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MTB World Cup Cross Country #6 2011

Date range:
August 12-14, 2011

August 14, Elite women cross country:

Pendrel wins in Czech Republic

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 14, 2011, 13:20 BST,
Updated:
August 15, 2011, 4:01 BST

Bresset's World Cup lead cut at Nove Mesto

Catharine Pendrel (Luna) takes her second World Cup victory of the season

Catharine Pendrel (Luna) takes her second World Cup victory of the season

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Catharine Pendrel (Luna) took her second World Cup victory of the year at Nove Mesto, in the Czech Republic, and kept the battle going for the women's World Cup title, as she closed to within 140 points of series leader Julie Bresset (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry) with one race remaining. Bresset took second, followed by Irina Kalentieva (Topeak-Ergon).

The technical course clearly suited some riders more than others, as a number of top contenders finished well back. Bresset got off to her usual fast start, taking a 15-second lead by the end of the long start loop, with Pendrel chasing alone, followed by Eva Lechner (Colnago Farbe Sudtirol) a further 12 seconds back. For the first couple of laps the status did not change, but then Bresset started to lose ground as she crashed multiple times, and Pendrel passed and dropped the French rider on the third lap.

"It was a very difficult, technical course, and I had many problems," Bresset said. "I crashed three times and then Catharine passed me and I could not stay with her, she was too strong."

Pendrel took a 32-second lead by the halfway point in the race, and extended it to nearly a minute by the finish. Behind the two leaders, Kalentieva had caught Lechner on the second lap after a slow start, as had the new European champion Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan Merida), and the Italian barely manage to fend off British champion Annie Last for fifth place.

Just behind the top-five, there was a battle for sixth through ninth, with Marie-Helene Premont (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) moving up as high as fifth before fading to ninth, and Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) battling with Lea Davison (Specialized) for seventh. The pair rode together for the last two laps, with Davison dropping Batty on the final straightaway to take seventh.

"It was a hard race," said Pendrel, "and I had more than my share of mistakes out there. At the beginning, Julie got a very strong start, and I made some mistakes. But I could see her in front of me, and I think maybe she went out a little too hard at the start. This is a great course, and I'm really happy to win here, and still keep the fight going for the [World Cup] title."

Race note

- American Lea Davison's seventh place finish was her best World Cup finish yet while Emily Batty clocked her second top 10 World Cup finish of her first elite season.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 1:45:23  
2 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:00:59  
3 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 0:01:49  
4 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:02:07  
5 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 0:02:27  
6 Annie Last (GBr) 0:02:41  
7 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 0:02:57  
8 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 0:03:05  
9 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 0:03:35  
10 Esther Süss (Swi) 0:04:18  
11 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:04:51  
12 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 0:04:54  
13 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:05:15  
14 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:06:02  
15 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 0:06:41  
16 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:07:07  
17 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott 0:07:22  
18 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 0:07:54  
19 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:08:12  
20 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 0:08:15  
21 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:08:20  
22 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 0:09:13  
23 Vera Andreeva (Rus) 0:09:26  
24 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:09:27  
25 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 0:09:48  
26 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:10:20  
27 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:10:35  
28 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:11:01  
29 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 0:11:11  
30 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 0:11:15  
31 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 0:11:30  
32 Hanna Klein (Ger) 0:11:40  
33 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 0:11:59  
34 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 0:12:07  
35 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 0:12:13  
36 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 0:12:17  
37 Amanda Sin (Can) 0:13:51  
38 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 0:14:19  
-1lap Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team    
-1lap Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax    
-1lap Alexandra Engen (Swe)    
-2laps Krista Park (USA)    
-2laps Pavlina Sulcova (Cze) Merida Biking Team    
-2laps Anna Villar Argente (Spa)    
-2laps Pavla Havlikova (Cze)    
-2laps Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa)    
-2laps Lee Craigie (GBr)    
-2laps Carina Kirssi (Fin) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team    
-2laps Nicoletta De Jager (Ned)    
-2laps Katherine O'shea (Aus)    
-3laps Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team Vzw    
-3laps Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan    
-3laps Angela Carolina Parra Sierra (Col) ASPTT Definitive Gitane    
-3laps Melanie Späth (Ger)    
-3laps Lucie Vesela (Cze) GT Czech Team    
-3laps Jodie Willett (Aus)    
-3laps Tatjana Dold (Ger)    
-3laps Eszter Dosa (Hun)    
-3laps Daniela Storch (Ger)    
-4laps Lenka Bulisova (Cze)    
-4laps Elena Ondasova (Svk)    
-4laps Inbar Ronen (Isr)    
DNF Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spa)    
DNF Stephania Magri (Mlt)    
DNF Caitlin Elliott (Irl)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luna Pro Team 75  pts
2 BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 47  
3 Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 47  
4 Subaru - Trek 39  
5 Specialized Racing 35  
6 Topeak Ergon Racing Team 32  
7 Multivan Merida Biking Team 30  
8 Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 26  
9 Ghost Factory Racing Team 24  
10 Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 22  
11 Bikepark.ch Scott 14  
12 Giant Swiss SR - Suntour 13  
13 Central Haibike Pro Team 12  
14 MPL Specialized MTB Team 9  
15 GT Skoda Chamonix 6  
16 Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 3  
17 CCC Polkowice 2  
Elite women cross country World Cup standings after six rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 1310  pts
2 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 1170  
3 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team 740  
4 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 730  
5 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 668  
6 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Racing 608  
7 Annika Langvad (Den) 582  
8 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team 557  
9 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 540  
10 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice 535  
11 Emily Batty (Can) Subaru - Trek 526  
12 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Farbe Sudtirol 523  
13 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 500  
14 Esther Süss (Swi) 490  
15 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 489  
16 Annie Last (GBr) 425  
17 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 419  
18 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 416  
19 Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Orbea Geax 415  
20 Chengyuan Ren (Chn) Specialized Racing 390  
21 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team 385  
22 Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 360  
23 Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 359  
24 Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 325  
25 Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru - Trek 303  
26 Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Central Haibike Pro Team 301  
27 Alexandra Engen (Swe) 297  
28 Cécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix 293  
29 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) 292  
30 Hanna Klein (Ger) 280  
31 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) CCC Polkowice 280  
32 Rosara Joseph (NZl) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team 238  
33 Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 235  
34 Nina Homovec (Slo) Orbea Geax 232  
35 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike Pro Team 226  
36 Karen Hanlen (NZl) 226  
37 Amanda Sin (Can) 220  
38 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss Sr - Suntour 210  
39 Laura Turpijn (Ned) Team Merida Combee 195  
40 Laura Metzler (Fra) BH - Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 194  
41 Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Oetztal X - Bionic Team 184  
42 Anne Terpstra (Ned) MPL Specialized MTB Team 154  
43 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott 148  
44 Rie Katayama (Jpn) 145  
45 Katherine O'shea (Aus) 127  
46 Krista Park (USA) 122  
47 Vera Andreeva (Rus) 108  
48 Silke Schmidt (Ger) 104  
49 Anna Villar Argente (Spa) 103  
50 Janka Stevkova (Svk) 96  
51 Mical Dyck (Can) 92  
52 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 90  
53 Magdalena Sadlecka (Pol) CCC Polkowice 82  
54 Sandra Walter (Can) 75  
55 Catherine Vipond (Can) 70  
56 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) 68  
57 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre - Bi & Esse - Leecougan 55  
58 Coralie Redelsperger (Fra) 54  
59 Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spa) 52  
60 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team Vzw 52  
61 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice 50  
62 Nicoletta De Jager (Ned) 50  
63 Ann Berglund (Swe) 49  
64 Chloe Forsman (USA) 47  
65 Cindy Montambault (Can) 46  
66 Nataliya Krompets (Ukr) ISD Cycling Team 40  
67 Daniela Veronesi (Ita) 37  
68 Meghan Korol (USA) 34  
69 Rowena Fry (Aus) 33  
70 Judy Freeman (USA) 32  
71 Brandi Heisterman (Can) 30  
72 Erin Huck (USA) 27  
73 Pavlina Sulcova (Cze) Merida Biking Team 25  
74 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) 25  
75 Melanie Späth (Ger) 25  
76 Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) 24  
77 Oksana Rybakova (Rus) 24  
78 Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) 24  
79 Caroline Villeneuve (Can) 23  
80 Maaris Meier (Est) 23  
81 Katherine Sherwin (USA) 22  
82 Lee Craigie (GBr) 21  
83 Carina Kirssi (Fin) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team 20  
84 Daniela Campuzano (Mex) Turbo Bike Team 20  
85 Inbar Ronen (Isr) 20  
86 Sarah Kaufmann (USA) 19  
87 Stephanie Wiedner (Aut) 18  
88 Carolyn Popovic (USA) 17  
89 Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spa) 17  
90 Zephanie Blasi (USA) 16  
91 Angela Carolina Parra Sierra (Col) ASPTT Definitive Gitane 15  
92 Bryna Blanchard (USA) 15  
93 Maddie Horton (GBr) 15  
94 Samantha Sanders (RSA) 15  
95 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Milka Trek MTB Racing Team 14  
96 Lucie Vesela (Cze) GT Czech Team 13  
97 Gracie Elvin (Aus) 13  
98 Jodie Willett (Aus) 12  
99 Jenni King (Aus) 12  
100 Tatjana Dold (Ger) 11  
101 Eszter Dosa (Hun) 10  
102 Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer - BMC 10  
103 Daniela Storch (Ger) 9  
104 Lenka Bulisova (Cze) 8  
105 Michalina Ziolkowska (Pol) 8  
106 Kristien Nelen (Bel) V.Z.W. Goeman Scott Cycling Team 8