Schurter and Batty take Bonelli Park victories

Three-time World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott-ODLO Mtb Racing Team) took the early lead and parlayed it to victory in the Bonelli Park US Cup race, holding a slim lead at the line over runner-up Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain Bicycles), with Spaniard Sergio Mantecon (Trek) in third.

Although Cannondale Factory Racing’s Henrique Avancini put in the first attack, hitting out hard on the opening lap, it was Schurter who jumped away up the gravel climb to a lead that was nearly scuttled by a puncture on lap five.

Mantecon and Gagne had been working together to slowly pull back Schurter’s lead, and were helped when Schurter had to stop to change the rear puncture. Unfortunately, Schurter once again pulled away with ease toward the start of the penultimate lap. Tired from the chase, Mantecon and Gagne fought hard to keep the Swiss Champion in their sights, only to see Schurter take the win convincingly.

“It was a super tough course out there,“ said Schurter at the finish. “You have to be really careful in cornering. One mistake and you’re crashing. I like the shorter climbs so it was a perfect course for me.”

It the women's race, it was Canadians who led the way, with Emily Batty (Trek) taking a sprint victory over world champion and compatriot Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team), with Swede Jenny Rissveds (Scott-ODLO Mtb Racing Team) third.

Luna Pro Cycling’s Georgia Gould got hole shot, with Specialized’s Lea Davison charging hard just behind. The women flew around the start loop and headed out for the first of six laps. Rissveds was first to attack and establish a commanding lead over the chasing group which contained the Luna Pro contingent of Gould, Katerina Nash and Catharine Pendrel, along with Batty, Erin Huck (Scott 3 Rox) and Larissa Connors (Ridebiker Alliance).

By the second lap, with Rissveds still out front, the chase group began to come apart under the stress of an attacking Pendrel, who continued to apply pressure on the climbs. Pendrel and Batty continued to attack put the others in trouble. At the end of lap two, Pendrel managed to bring Rissveds back, with Huck tacking on at the midpoint of the race.

Pressure on the climbs saw off Huck, as Pendrel and Batty built up a commanding lead that would last until lap five. The leaders sat up for a breath, which enabled Huck to come close to rejoining, followed again by Rissveds. Just as they were about to make contact, Pendrel put in another hard effort to build up another gap on Huck during the descent, Batty again on her wheel.

The two leaders (Pendrel and Batty) seemed content to face off in a finish line sprint, where Batty made a crafty move just past the final left hand turn to come around Pendrel in a tight sprint for the win. Rissveds made it in for third, followed by Gould and Huck.

“I’ve worked so hard leading up to this,“ Batty said. “Hats off to Catharine for not making it easy! I really just had fun with it, throwing the rhythm off and dictating how I wanted it to go. I threw an attack in the corner and left it all out there.”

Full Results

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Elite Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi)1:30:21
2Raphael Gagne (Can)0:00:05
3Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa)0:00:22
4Derek Zandstra (Can)0:00:56
5Stephen Ettinger (USA)0:01:38
6Daniel Mcconnell (Aus)0:01:57
7Adam Morka (Can)0:02:12
8Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn)0:02:34
9Martin Loo (Est)0:03:10
10Russell Finsterwald (USA)0:03:57
11Fabio Hernando Castaneda Monsalve (Col)0:04:37
12Cameron Jette (Can)0:04:59
13Kerry Werner (USA)0:05:04
14Todd Wells (USA)0:05:05
15Jeremy Martin (Can)0:05:07
16Hector Riveros (Col)0:05:43
17Spencer Paxson (USA)0:05:49
18Max Plaxton (Can)0:05:54
19Keegan Swenson (USA)0:06:03
20Evan Guthrie (Can)0:06:15
21Geoff Kabush (Can)0:06:50
22Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can)0:06:58
23Antoine Caron (Can)0:07:13
24Cole Oberman (USA)0:07:45
25Benjamin Sonntag (Ger)0:07:49
26Brandon Rivera (Col)0:08:00
27Howard Grotts (USA)0:08:13
28Troy Wells (USA)0:08:19
29Thomas Sampson (USA)0:08:48
30Mitchell Bailey (Can)0:09:05
31Joseph Maloney (USA)0:11:11
32Menso De Jong (USA)0:11:41
33Mitchell Hoke (USA)0:11:52
34Julien Bourdevaire (Fra)0:12:31
35Jose Alfredo Pacheco (Mex)0:13:39
36Evan Mcneely (Can)0:14:58
37Jon Slaughter (Can)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Samuel Brehm (USA)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Ryan Woodall (USA)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Kris Sneddon (Can)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Trevor Deruise (USA)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Ken Onodera (Jpn)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Jean Louis Bourdevaire (Fra)Row 42 - Cell 2
44José Aurelio Hernandez (Mex)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Travis Woodruff (USA)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Ryan Geiger (USA)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Dana Weber (USA)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Luke Vrouwenvelder (USA)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Brodie Stringer (USA)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Guillaume Larose-Gingras (Can)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Barry Wicks (USA)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Cody Kaiser (USA)Row 51 - Cell 2
53David Flaten (USA)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Liam Earl (USA)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Ernie Watenpaugh (USA)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Elliot Reinecke (USA)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Gareth Feldstein (USA)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Sepp Kuss (USA)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Grant Ellwood (USA)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Kevin Day (USA)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Jun Matsuo (Jpn)Row 60 - Cell 2
62John Nobil (USA)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Joel Titius (USA)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Charles Faucher Robert (Can)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Lewis Gaffney (USA)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Ingvar Ómarsson ISLRow 65 - Cell 2
67Thomas Gauthier (Can)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Nick Thomas (USA)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Stuart Gonzalez (USA)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Gregy Gibson (USA)Row 69 - Cell 2
71Brad Auen (USA)Row 70 - Cell 2
72Scott Lynch (Can)Row 71 - Cell 2
73Stephane Roch (Swi)Row 72 - Cell 2
74Garrett Gerchar (USA)Row 73 - Cell 2
75Ian Wilkey (USA)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Montague Geoffrey (USA)Row 75 - Cell 2
77Robert Marion (USA)Row 76 - Cell 2
78Craig Wohlschlaeger (USA)Row 77 - Cell 2
79Jt Toepel (USA)Row 78 - Cell 2
80Jesse Kelly (USA)Row 79 - Cell 2
81Colby Pastore (USA)Row 80 - Cell 2
82Derek Herman (USA)Row 81 - Cell 2
83Trey Jarno (Spa)Row 82 - Cell 2
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Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emily Batty (Can)1:32:22
2Catharine Pendrel (Can)0:00:01
3Jenny Rissveds (Swe)0:00:17
4Erin Huck (USA)0:00:20
5Georgia Gould (USA)0:01:22
6Chloe Woodruff (USA)0:01:50
7Larissa Connors (USA)0:01:59
8Lea Davison (USA)0:02:46
9Katerina Nash (Cze)0:03:29
10Rebecca Henderson (Aus)0:04:47
11Rose Grant (USA)0:05:30
12Maghalie Rochette (Can)0:05:46
13Kate Courtney (USA)0:06:59
14Evelyn Dong (USA)0:07:50
15Andrea Waldis (Swi)0:09:15
16Megan Carrington (USA)0:09:42
17Amy Beisel (USA)0:13:49
18Elyse Nieuwold (Can)0:14:46
19Erin Alders (USA)0:16:22
20Alexis Skarda (USA)0:17:15
21Nina Baum (USA)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Amanda Nauman (USA)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Elizabeth White (USA)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Kaylee Blevins (USA)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Chloe Cross (Can)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Molly Throdahl (USA)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Katlyn Dundas (Can)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Kris Gross (USA)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Sarah Lynch (Can)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Megan Chinburg (USA)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Caroline Mani (Fra)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Emily Shields (USA)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Nelson Tracie (USA)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Johanne Albrigtsen (USA)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Abbey Alexaides (USA)Row 35 - Cell 2


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