Husband and wife Vipond and Hadley crowned Canada Cup Champions

Catherine Vipond (Norco Factory Team) and Matthew Hadley (Xprezo - Borsao) both won the highest honors of the Canada Cup series as the 2011 season concluded Sunday in Edmonton, Alta, with the presentation of the fourth and last race of the 2011 Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series.

Vipond and Hadley, a married couple, participated in all four events across the country this year, and have posted the best overall results of the season.

Hadley won the first two races of the season, which gave him a solid lead midway through the season. After an average placing in the third race, Hadley raced back to the podium with a third place finish on Sunday, securing the Canada Cup title.

Cameron Jette (3-Rox-Racing) took the second place with 470 points, stepping twice on the podium, in second and third places.

Evan Guthrie (Rocky Mountain Factory Team) and Léandre Bouchard (Cyclones d'Alma), two U23 riders, finished tied in third place with each 435 points. With his win on the last race in Edmonton, Guthrie won the tie breaker to give him the third and last spot on the podium, leaving Bouchard, the 2011 Canadian U23 Champion, in fourth place.

In the women's category, Vipond stepped on the podium in all four races, winning the first and last race of the season. She fought a hard and tight race the entire season alongside Jean-Ann Berkenpas with only five points differentiating the top two riders in the final standings. Berkenpas accumulated one win and two silver medals, and could have won secured the title with a win on the last stage of the series.

A total of 99 elite male mountain bikers scored points this year on the Canada Cup series in the elite races, while 38 women took part in the elite series.

In the junior races, it was no surprise to see Frédérique Trudel take the top honours in the women's category, even though she is racing her first year as a junior. Trudel, the current Canadian junior champion, started the season with two wins on her home soil in Québec before finishing second in Ontario and fourth in Edmonton. Trudel finished with a 55-point lead over both second place Catherine Fleury and third place Haley Smith. Both Fleury and Smith finished the season tied with 230 points.

Marc-Antoine Nadon topped the standings amongst the junior male riders with the maximum 300 points. Nadon, also the Canadian juniors champion, led the standings the entire season and capped off his dream season with three victories in four races.

The season started back in late May with the opening race held in Mont-Tremblant. The tour stayed in Eastern Canada with races in Baie-Saint-Paul, QC and Barrie, ON before making its way across the country for its last stop of the calendar in Edmonton, Alta.

For standings purposes, the top three results of the four races were taken into consideration.

The series celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since its inception in 1991, the Canada Cup Series produced elite athletes notably Olympians Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team), Marie-Hélène Prémont (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) and Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain), World Championships silver medallist Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) as well U23 National Champion Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek), just to name a few.

2011 Canada Cup final standings

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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Catherine Vipond555pts
2Jean Ann Berkenpas550Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sandra Walter470Row 2 - Cell 3
4Cindy Montambault370Row 3 - Cell 3
5Andréanne Pichette*365Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rébecca Beaumont*360Row 5 - Cell 3
7Valérie Meunier*290Row 6 - Cell 3
8Brandi Heisterman275Row 7 - Cell 3
9Cayley Brooks*255Row 8 - Cell 3
10Annick Chértien240Row 9 - Cell 3
11Anna Schappert225Row 10 - Cell 3
12Heather Gray220Row 11 - Cell 3
13Emily Batty200Row 12 - Cell 3
14Kristina Laforge*200Row 13 - Cell 3
15Linnea Koons195Row 14 - Cell 3
16Stéphanie* Lacoursière195Row 15 - Cell 3
17Amanda Sin175Row 16 - Cell 3
18Mical Dyck140Row 17 - Cell 3
19Mikaela Kofman140Row 18 - Cell 3
20Laura Bietola*137Row 19 - Cell 3
21Caeli Barron135Row 20 - Cell 3
22Kate Aardal120Row 21 - Cell 3
23Aleksandra Mooradian120Row 22 - Cell 3
24Bryna Blanchard115Row 23 - Cell 3
25Pepper Harleton110Row 24 - Cell 3
26Shantel Koenig100Row 25 - Cell 3
27Mandy Dreyer100Row 26 - Cell 3
28Caroline Villeneuve85Row 27 - Cell 3
29Alana Heise80Row 28 - Cell 3
30Celine Foreht75Row 29 - Cell 3
31Ashley Barson*71Row 30 - Cell 3
32Erica Bota69Row 31 - Cell 3
33Tricia Spooner66Row 32 - Cell 3
34Marjorie Lavoie*58Row 33 - Cell 3
35Sarah Moore*56Row 34 - Cell 3
36Melanie Bernier54Row 35 - Cell 3
37Susan Stepehens50Row 36 - Cell 3
38Kaitlin Michener*49Row 37 - Cell 3
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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Hadley555pts
2Cameron Jette470Row 1 - Cell 3
3Evan Guthrie*435Row 2 - Cell 3
4Léandre Bouchard*435Row 3 - Cell 3
5Peter Glassford425Row 4 - Cell 3
6Adam Morka425Row 5 - Cell 3
7Mitch Bailey*296Row 6 - Cell 3
8Evan McNeely*290Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jérémy Martin*290Row 8 - Cell 3
10Andrew L'Espérance*285Row 9 - Cell 3
11Eric Batty270Row 10 - Cell 3
12Kristofor Sneddon260Row 11 - Cell 3
13Ryan Atkins255Row 12 - Cell 3
14Steven Noble*227Row 13 - Cell 3
15Graham Torrie212Row 14 - Cell 3
16Derek Zandstra200Row 15 - Cell 3
17Sebastien Cadieux-Duval*195Row 16 - Cell 3
18Marty Lazarski195Row 17 - Cell 3
19Zachary Hughes*194Row 18 - Cell 3
20Roddi Lega187Row 19 - Cell 3
21Jamie Lamb184Row 20 - Cell 3
22Marc-André Daigle175Row 21 - Cell 3
23Tyson Wagler*172Row 22 - Cell 3
24Patrick Chartrand*168Row 23 - Cell 3
25Jared Stafford*160Row 24 - Cell 3
26Julien Fillion159Row 25 - Cell 3
27David Gonda158Row 26 - Cell 3
28Leni Trudel156Row 27 - Cell 3
29Philippe Dépault*149Row 28 - Cell 3
30Jean-Phillipe Thibault-Roberge*145Row 29 - Cell 3
31Alex Lavertu*144Row 30 - Cell 3
32Neil Schiemann144Row 31 - Cell 3
33Félix Côté*142Row 32 - Cell 3
34Étienne Moreau*133Row 33 - Cell 3
35Seamus Powell132Row 34 - Cell 3
36Jacob McClelland*130Row 35 - Cell 3
37Matthew Krahn128Row 36 - Cell 3
38Imad El-Ghazal124Row 37 - Cell 3
39Emmanuel Boily122Row 38 - Cell 3
40Pierre-Louis Chamberland*118Row 39 - Cell 3
41Antoine Caron115Row 40 - Cell 3
42Mathieu Bélanger Barrette*113Row 41 - Cell 3
43Michael Mooradian112Row 42 - Cell 3
44Stefan Widmer110Row 43 - Cell 3
45Preston Wagler*107Row 44 - Cell 3
46Tom Sampson*104Row 45 - Cell 3
47Olivier Bordeleau99Row 46 - Cell 3
48Andrew Watson95Row 47 - Cell 3
49Christopher Hamlin90Row 48 - Cell 3
50Ricky Federau85Row 49 - Cell 3
51Logan Tacoma80Row 50 - Cell 3
52Krushel Kesley*79Row 51 - Cell 3
53Tim Carleton78Row 52 - Cell 3
54Xavier Perreault*73Row 53 - Cell 3
55Gordon Jewett71Row 54 - Cell 3
56Ruan Du toit*69Row 55 - Cell 3
57Jacques Gagné68Row 56 - Cell 3
58Thomas Skinner66Row 57 - Cell 3
59Matthew Farquharson*65Row 58 - Cell 3
60Jonathan Boucher*65Row 59 - Cell 3
61Eric Emsky64Row 60 - Cell 3
62Francis Lehoux*62Row 61 - Cell 3
63Jon Slaughter*61Row 62 - Cell 3
64Olivier Robidoux*61Row 63 - Cell 3
65Maxime Lemay61Row 64 - Cell 3
66Danny Souter60Row 65 - Cell 3
67Cory Wallace58Row 66 - Cell 3
68Jonathan Cantin*57Row 67 - Cell 3
69François-Charles Dumas54Row 68 - Cell 3
70Steve Fréchette*50Row 69 - Cell 3
71Mike Garrigan49Row 70 - Cell 3
72Kyle Douglas46Row 71 - Cell 3
73Benoit Simard46Row 72 - Cell 3
74Peter Knight44Row 73 - Cell 3
75Jeremi Bussiere*44Row 74 - Cell 3
76Jon Kinsie44Row 75 - Cell 3
77Jeffery Simms43Row 76 - Cell 3
78Pierre-Yves Nadeau43Row 77 - Cell 3
79Jarred Forrest*42Row 78 - Cell 3
80Steve Caillé*42Row 79 - Cell 3
81John Burns42Row 80 - Cell 3
82Dylan Harris41Row 81 - Cell 3
83Aroussen Laflamme41Row 82 - Cell 3
84Simon Wagler*40Row 83 - Cell 3
85Eric Jeannotte38Row 84 - Cell 3
86Steven Turcotte*36Row 85 - Cell 3
87Anthony Sinyard36Row 86 - Cell 3
88Scott Lynch35Row 87 - Cell 3
89Andrew De Cal34Row 88 - Cell 3
90Micheal Van den Ham33Row 89 - Cell 3
91Kevin Massicotte*33Row 90 - Cell 3
92Patrick Mimeault32Row 91 - Cell 3
93Anton Varabei28Row 92 - Cell 3
94Simon Tremblay26Row 93 - Cell 3
95Jamie Wagler24Row 94 - Cell 3
96Guillaume Bauret*24Row 95 - Cell 3
97Justin Henri21Row 96 - Cell 3
98Benjamin Adler21Row 97 - Cell 3
99Jerome Samson20Row 98 - Cell 3
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Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kristina Laforge385pts
2Laura Bietola340Row 1 - Cell 3
3Valérie Meunier290Row 2 - Cell 3
4Andréane Lanthier-Nadeau240Row 3 - Cell 3
5Cayley Brooks220Row 4 - Cell 3
6Lauren Rosser190Row 5 - Cell 3
7Emily Flynn146Row 6 - Cell 3
8Malia Poulin137Row 7 - Cell 3
9Laurence Harvey136Row 8 - Cell 3
10Emily Fisher132Row 9 - Cell 3
11Stéphanie Vialle122Row 10 - Cell 3
12Caeli Barron99Row 11 - Cell 3
13Samantha Wagler99Row 12 - Cell 3
14Haley Smith79Row 13 - Cell 3
15Justine Morin69Row 14 - Cell 3
16Justine Desmarais64Row 15 - Cell 3
17Amanda Wakeling40Row 16 - Cell 3
18Stacey Forbes32Row 17 - Cell 3
19Sara Witzke30Row 18 - Cell 3
20Hannah Cooley29Row 19 - Cell 3
21Katlyn Dundas29Row 20 - Cell 3
22Gabrielle Dallaire29Row 21 - Cell 3
23Jessica Tripp28Row 22 - Cell 3
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Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Marc-Antoine Nadon300pts
2Alexandre Vialle270Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bretton Matthews205Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas Neron195Row 3 - Cell 3
5Antoine Perreault160Row 4 - Cell 3
6Vincent Belhumeur152Row 5 - Cell 3
7Quinn Moberg144Row 6 - Cell 3
8Samuel Tremblay130Row 7 - Cell 3
9Felix Wilberg100Row 8 - Cell 3
10Patrick Martin94Row 9 - Cell 3
11Etienne Tremblay92Row 10 - Cell 3
12Davis Ross90Row 11 - Cell 3
13Daniel Varga86Row 12 - Cell 3
14Corey Brioschi85Row 13 - Cell 3
15Philippe Paradis82Row 14 - Cell 3
16Jean-Daiel Boily80Row 15 - Cell 3
17Perre-Oliver Veillette79Row 16 - Cell 3
18Elliot Galbraith73Row 17 - Cell 3
19Gabriel Thibeault66Row 18 - Cell 3
20Merlin Dallaire56Row 19 - Cell 3
21Michael Girolametto-Prosen45Row 20 - Cell 3
22Dominic Girard43Row 21 - Cell 3
23Daniel Hill42Row 22 - Cell 3
24Alex Schmidt38Row 23 - Cell 3
25Charles-Etienne Gregoire38Row 24 - Cell 3
26Mo Lawrence37Row 25 - Cell 3
27Nicolas Sessler37Row 26 - Cell 3
28Philippe Gauthier Boudreau35Row 27 - Cell 3
29Cedric Herrmann34Row 28 - Cell 3
30Louis Dillon29Row 29 - Cell 3
31Julien Gagne28Row 30 - Cell 3
32Nicholas Bruce25Row 31 - Cell 3
33Jason LeBlanc25Row 32 - Cell 3
34Brandon Etzl25Row 33 - Cell 3
35Francis Roy25Row 34 - Cell 3
36Nicolas Bauret23Row 35 - Cell 3
37Jordon Doner21Row 36 - Cell 3
38Carl Blanchette21Row 37 - Cell 3
39Samuel Lalancette20Row 38 - Cell 3
40Anthony Barrette18Row 39 - Cell 3
41Philippe Robioux18Row 40 - Cell 3
42William Clarke17Row 41 - Cell 3
43Dominic Bolatre17Row 42 - Cell 3
44Alex Ferguson16Row 43 - Cell 3
45Alexandre Hamel16Row 44 - Cell 3
46Harrison Newediuk15Row 45 - Cell 3
47Olivier Brisson-Robinson15Row 46 - Cell 3
48Greg Van Moorsel14Row 47 - Cell 3
49William Bosivert14Row 48 - Cell 3
50Trent Meyers13Row 49 - Cell 3
51Pier-Luc Boivin13Row 50 - Cell 3
52Daniel Hope12Row 51 - Cell 3
53Ian Bagg10Row 52 - Cell 3
54Parker Wilson8Row 53 - Cell 3
55Jason Massicotte7Row 54 - Cell 3

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