Davison wins Catamount Classic Pro XCT

Specialized rider celebrates overall series victory in front of home crowd

Racing in front of her home crowd, Vermonter Lea Davison (Specialized) captured both the Catamount Classic Pro XCT victory and the overall Pro XCT series title on Saturday afternoon.

US cross country national champion Davison dominated the race from the start. At the end of the first lap, she had a 50-second lead, and it only grew as the race progressed. Ultimately Davison finished in first with a two-minute lead, winning her third consecutive Pro XCT race and making her the Pro XCT champion.

Behind her, the race a cat and mouse competition was for second place between Catharine Pendrel (Luna) and Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Stan's NoTubes). They traded attacks on the fast and technical course. Pendrel, who is back to racing after breaking her collarbone earlier this summer, beat McConneloug for second.

Only a minute after, Amanda Sin (Scott-3Rox) rode in to take fourth along with Judy Freeman (Crankbrothers) to take fifth.

The Catamount Classic broke new ground for women's cycling as the first pro mountain bike race in history in which the women not only raced before the men, but were also awarded more prize money. The progressive message behind the race meant top pros and avid fans were there in force to show their support.

Full Results

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing1:33:33 
2Catherine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team0:02:01 
3Mary Mcconneloug (USA) Kenda/Stan's No Tubes0:02:04 
4Amanda Sin (Can) Scott - 3 Rox Racing0:04:40 
5Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club0:06:10 
6Maghalie Rochette (Can) Pow Erw Atts-Fttime0:06:37 
7Crystal Anthony (USA) Riverside Racing0:07:02 
8Shayna Powless (USA) BMC MTB Development Team0:07:06 
9Andréanne Pichette (Can) Opus/Ogc0:09:14 
10Amy Dombroski (USA) Telenet Fidea0:09:58 
11Evelyn Dong (USA) W Hite Pine Touring/ Poc0:10:10 
12Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team0:10:58 
13Sarah Kaufmann (USA) Stan's Notubes Women's Elite0:14:43 
14Xiomara Guerrero (Col) Team Specialized-Tugo Colombia0:15:32 
15Erica Tingey (USA) Team Jamis0:16:04 
16Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Cycle Loft MTB Team0:16:34 
17Elisa Otter (USA) Mountain Moxie0:17:26 
18Bryna Blanchard (USA) Windham Mountain Outfitters0:38:15 
19Chloe Woodruff (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club0:38:22 
20Frederique Larose-Gingras (Can) Opus/OGC0:38:33 
21Emily Shields (USA) Ken's Bike Shop0:58:08 
22Catherine Harnden (Can) Independent1:19:17 

 

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