTB European championship. In August, after taking second place in the Val di Sole round of the Under-23 MTB World cup, she was crowned the overall winner. In November Ferrand-Prévot won the bronze medal at the European Cyclo-cross championships. In late November, Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team announced they had signed her for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

In April 2012, Ferrand-Prévot achieved her first podium in the MTB World Cup, during the second round in Houffalize. She was then selected for the Olympic Mountain bike test event. In June, at Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, she won her first elite national time trial championship, completing the 26.8-kilometre (16.7-mile) loop in 36 minutes and 55 seconds, beating Audrey Cordon-Ragot by 17 seconds. She also won the Under-23 title. In July, she finished fourth in the elite national Mountain Bike championships but won the Under-23 title.

2014: The career yearEdit

 
Ferrand-Prévot at the 2014 Cyclo-Cross international de Dijon wearing the French national champions kit.

Early in the season, Ferrand-Prévot won her first elite national cyclo-cross title. In late March, she finished fifth at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio. In April she won the La Flèche Wallonne Féminine ahead of Lizzie Armitstead and Elisa Longo Borghini. In July, Ferrand-Prévot came second in the Giro Rosa just 15 seconds behind teammate Marianne Vos becoming the second French woman to reach the podium of the Giro Rosa after the Catherine Marsal victory in 1990. She later took the overall victory at the Emakumeen Euskal Bira, her first stage race win, while collecting two stage wins.

In July, Ferrand-Prévot became the first French cyclist to accumulate four national titles in a single season (road race, time trial, cyclo-cross and mountain bike). She also recorded two wins in the elite Mountain Bike World Cup and finally finished tenth overall in the Mountain Bike World Cup. After taking victory at the Under-23 European Cross-Country Championships, she won her first world title in the mixed relay.

Late in the road season, Ferrand-Prévot took part in the Grand Prix de Plouay, last round of the Road World Cup, taking 3rd place. She later finished sixth overall in the competition. In September, 19 years after Jeannie Longo won the fabled rainbow jersey, she became World Road Race champion in Ponferrada, Spain. Later in the season, she finished second in the Vélo d'or Français behind Jean-Christophe Péraud and ahead of track World Champion François Pervis. Ferrand-Prévot was also selected "international cyclist of the year" by the American publication VeloNews.

2015: World champion in cyclo-cross and cross-countryEdit

 
Ferrand-Prévot at the 2015 La Course by Le Tour de France.

Ferrand-Prévot started the season off with retaining her national cyclo-cross championship. A week of ahead of the cyclo-cross world championships, she finished on the podium in the final race of the cyclo-cross World Cup in Hoogerheide. In January, she won the Cyclo-cross world title, ahead of Sanne Cant and seven-time champion Marianne Vos. She finished runner-up at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio behind Lizzie Armitstead. In June, Ferrand-Prévot announced she had been suffering from sciatica which had ruined the start of her season. She returned to competition in the French national road race championships retaining her road title but only finishing third in the time trial. At the Giro Rosa, she finished ninth in the prologue but lost nearly two minutes on the leaders after the second stage. Winner of Stage 5 at Aprica, she finished 6th overall.

In August, Ferrand-Prévot started her mountain bike season with the goal of achieving a third world title in three different disciplines. She finished third in the Mont-Sainte-Anne round of World Cup and won the Windham round by more than a minute. On the road, she suffered a fall in the last kilometer of La Course by Le Tour de France as she did in 2014, but then went on to come third again at the Grand Prix de Plouay.

In the World mountain biking championship, she retained her mixed relay title (with Jordan Sarrou, Anthony Phillip and Victor Koretzky) and then added the World cross-country title.

In late November 2015 Ferrand-Prévot acquired a tibial plateau fracture during training, forcing her to refrain from racing for at least six weeks and miss most of the 2015–2016 cyclocross season.[7]

2016Edit

 
Ferrand-Prévot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Ferrand-Prévot endured a difficult 2016 season. She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, however she only finished 24th in the road race and abandoned the cross-country mountain bike race due to struggling with the effects of the tibial fracture she had sustained during the winter. She subsequently ended her season after the Games. In September 2016, after five years with the Rabobank team it was announced that Ferrand-Prévot would join Canyon–SRAM for the 2017 season.[8]

2018Edit

She was on the start list of the Cross Country European Championships in Glasgow and finished 2nd behind Jolanda Neff.

Personal lifeEdit

Ferrand-Prévot comes from a cycling family; her uncle Ludovic Dubau was 1994 French champion in cross-country mountain biking[9] and competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

RoadEdit

2009
UEC European Junior Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd   Road race
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
UCI Juniors World Championships
2nd   Road race
2nd   Time trial
2010
UCI Juniors Road World Championships
1st   Road race
2nd   Time trial
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
UEC European Junior Road Championships
2nd   Road race
2nd   Time trial
2011
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Halle-Buizingen
5th Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
5th Grand Prix Nicolas Frantz
7th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
9th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
2012
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Sprints classification Holland Ladies Tour
2nd Omloop van het Hageland
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
7th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
7th 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg
8th Overall Festival Luxembourgeois Elsy Jacobs
8th Road race, Olympic Games
10th Ronde van Drenthe
10th Holland Hills Classic
2013
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Dwars door de Westhoek
4th Grand Prix Leende
8th Overall La Route de France
1st   Young rider classification
2014
1st   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2nd Overall Giro Rosa
1st   Young rider classification
3rd GP de Plouay
5th Overall Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Young rider classification
5th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
6th EPZ Omloop van Borsele
2015
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
3rd GP de Plouay
5th Overall Festival Luxembourgeois Elsy Jacobs
6th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 5
7th Tour of Flanders for Women
8th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2016
4th Pajot Hills Classic
8th Tour of Flanders for Women
2017
2nd GP de Plouay – Bretagne
8th Amstel Gold Race
2018
6th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th Overall Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
9th Overall The Women's Tour

Cyclo-crossEdit

2009–2010
Coupe de France
2nd Saint-Quentin
3rd Besançon
3rd National Championships
2010–2011
2nd National Championships
Coupe de France
2nd Saint-Jean-de-Monts
3rd Saverne
3rd Miramas
2011–2012
1st Overall Coupe la France
1st Rodez
2nd Lignières-en-Berry
3rd Besançon
2nd National Championships
Superprestige
2nd Bollekescross
3rd   UEC European Championships
2012–2013
1st Overall Coupe de France
1st Pontchâtea
2nd Besançon
2nd National Championships
2013–2014
1st   National Championships
Coupe de France
1st Flamanville
2nd Cyclo-cross Kalmthout
2014–2015
1st   UCI World Championships
1st   National Championships
Superprestige
2nd Superprestige Diegem
2nd Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse
2nd Grand Prix van Hasselt
UCI World Cup
3rd Grand Prix Eric De Vlaeminck
3rd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
2017–2018
1st   National Championships
1st Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse
Superprestige
2nd Superprestige Diegem
UCI World Cup
3rd Grand Prix Nommay

Mountain-bikeEdit

2009
1st   UCI World Junior XCO Championships
1st   UEC European Junior XCO Championships
3rd National Junior XCO Championships
2010
1st   UCI World Junior XCO Championships
UCI Junior XCO World Cup
1st Offenburg
2nd Houffalize
2011
1st   Overall UCI Under-23 XCO World Cup
1st Dalby Forest
1st Offenburg
1st Mont-Sainte-Anne
1st Windham
2nd Val di Sole
3rd Nové Město
3rd   UCI World Under-23 XCO Championships
2012
1st   National Under-23 XCO Championships
2013
1st   National Under-23 XCO Championships
1st Saint-Pompon
2nd   UCI World Under-23 XCO Championships
2nd National XCO Championships
2014
1st   UCI World Team Relay Championships
1st   UEC European Under-23 XCO Championships
1st   National XCO Championships
1st   National Under-23 XCO Championships
1st Lons-le-Saunier
10th Overall UCI XCO World Cup
1st Nové Město
1st Albstadt
3rd Méribel
2015
1st   UCI World XCO Championships
1st   UCI World Team Relay Championships
1st   National XCO Championships
9th Overall UCI XCO World Cup
1st Windham
3rd Nové Město
3rd Mont-Sainte-Anne
1st Saint-Pompon
2016
1st   UCI World Team Relay Championships
1st   National XCO Championships
2017
1st   National XCO Championships
1st Roc d'Azur[10]
UCI XCO World Cup
2nd Mont-Sainte-Anne
3rd   UCI World XCO Championships
3rd   UCI World Team Relay Championships
2018
1st   National XCO Championships
2nd   UEC European XCO Championships
UCI XCC World Cup
2nd Nové Město
7th Overall UCI XCO World Cup
2nd Stellenbosch
3rd Nové Město
2019
1st   UCI World XCO Championships
1st   UCI World Marathon Championships
1st   National XCO Championships
Internazionali d’Italia Series
2nd La Thuile
3rd Overall UCI XCO World Cup
1st Val di Sole
1st Snowshoe
3rd Lenzerheide
3rd Overall UCI XCC World Cup
1st Lenzerheide
2nd Les Gets
2nd Snowshoe
3rd Val di Sole
French Cup
3rd Jeumont
Swiss Bike Cup
3rd Leukerbad
2020
1st   UCI World XCO Championships
1st   UEC European XCO Championships
UCI XCO World Cup
1st Nové Město #2
3rd Nové Město #1
UCI XCC World Cup
2nd Nové Město #1
2nd Nové Město #2
2021
1st   UEC European XCO Championships
UCI XCC World Cup
1st Albstadt
1st Les Gets
2nd National XCO Championships
French Cup
2nd Lons-le-Saunier
Internazionali d’Italia Series
2nd Nalles
3rd   UCI World XCC Championships
Swiss Bike Cup
3rd Leukerbad
2022
UCI XCC World Cup
1st Petropolis
2nd Albstadt

AwardsEdit

  • Velo magazine – International Cyclist of the year: 2014[11]
  • French Sportsperson of the Year: 2014[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athlete profile". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Our full roster for 2019!". Canyon–SRAM. Lauke Pro Radsport GmbH. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (6 December 2019). "Canyon-SRAM confirm 15 returning riders in 2020". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ Simonovich, Ryan; Frattini, Kirsten (8 January 2021). "Pauline Ferrand-Prévot joins Absolute Absalon–BMC". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  5. ^ Pauline Ferrand-Prévot at Cycling Archives
  6. ^ Reynolds, Tom (24 September 2015). "Pauline Ferrand-Prevot: Why French star may be greatest cyclist". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Ferrand-Prevot ruled out of cyclo-cross season after training crash". Cycling News. 26 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Pauline Ferrand-Prevot signs for Canyon SRAM". cyclingnews.com. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Les petites histoires du cyclo-cross français". La Gazette Des Sports. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  10. ^ "VTT: triplé des Françaises au Roc d'Azur" [MTB: trio of Frenchwomen at Roc d'Azur]. Libération (in French). 8 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  11. ^ "2014 International Cyclist of the Year: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot". VeloNews.com.
  12. ^ "Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Eddy Merckx honoured in Paris". The Bike Comes First.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by French Sportswoman of the Year
2014, 2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by French Sportswoman of the Year
2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent