Ferrand-Prevot out of cyclocross season after injury

Reigning cyclocross world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot injures her knee and will have to forgo the remainder of the season.

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PARIS (AFP) — Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, the reigning cyclocross and mountain bike world champion, will forgo the rest of the 2015-16 ‘cross season due to a knee injury.

The French phenom was injured during training, suffering a tibial plateau fracture. Ferrand-Prévot, 23, who also won the 2014 world road race championships, will have to rest for six weeks, according to her Rabo-Liv team.

“PFP” has plans to attempt a double of both the road race and mountain bike events at the Rio Olympics in August 2016. She rode both events in London in 2012, finishing eight in the road race and 26th in the mountain bike test.

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