Loana Lecomte won her first short track UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event of the season ©Getty Images

Loana Lecomte of France secured her first short track win of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Cup season in Leogang in Austria.

The 22-year-old passed the finish line of the women’s elite race in 21 mins 21 secs as The Netherlands’ Anne Terpstra followed nine seconds after.

Caroline Bohé of Denmark completed the podium with a time of 21:40.

Switzerland’s Alessandra Keller and Australia’s Rebecca McConnell lagged further behind, coming 27 and 34 seconds after Lecomte.

In the men’s event, Mathias Flückiger of Switzerland took the crown thanks to a time of 21:46.

Romania’s Vlad Dascălu came second and Vital Albin, also of Switzerland, finished third with the bikers ending their race 11 and 21 seconds following the race winner.

Mathias Flückiger proved to be the quickest in the men's short track race ©Getty Images
Mathias Flückiger proved to be the quickest in the men's short track race ©Getty Images

France’s Benoît Coulanges was the quickest in the men’s elite downhill qualification event with a time of 3:14.625.

Canada’s Finnley Iles trailed 0.465 seconds behind, and Britain’s Matt Walker followed Coulanges after 0.979 seconds.

In the women’s elite downhill qualification, Camille Balanche of Switzerland topped the leaderboard after crossing the finish line in 4:25.013.

The hosts’ Valentina Höll was 0.607 seconds slower while Marine Cabirou of France was 12.297 seconds off the pace in third.

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is scheduled to continue tomorrow with the downhill finals.