Ferrand-Prévot broke away at the end of the fourth of the six laps of the Quebec route. Neff was in third place, behind Australia's Rebecca McDonnell, after taking the best start. But in the last lap, Neff managed to overtake the Australian to snatch the silver medal. "I got the best in a very bad day," said Neff, who did not feel well during the race.
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The St. Gallen will have to wait before celebrating its second world title. Yet it was the perfect opportunity, on a circuit that she loves and where she had triumphed four times in the World Cup. "I felt that I had to follow my own tempo, I was not in a good day and I did not have any good feelings, that's why I'm looking forward to this silver medal," said the Saint. -Galloise 26 years old.
2015 world champion, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot disappeared from the radar after a left leg injury. Operated last January, she had celebrated two victories in World Cup before the Worlds.
The second Swiss woman in the standings is Linda Indergand, tenth. Olympic champion Jenny Rissveds, who made her comeback this season with a win at Lenzerheide three weeks ago, was among the defensemen with a 16th place finish. The American Kate Courtney, the defending champion, had to settle for 5th place.