Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist David Valero was victorious in West Virginia venue Snowshoe ©Getty Images

Spaniard David Valero and Switzerland's Alessandra Keller were victorious in the Olympic discipline at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Cup in Showshoe.

Valero - second at the last World Cup stop in Andorra - went one better on American soil and crossed the line five seconds ahead of France's Titouan Carod for the men's cross-country win.

With rain in the air, plenty of that American soil was on Valero and the other riders by the time they crossed the line in the form of mud.

Italian Luca Braidot was a further six back in a time of 1 hour 25min 22sec as he pipped home rider Christopher Blevins to the line.

Blevins is the short track world champion and did clam the victory in that discipline.

Romanian Vlad Dascălu was second and Braidot completed the top three.

In the men's downhill, France's Amaury Pierron recorded a fourth win of the World Cup season, with Briton Bernard Kerr second and Andreas Kolb of Austria third.

Swiss rider Camille Balanche beat world champion Myriam Nicole of France in the women's downhill, with Switzerland's Nina Hoffmann third.

Keller gave the Swiss another win in the women's cross-country contest, breaking well clear of the field for her maiden World Cup win in the discipline.

Rio 2016 gold medallist Jenny Rissveds of Sweden was second and Dutch rider Anne Terpstra third.

America Gwendalyn Gibson won the women's race on the short course, with Terpstra second on this occasion and Rissveds third.

Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada is the next host on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circuit.