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Bessette rides to two podiums in European season debut

Lyne Bessette

Lyne Bessette (Image credit: Mani Wollner)

After a frustrating start to her World Cup campaign, Team Garneau’s Lyne Bessette has found her European legs in a big way. On consecutive days last weekend Lyne scored impressive podium finishes, racing in heavy, muddy conditions brought on by snow storms that have pummelled Europe over the past week.

After a great start in the Hooglede World Cup, December 31, Bessette chased down early leader and defending world champion Hanka Kupfernagel to finish third on the day. Bessette returned to the podium Sunday with a second place in the Grand Prix du Nouvel-An in Pétange, Luxemburg. On a muddy course more mountain bikey than most European ‘cross tracks, Lyne slotted in behind Marianne Vos.