Pendrel races to her first world championship title

Catharine Pendrel won a gold medal for Canada at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Champery, Switzerland, on Saturday afternoon. It the first world title of Pendrel's career and the first elite women's cross country title for Canada since Alison Sydor won in 1996. Maia Wloszczowska (Poland) finished second and Eva Lechner (Italy) was third.

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Full Results
1Catharine Pendrel (Canada)1:46:14
2Maja Wloszczowska (Poland)0:00:28
3Eva Lechner (Italy)0:01:36
4Irina Kalentieva (Russian Federation)0:02:05
5Nathalie Schneitter (Switzerland)0:03:27
6Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Norway)0:03:50
7Rosara Joseph (New Zealand)0:04:24
8Emily Batty (Canada)0:04:35
9Marie-Helene Premont (Canada)0:05:01
10Lea Davison (United States of America)0:05:52
11Heather Irmiger (United States of America)0:06:22
12Alexandra Engen (Sweden)0:07:07
13Blaza Klemencic (Slovenia)0:07:31
14Katerina Nash (Czech Republic)0:08:02
15Mary McConneloug (United States of America)0:08:09
16Vera Andreeva (Russian Federation)0:08:23
17Sabine Spitz (Germany)0:08:46
18Elisabeth Osl (Austria)0:08:54
19Cécile Ravanel (France)0:09:28
20Georgia Gould (United States of America)0:09:39
21Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Poland)0:10:01
22Katrin Leumann (Switzerland)0:10:11
23Hanlen Karen (New Zealand)0:10:21
24Tanja Zakelj (Slovenia)0:10:37
25Sabrina Enaux (France)0:10:54
26Katarzyna Solus-Miskowiez (Poland)0:11:15
27Sarah Koba (Switzerland)0:11:47
28Rie Katayama (Japan)0:11:51
29Laura Metzler (France)0:12:08
30Jean Ann Berkenpas (Canada)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Catherine Vipond (Canada)0:13:09
32Magdalena Sadlecka (Poland)0:13:39
33Janka Stevkova (Slovakia)0:13:45
34Esther Süss (Switzerland)0:13:46
35Amanda Sin (Canada)0:14:23
36Elisabeth Brandau (Germany)0:15:00
37Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Switzerland)-1lap
38Nina Homovec (Slovenia)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Qinglan Shi (People's Republic of China)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Katherine Compton (United States of America)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Noelia Rodriguez (Argentina)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Judy Freeman (United States of America)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Adelheid Morath (Germany)-2laps
44Pavla Havlikova (Czech Republic)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Krista Park (United States of America)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Katherine O'shea (Australia)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Nataliya Krompets (Ukraine)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Annika Langvad (Denmark)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spain)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Anja Gradl (Germany)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mexico)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Maaris Meier (Estonia)-3laps
53Lee Craigie (Great Britain)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Viviana Andrea Maya Tabares (Colombia)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Sandra Santanyes Murillo (Spain)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Roberta Kelly Stopa (Brazil)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Alexandra Gabriela Serrano Rodriguez (Ecuador)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Elisa Maria Garcia (Chile)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Yu Xin (People's Republic of China)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Gabriela Vargas (Chile)-4laps
DNSLene Byberg (Norway)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNSAnna Szafraniec (Poland)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNSAnna Villar Argente (Spain)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNSHanna Klein (Germany)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNSPavlina Sulcova (Czech Republic)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNSCarina Kirssi (Finland)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNSAnn Berglund (Sweden)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNSAndrea Kirsic (Croatia)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNSLiliana Alejandra Uzcategui Vasquez (Venezuela)Row 68 - Cell 2
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Teams
1Canada165pts
2United States of America147Row 1 - Cell 3
3Poland134Row 2 - Cell 3
4Switzerland129Row 3 - Cell 3
5France110Row 4 - Cell 3
6Slovenia108Row 5 - Cell 3
7Russian Federation102Row 6 - Cell 3
8New Zealand92Row 7 - Cell 3
9Germany87Row 8 - Cell 3
10Czech Republic64Row 9 - Cell 3
11Italy58Row 10 - Cell 3
12Norway55Row 11 - Cell 3
13Sweden49Row 12 - Cell 3
14Austria43Row 13 - Cell 3
15Japan33Row 14 - Cell 3
16Slovakia28Row 15 - Cell 3
17People’s Republic of China24Row 16 - Cell 3
18Argentina20Row 17 - Cell 3
19Spain18Row 18 - Cell 3
20Australia15Row 19 - Cell 3
21Ukraine14Row 20 - Cell 3
22Denmark13Row 21 - Cell 3
23Mexico10Row 22 - Cell 3
24Estonia9Row 23 - Cell 3
25Great Britain8Row 24 - Cell 3
26Colombia7Row 25 - Cell 3
27Brazil5Row 26 - Cell 3
28Ecuador4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Chile4Row 28 - Cell 3

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.