Zoé Claessens was twice victorious this weekend ©Getty Images

Zoé Claessens had a weekend to remember in Papendal, winning back-to-back stages of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) BMX Racing World Cup.

Claessens emerged victorious from women's finals today and yesterday, when she became the first Swiss woman to win a senior BMX Racing World Cup leg.

The European champion, 21, backed that up with a second win today.

Dutch rider Laura Smulders was second on both occasions, with the American Felicia Stancil third yesterday.

Olympic and world champion Bethany Shriever was third today, at the same venue where the Briton won the world title last year.

French athletes excelled in the men's contests, with Sylvain André yesterday's victor and Romain Mathieu winning today.

Mathieu made the most of a great opening straight today to win comfortably, with Cameron Woods of the United States second and Olympic bronze medallist Carlos Ramírez from Colombia completing the podium.

André led Jérémy Rencurel in a French one-two yesterday and Australian Izaac Kennedy was third.

Papendal represented the second stop on this year's UCI BMX Racing World Cup circuit.

The four remaining races, divided into two doubleheaders, are due to take place in Colombian capital Bogotá in September and October.