Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

If you want to be a champion you have to train hard

Pauline Ferrend-Prevot during the Albstadt XCO practice in Germany on May 21, 2016.
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Hi, my name is Pauline Ferrand-Prévot. My discipline is Mountain Bike Cross-Country, Cyclo-Cross, Road Cycling. My friends call me PFP. I was born on 10 February 1992 in Reims. My favourite food is Sushi.


There aren't many athletes who can claim to be at the top of their chosen sport in three distinct disciplines. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is one such athlete.

The bike racer competes at the very highest level of mountain bike cross-country (XCO), cyclocross and road racing and is past senior World Champion in each. Indeed, the Frenchwoman is the only person in history to hold the road, cyclocross and mountain bike world titles at the same time.

Riding a bike came naturally to Pauline Ferrand-Prévot. Her parents ran a bicycle school, her sister and brother compete in France. Since stepping on a bike as a five-year-old this native of Reims, France, has had victory on her mind.

A junior World Champion on the road and cross-country, Ferrand-Prévot turned pro in 2012 with the Rabobank-Liv team. The Dutch-based cycling outfit was the perfect place for Pauline as they allowed her to pursue objectives with them across road, cross-country and cyclocross.

The years 2014 and 2015 saw Ferrand-Prévot at the peak of her powers. Two XCO World Cup wins in 2014 were followed by victory at the Road Race World Championships in Spain. Early 2015, saw Pauline add the World Championship Cyclocross title to her palmares, followed by a second place in the Giro Rossa multi-stage road race in spring. Another XCO World Cup win came in Windham in August of that year and a month later she took the Worlds XCO title in Vallnord, Andorra.

Niggling injury problems have been the reason behind Ferrand-Prévot's disappointing performances during the 2016 bike season but with her talent it won't be long before she tops a podium again, whatever the discipline.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: French XCO National Championships

      Montgenèvre, France

  2. 2015
    1. 1st Place: UCI XCO Mountain Bike World Championships

      Vallnord, Andorra

    2. 1st Place: UCI MTB World Cup – XCO

      Windham, USA

    3. 1st Place: French XCO National Championships

      Oz-en-Oisans, France

    4. 1st Place: French Road Race National Championships

      Chantonnay, France

    5. 1st Place: UCI Cyclocross World Championships

      Tábor, Czech Republic

  3. 2014
    1. 1st Place: UCI Road Race World Championships

      Ponferrada, Spain

    2. 1st Place: UCI MTB World Cup – XCO

      Albstadt, Germany