Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot 11645 (cropped).JPG
Ferrand-Prévot in 2011
Personal information
Full namePauline Ferrand-Prévot
NicknamePFP
Born (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 27)
Reims, France
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Team information
Current teamCanyon–SRAM
Discipline
  • Road
  • Cross-country MTB
  • Cyclo-cross
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2009Team Scott–Valloire Galibier
2010AC Bazancourt–Reims
2011Lapierre International
Professional team(s)
2012–2016Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
2012→Rabobank–Giant Offroad Team
2013→Giant Pro XC Team
2017–Canyon–SRAM
Major wins
World Cup races
La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (2014)

One day races

World Road Race Championships (2014)
National Road Race Championships (2014–2015)
National Time Trial Championships (2012–2014)

Stage races

Emakumeen Euskal Bira (2014)

Other

National Cyclo-cross Championships (2014–2015, 2018)
World Cyclo-cross Championships (2015)
World MTB XCO Elite Champion (2015)

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (born 10 February 1992) is a French multi-discipline bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Canyon–SRAM,[2] in road, cyclo-cross and cross-country mountain biking.[3] 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 mountain bike title.[4]

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]

Career[edit]

2009–2010: Triple Junior World Champion[edit]

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 years[edit]

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 when 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 year[edit]

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-country[edit]

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.[5]

2016[edit]

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.[6]

2018[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Ferrand-Prévot comes from a cycling family; her uncle Ludovic Dubau was 1994 French champion in cross-country mountain biking[7] and competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Road[edit]

2009
UEC European Junior Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Time trial
3rd Road race
National Junior Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial
UCI World Junior Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2010
UCI World Junior Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race
2nd Time trial
National Junior Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial
UEC European Junior 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
National Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Time trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Sprints classification Holland Ladies Tour
2nd Omloop van het Hageland
4th Team time trial, UCI World Championships
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
7th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
7th 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg
8th Overall Festival Luxembourgeois Elsy Jacobs
8th Olympic Games Road Race
10th Ronde van Drenthe
2013
National Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Time trial
6th Road race
2nd Team time trial, UCI World Championships
3rd Dwars door de Westhoek
4th GP Leende
8th Overall La Route de France
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2014
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI World Championships
National Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 road race
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Time trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2nd Overall Giro Rosa
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider lassification
3rd GP de Plouay
5th Overall FLdC Elsy Jacobs
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th Trofeo Alfredo Binda — Comune di Cittiglio
2015
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 5 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda
3rd GP de Plouay
4th Overall Festival Luxembourgeois Elsy Jacobs[8]
8th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine[9]
2017
2nd GP de Plouay
8th Amstel Gold Race

Cyclo-cross[edit]

2008–2009
2nd Saint-Quentin
3rd Besançon
2009–2010
2nd Saint-Jean-de-Monts
3rd National Championships
3rd Saverne
3rd Miramas
8th UCI World Championships
2010–2011
2nd National Championships
2nd Lignières-en-Berry
2nd Hamme-Zogge
3rd Besançon
8th UCI World Championships
10th UEC European Championships
2011–2012
1st Overall Challenge la France
1st Rodez
2nd National Championships
2nd Besançon
3rd UEC European Championships
2012–2013
1st Pontchâteau
2nd National Championships
2nd Kalmthout
2013–2014
1st MaillotFra.PNG National Championships
1st Flamanville
2014–2015
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG National Championships
1st Lanarvily
2017–2018
1st MaillotFra.PNG National Championships

Mountain-bike[edit]

2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Cross-country, UCI World Junior Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Cross-country, UEC European Junior Championships
3rd Cross-country, National Junior Championships
2010
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Cross-country, UCI World Junior Championships
UCI Junior Cross-country World Cup
1st Offenburg
2nd Houffalize
2011
1st Overall UCI Under-23 Cross-country World Cup
1st Dalby Forest
1st Offenburg
1st Mont-Sainte-Anne
1st Windham
2nd Val di Sole
3rd Nové Město
3rd Cross-country, UCI World Under-23 Championships
2012
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross-country, National Under-23 Championships
2013
National Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Cross-country
2nd Cross-country
1st Saint-Pompon
2nd Cross-country, UCI World Under-23 Championships
2014
UCI World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team relay
8th Under-23 cross-country
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Cross-country, UEC European Under-23 Championships
National Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross-country
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Cross-country
10th Overall UCI Cross-country World Cup
1st Nove Mesto
1st Albstadt
1st Lons-le-Saunier
2015
UCI World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Cross-country
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team relay
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross-country, National Championships
9th Overall UCI Cross-country World Cup
1st Windham
1st Saint-Pompon
2016
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team relay, UCI World Championships[10]
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross-country, National Championships
2017
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross-country, National Championships
1st Roc d'Azur[11]
UCI World Championships
3rd Cross-country
3rd Team relay
2018
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross-country, National Championships
2nd Cross-country, UEC European Championships
7th Overall UCI Cross-country World Cup

Awards[edit]

  • Velo magazine – International Cyclist of the year: 2014[12]
  • French Sportsperson of the Year: 2014[13]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Pauline Ferrand-Prévot at Cycling Archives
  4. ^ Reynolds, Tom (24 September 2015). "Pauline Ferrand-Prevot: Why French star may be greatest cyclist". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Ferrand-Prevot ruled out of cyclo-cross season after training crash". Cycling News. 26 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Pauline Ferrand-Prevot signs for Canyon SRAM". cyclingnews.com. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Les petites histoires du cyclo-cross français". La Gazette Des Sports. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Van Der Breggen wins overall title at Elsy Jacobs". cyclingnews.com. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Anna van der Breggen wins La Flèche Wallonne Féminine". cyclingnews.com. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Results – Mountain Bike 2016". uci.ch. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "2014 International Cyclist of the Year: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot". VeloNews.com.
  13. ^ "Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Eddy Merckx honoured in Paris". The Bike Comes First.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marion Bartoli
French Sportswoman of the Year
2014, 2015
Succeeded by
Émilie Andéol