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MTB World Cup Cross Country #4, Downhill #4 & Four Cross #4 2011

Date range:
July 1- 3, 2011

July 02, Elite women cross country:

Pendrel wins her home World Cup

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
July 02, 2011, 19:52 BST,
Updated:
July 03, 2011, 5:39 BST

Kalentieva, Bresset round out top three

Catherine Pendrel (Luna) wins the women's cross country World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Catherine Pendrel (Luna) wins the women's cross country World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

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One day after Canada Day celebrations, Catharine Pendrel (Luna) gave Canadian cycling fans another reason to celebrate with her victory at the only Canadian stop of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne. World Cup leader Julie Bresset (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry) finished third behind Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon), after the French woman crashed while at the front of the race with Pendrel.

Pendrel had a poor start to the five-lap, 22.8-kilometre race, and had to chase her way up to the leaders. But once she caught the front group by the end of the first lap, she and Bresset dropped everyone else on the first climb of lap two. The two were together until Bresset crashed on the rock garden descent on lap three.

"It was definitely the worst start I've had this year," said Pendrel. "So I had to chase up, but once I got there, Julie and I went on the climb and no one could stay with us. I was feeling really good today, but Julie was also riding strong. I heard her crash behind me, and then I was on my own."

Behind the leaders, Kalentieva, Katerina Nash (Luna), local favourite Marie-Helene Premont (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) and Elisabeth Osl (Ghost Factory) were all within 20 seconds of each other as they battled for the remaining podium spots.

After Bresset's crash, she was slow to get going again, and Kalentieva was able to bridge up to her on the fourth lap. The Russian then dropped the World Cup leader to move into second, and Bresset briefly lost control of third to Nash when she had to stop into the pit for a rear wheel change, with Premont close to catching her as well. However, Bresset was able to reel in Nash on the final half lap to hold onto to third, with Nash taking fourth and Premont fifth.

Pendrel remains in second in the overall standings after four rounds, 140 points behind Bresset. Premont jumped from ninth to third in the standings, at 480 points, tied on points with Lene Byberg (Specialized).

"This was one of my main goals for the season," said Pendrel. "I had a poor start, but was able to make my way up to the leaders on the first lap. Julie [Bresset] and I got a gap on the others, and then when she crashed, I had a clear lead to the finish. Mont-Sainte-Anne is one of the hardest races in the series, so to win here is very special."

Could she still win the World Cup overall? "Only if I win all of the remaining races," Pendrel said, laughing.

Race Notes

- Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Lapierre International) won the Under 23 race run simultaneously by riding away from field on the first lap, and catching half of the elite field which had started two minutes ahead of her. She took over the Under 23 World Cup lead with her win.

- Sabine Spitz (Central Haibike) was one of the women who crashed, landing heavily on her thigh and having to be helped from the course. The team says nothing is broken, but she will fly straight back to Germany to recover, skipping the next World Cup in Windham, New York.

-Pendrel led a strong Canadian contingent racing at home.  Premont was fifth and Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) was seventh.  

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 1:38:23  
2 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 0:00:58  
3 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:01:52  
4 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:02:01  
5 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 0:02:36  
6 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:02:45  
7 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 0:03:07  
8 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 0:04:28  
9 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 0:05:10  
10 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:05:38  
11 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 0:06:12  
12 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:06:29  
13 Esther Süss (Swi) 0:06:31  
14 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 0:06:39  
15 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:07:18  
16 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:07:31  
17 Annika Langvad (Den) 0:07:53  
18 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) Ccc Polkowice 0:08:14  
19 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 0:08:18  
20 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:08:26  
21 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:08:31  
22 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:09:42  
23 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:10:02  
24 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 0:10:16  
25 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 0:11:10  
26 Annie Last (GBr) 0:11:46  
27 Amanda Sin (Can) 0:12:12  
28 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:12:18  
29 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 0:13:01  
30 Sandra Walter (Can) 0:13:16  
31 Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:14:39  
32 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 0:17:08  
33 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:17:25  
34 Hanna Klein (Ger) 0:18:06  
35 Catherine Vipond (Can) 0:18:42  
36 Krista Park (USA) 0:18:43  
37 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) 0:19:56  
38 Brandi Heisterman (Can) 0:21:07  
-1lap Katherine O'shea (Aus)    
-1lap Chloe Forsman (USA)    
-2laps Mical Dyck (Can)    
-2laps Ann Berglund (Swe)    
-2laps Cindy Montambault (Can)    
-2laps Sofia Pezzatti (Swi)    
-2laps Caroline Villeneuve (Can)    
-2laps Rie Katayama (Jpn)    
-3laps Meghan Korol (USA)    
DNF Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team    
DNF Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team    
DNF Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax    
DNF Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team    
DNF Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott    
DNF Aleksandra Mooradian (Pol)    
DNF Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team    
DNF Rowena Fry (Aus)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luna Pro Team 81  pts
2 Ghost Factory Racing Team 49  
3 Subaru - Trek 43  
4 Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 40  
5 Topeak Ergon Racing Team 35  
6 BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 32  
7 Specialized Racing 32  
8 Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 28  
9 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 26  
10 Orbea Geax 22  
11 Multivan Merida Biking Team 21  
12 CCC Polkowice 16  
13 GT Skoda Chamonix 9  
14 Team Merida Combee 2  
Elite women World Cup standings after four rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 860  pts
2 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 720  
3 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 480  
4 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 480  
5 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 464  
6 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 450  
7 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 440  
8 Annika Langvad (Den) 422  
9 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 420  
10 Chengyuan Ren (Chn) Specialized Racing 390  
11 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 367  
12 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 365  
13 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 346  
14 Esther Süss (Swi) 323  
15 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 300  
16 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 292  
17 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 289  
18 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 282  
19 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 275  
20 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 255  
21 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 232  
22 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 232  
23 Annie Last (GBr) 227  
24 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 214  
25 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 213  
26 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 208  
27 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 204  
28 Hanna Klein (Ger) 200  
29 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 195  
30 Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax 174  
31 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 171  
32 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 164  
33 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 163  
34 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 156  
35 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 145  
36 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 143  
37 Amanda Sin (Can) 142  
38 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 140  
39 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 134  
40 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 126  
41 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 108  
42 Silke Schmidt (Ger) 104  
43 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 92  
44 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 83  
45 Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice 82  
46 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 79  
47 Krista Park (USA) 72  
48 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 67  
49 Mical Dyck (Can) 64  
50 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 60  
51 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 56  
52 Coralie Redelsperger (Fra) 54  
53 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 50  
54 Vera Andreeva (Rus) 48  
55 Chloe Forsman (USA) 47  
56 Sandra Walter (Can) 46  
57 Nataliya Krompets (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team 40  
58 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 39  
59 Daniela Veronesi (Ita) 37  
60 Catherine Vipond (Can) 36  
61 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - KMC Trade Team VZW 35  
62 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) 32  
63 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.ch Scott 32  
64 Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) 31  
65 Brandi Heisterman (Can) 30  
66 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 30  
67 Ann Berglund (Swe) 26  
68 Cindy Montambault (Can) 25  
69 Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) 24  
70 Oksana Rybakova (Rus) 24  
71 Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) 24  
72 Caroline Villeneuve (Can) 23  
73 Maaris Meier (Est) 23  
74 Meghan Korol (USA) 21  
75 Inbar Ronen (Isr) 20  
76 Rowena Fry (Aus) 19  
77 Stephanie Wiedner (Aut) 18  
78 Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spa) 17  
79 Maddie Horton (GBr) 15  
80 Samantha Sanders (RSA) 15  
81 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek Mtb Racing Team 14  
82 Gracie Elvin (Aus) 13  
83 Jenni King (Aus) 12  
84 Melanie Spath (Ger) 11  
85 Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer - Bmc 10  
86 Michalina Ziolkowska (Pol) 8  
87 Kristien Nelen (Bel) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team 8