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MTB World Cup Cross Country #5 & Downhill #5 2011

Date range:
July 8-10, 2011

July 09, Elite women cross country:

Bresset wins her third cross country World Cup of the season

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
July 09, 2011, 19:06 BST,
Updated:
July 10, 2011, 22:56 BST

Pendrel holds on for second as Langvad surprises in third

A classic battle was waged in round five of the women's cross country World Cup between World Cup series leader Julie Bresset (BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry) and last week's winner in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team). They had attained a 40-second gap over the rest of the field by the end of the first of five laps and never looked back.

The duo rode together for the rest of the race with victory coming down to the climb on the last lap. Bresset had the better attack and came over the top in the lead, while Pendrel had some mechanical problems on the descent. Bresset's winning time was 1:35:36, with Pendrel claiming second, 39 seconds back.

"I'm very happy with my win," said Bresset. "Catharine was very fast today. I attacked at the right time and she couldn't follow me. Catharine was more comfortable on the downhills than I was, and she attacked me many times, but I still had enough strength left to launch the final attack."

Veteran racer Marie-Helene Premont (Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain) looked to be a solid bet for third place, based on her strong ride through laps three and four. However, Annika Langvad (Team Easton Rockets) bridged the gap to catch Premont on the final lap. They rode together to the finishing straight where Langvad carried more speed to claim third, five seconds in front of Premont. As Premont faded, she was lucky to stay in front of a charging Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team), who Premont beat to the line by only one second.

This was Bresset's third World Cup of the Series and she leads the points standings with 1110 points. Pendrel remains in second with 920 points. Bresset seems to have a lock on the Series title unless she has some disastrous finishes in the remaining two races in the Czech Republic and Italy. Premont is third in the series with 630 points.

The Luna Pro Team took the top team honors with three members - Pendrel, Gould and Katerina Nash (seventh) - all finishing in the top 10.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 1:35:36  
2 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 0:00:39  
3 Annika Langvad (Den) 0:01:24  
4 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 0:01:29  
5 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:01:30  
6 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 0:01:49  
7 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:02:02  
8 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:02:14  
9 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:02:15  
10 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:02:33  
11 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:02:34  
12 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 0:03:02  
13 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:03:25  
14 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:04:37  
15 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 0:04:55  
16 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:05:08  
17 Esther Süss (Swi) 0:05:39  
18 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 0:05:55  
19 Annie Last (GBr) 0:06:12  
20 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 0:06:14  
21 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 0:06:16  
22 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 0:07:10  
23 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:07:33  
24 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:07:44  
25 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:08:08  
26 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:08:09  
27 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 0:08:11  
28 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:08:12  
29 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 0:08:52  
30 Amanda Sin (Can) 0:09:03  
31 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott 0:09:06  
32 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 0:09:58  
33 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:10:37  
34 Hanna Klein (Ger) 0:11:21  
35 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) 0:11:42  
36 Catherine Vipond (Can) 0:11:43  
37 Judy Freeman (USA) 0:12:12  
38 Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax 0:13:17  
39 Sandra Walter (Can) 0:13:44  
40 Mical Dyck (Can) 0:14:27  
41 Erin Huck (USA) 0:14:52  
42 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 0:15:04  
43 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) 0:15:14  
44 Krista Park (USA) 0:15:24  
45 Ann Berglund (Swe) 0:16:46  
46 Katherine Sherwin (USA) 0:17:04  
47 Cindy Montambault (Can) 0:17:15  
48 Daniela Campuzano (Mex) Turbo Bike Team 0:17:42  
49 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) 0:18:00  
-1lap Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol    
-1lap Carolyn Popovic (USA)    
-1lap Zephanie Blasi (USA)    
-1lap Bryna Blanchard (USA)    
-2laps Rowena Fry (Aus)    
-3laps Meghan Korol (USA)    
DNF Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice    
DNF Chloe Forsman (USA)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luna Pro Team 87  pts
2 BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 40  
3 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 40  
4 Ghost Factory Racing Team 32  
5 Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 30  
6 Topeak Ergon Racing Team 26  
7 Specialized Racing 25  
8 CCC Polkowice 21  
9 Multivan Merida Biking Team 20  
10 Orbea Geax 19  
11 Subaru - Trek 19  
12 Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 18  
13 GT Skoda Chamonix 15  
14 Central Haibike Pro Team 13  
15 Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 10  
16 Team Merida Combee 4  
Elite women World Cup standings after five rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 1110  pts
2 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 920  
3 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 630  
4 Annika Langvad (Den) 582  
5 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 580  
6 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 542  
7 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 535  
8 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 528  
9 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 467  
10 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 438  
11 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 422  
12 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 416  
13 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 409  
14 Esther Süss (Swi) 395  
15 Chengyuan Ren (Chn) Specialized Racing 390  
16 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 390  
17 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 377  
18 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 365  
19 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 342  
20 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 333  
21 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 295  
22 Annie Last (GBr) 295  
23 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 275  
24 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 270  
25 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 267  
26 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 256  
27 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 240  
28 Hanna Klein (Ger) 238  
29 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 237  
30 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 232  
31 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 227  
32 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 208  
33 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 206  
34 Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax 204  
35 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 195  
36 Amanda Sin (Can) 188  
37 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 182  
38 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 168  
39 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 145  
40 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 140  
41 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 138  
42 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 126  
43 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 109  
44 Silke Schmidt (Ger) 104  
45 Krista Park (USA) 96  
46 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 92  
47 Mical Dyck (Can) 92  
48 Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice 82  
49 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 79  
50 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott 76  
51 Sandra Walter (Can) 75  
52 Catherine Vipond (Can) 70  
53 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) 68  
54 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 67  
55 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 56  
56 Coralie Redelsperger (Fra) 54  
57 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 50  
58 Ann Berglund (Swe) 49  
59 Vera Andreeva (Rus) 48  
60 Chloe Forsman (USA) 47  
61 Cindy Montambault (Can) 46  
62 Nataliya Krompets (Ukr) Isd Cycling Team 40  
63 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 39  
64 Daniela Veronesi (Ita) 37  
65 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - KMC Trade Team Vzw 35  
66 Meghan Korol (USA) 34  
67 Rowena Fry (Aus) 33  
68 Judy Freeman (USA) 32  
69 Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) 31  
70 Brandi Heisterman (Can) 30  
71 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 30  
72 Erin Huck (USA) 27  
73 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) 25  
74 Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) 24  
75 Oksana Rybakova (Rus) 24  
76 Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) 24  
77 Caroline Villeneuve (Can) 23  
78 Maaris Meier (Est) 23  
79 Katherine Sherwin (USA) 22  
80 Daniela Campuzano (Mex) Turbo Bike Team 20  
81 Inbar Ronen (Isr) 20  
82 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) 19  
83 Stephanie Wiedner (Aut) 18  
84 Carolyn Popovic (USA) 17  
85 Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spa) 17  
86 Zephanie Blasi (USA) 16  
87 Bryna Blanchard (USA) 15  
88 Maddie Horton (GBr) 15  
89 Samantha Sanders (RSA) 15  
90 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 14  
91 Gracie Elvin (Aus) 13  
92 Jenni King (Aus) 12  
93 Melanie Spath (Ger) 11  
94 Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer - BMC 10  
95 Michalina Ziolkowska (Pol) 8  
96 Kristien Nelen (Bel) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team 8