World champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot ruled out of cyclo-cross season with injury

The French rider has injured her knee and will be out of action for at least six weeks

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins women's Cyclo-Cross World Championships 2015. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Reigning world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot will miss the cyclocross season this winter due to an injury picked up in training.

She tweeted saying that she'd fractured her tibial plateau, which meant farewell to her chances of defending her title.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.