Pendrel wins in Mont Sainte Anne

Langvad keeps World Cup lead

Catharine Pendrel (Luna) gave Canada a win on Sunday at the Cross-country World Cup in Mont-Ste-Anne, Canada. Pendrel edged closer to World Cup leader Annika Langvad (Specialized) in the overall standings, after Langvad could only manage fourth. It was Pendrel's fourth win at Mont-Ste-Anne, breaking the previous record she shared with Marie-Helene Premont.

Mont-Ste-Anne is the oldest and one of the most storied venues on the World Cup circuit. It always offers a demanding circuit, with steep climbs and rooty, rocky descents. This year, MSA is the final major competition before the Olympic cross-country, and some Olympic-bound riders elected not to attend.

Pendrel went to the front on the first of six laps, opening up a 20 second lead on Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa (Multivan Merida) and Langvad, with Katerina Nash (Luna) following 10 seconds later and Batty just behind her. The gap hovered around the 30 second mark for much of the race, with Pendrel unable to extend it, but the chasers also unable to make up any time.

By the halfway mark, Dahle Flesjaa had dropped Langvad, who looked uncharacteristically slow on the climbs, while Batty had moved up to join Nash. The front two held on for first and second, but Batty caught Langvad in the final lap to take third, much to the delight of the Canadian crowd.

"On this course it's just super important to get out in front," said Pendrel. "A lot of people make mistakes in front of you so at least if you make a mistake you're in control. It was awesome there are so many people out on course ... it was amazing out there, trying to keep focused and not get distracted by what was going on."

"Of course I'm a little disappointed after having so many great results this year," admitted Langvad. "Mont Ste-Anne was never my favourite course, maybe it's the jet lag or I don't know, but my legs just never feel comfortable here. To date though, this is my best result on this course so I'm satisfied with it."

"I had a really bad start, I got caught up in traffic at the start and once I could get going I could see that Catharine Pendrel was really far ahead and it was quite hard to catch up. For awhile I was with Gunn-Rita battling for second and third. When it started raining I think I overcooked it a little and went over my limit and had to unclip a lot, and almost had a crash on the Beatrice [rock descent]. From there I had to ride within my limit, and today my limit was not for the victory."

Langvad continues to lead the overall standings with 926 points and one race remaining, but her lead over Pendrel has shrunk to 56 points. Nash remains in third at 630 points, with Batty moving up to fourth from seventh, only five points further back.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team1:31:31 
2Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:00:43 
3Emily Batty (Can) Trek Factory Racing Xc0:01:38 
4Annika Langvad (Den) Specialized Racing0:01:55 
5Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team0:03:49 
6Chloe Woodruff (USA)0:05:36 
7Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Unior Tools Team0:05:47 
8Rebecca Henderson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing Xc0:05:48 
9Yana Belomoina (Ukr) Cst Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:05:56 
10Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing0:06:10 
11Erin Huck (USA) Scott-3Rox Racing0:06:43 
12Helen Grobert (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing0:07:17 
13Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Haibike Oetztal Pro Team0:07:39 
14Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team0:08:02 
15Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus Xc Team0:08:46 
16Elisabeth Brandau (Ger)0:09:05 
17Annie Last (GBr) Novus Omx Pro Team0:09:17 
18Eva Lechner (Ita) Luna Pro Team0:09:18 
19Adelheid Morath (Ger) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc0:09:24 
20Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing0:09:51 
21Sandra Walter (Can)0:10:25 
22Sabine Spitz (Ger)0:10:56 
23Anne Terpstra (Ned) Ghost Factory Racing0:12:09 
24Rebecca Beaumont (Can)0:13:00 
25Raiza Goulao-Henrique (Bra)0:14:33 
26Perrine Clauzel (Fra) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc  
27Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing  
28Marine Groccia (Swi)  
29Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Rose Vaujany Fueled By Ultrasports  
30Larissa Connors (USA)  
31Cindy Montambault (Can)  
32Evelyn Dong (USA)  
33Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Haibike Oetztal Pro Team  
34Elyse Nieuwold (Can)  
35Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Focus Xc Team  
36Haley Smith (Can)  
37Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc  
38Jena Greaser (USA)  
39Heather Gray (Can)  
40Iryna Popova (Ukr) Bps Mtb Team  
41Alexis Skarda (USA)  
DNFMaghalie Rochette (Can) Luna Pro Team  
DNSRose Grant (USA)  
DNSNina Wrobel (Ger)  
Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annika Langvad (Den) Specialized Racing926 pts
2Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team870 
3Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team630 
4Emily Batty (Can) Trek Factory Racing Xc625 
5Jenny Rissveds (Swe) Scott-Odlo Mtb Racing Team550 
6Rebecca Henderson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing Xc519 
7Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team494 
8Linda Indergand (Swi) Focus Xc Team493 
9Helen Grobert (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing490 
10Alessandra Keller (Swi) Stöckli Pro Team475 
11Sabine Spitz (Ger)470 
12Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing423 
13Jolanda Neff (Swi) Stöckli Pro Team410 
14Yana Belomoina (Ukr) Cst Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team388 
15Chloe Woodruff (USA)374 
16Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) Kross Racing Team356 
17Adelheid Morath (Ger) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc342 
18Eva Lechner (Ita) Luna Pro Team325 
19Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team308 
20Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Haibike Oetztal Pro Team307 
21Elisabeth Brandau (Ger)304 
22Tanja Zakelj (Slo) Unior Tools Team299 
23Perrine Clauzel (Fra) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc292 
24Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing264 
25Erin Huck (USA) Scott-3Rox Racing260 
26Esther Suss (Swi) Wheeler Pro Team258 
27Barbara Benko (Hun) Focus Xc Team241 
28Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Haibike Oetztal Pro Team240 
29Raiza Goulao-Henrique (Bra)234 
30Anne Terpstra (Ned) Ghost Factory Racing231 
31Daniela Campuzano (Mex)228 
32Sandra Walter (Can)211 
33Karla Stepanova (Cze)178 
34Alexandra Engen (Swe) Ghost Factory Racing176 
35Githa Michiels (Bel) Versluys Team170 
36Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Rose Vaujany Fueled By Ultrasports165 
37Irina Kalentyeva (Rus) Moebel Maerki Mtb Pro Team161 
38Annie Last (GBr) Novus Omx Pro Team152 
39Hanna Klein (Ger)144 
40Chengyuan Ren (Chn) China Jiangsu Zgl Mtb Team140 
41Sabrina Enaux (Fra)132 
42Marine Groccia (Swi)120 
43Kate Fluker (NZl)114 
44Larissa Connors (USA)111 
45Katarzyna Solus-Miskowicz (Pol)108 
46Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Focus Xc Team104 
47Mary Mcconneloug (USA)97 
48Jovana Crnogorac (Srb)96 
49Haley Smith (Can)93 
50Katrin Leumann (Swi)91 
51Cindy Montambault (Can)87 
52Mariske Strauss (RSA) Novus Omx Pro Team87 
53Estelle Boudot (Fra)85 
54Peta Mullens (Aus)81 
55Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex)81 
56Julie Bresset (Fra) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc76 
57Evelyn Dong (USA)76 
58Rebecca Beaumont (Can)75 
59Ekateryna Anoshina (Rus)70 
60Ariane Kleinhans (Swi)57 
61Iryna Popova (Ukr) Bps Mtb Team55 
62Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc54 
63Samara Sheppard (NZl)50 
64Nadine Rieder (Ger)50 
65Ingrid Richter (Ger)42 
66Cherie Vale (RSA) Novus Omx Pro Team41 
67Elyse Nieuwold (Can)38 
68Margot Moschetti (Fra) Cst Superior Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team38 
69Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Raboliv32 
70Jitka Skarnitzlova (Cze)31 
71Jena Greaser (USA)30 
72Heather Gray (Can)29 
73Florence Darbellay (Swi)29 
74Alexis Skarda (USA)27 
75Mio Suemasa (Jpn)27 
76Karen Hill (Aus)25 
77Nataliia Krompets (Ukr) Isd Mtb Team23 
78Kim Hurst (NZl)23 
79Myra Moller (NZl)21 
80Michelle Vorster (Nam)20 
81Kanako Kobayashi (Jpn)20 
82Monika Zur (Pol) Bh-Sr Suntour-Kmc20 
83Kerry Macphee (GBr)19 
84Ping Yao (Chn)18 
85Marta Pastore (Ita)17 
86Aida Nuno Palacio (Spa)15 
87Serena Calvetti (Ita)15 
88Maxine Filby (GBr)14 

 

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