Pendrel leads Luna train to one-two finish at Fontana US Pro XCT

Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) showed why she is the reigning the World Cup series champion last season. While she rode with teammate Georgia Gould for a lap, not event the mighty Gould could stay with Pendrel on the long climb up the mountain. Gould finished a strong second followed by Lea Davison (Specialized), who continued her amazing comeback from hip surgery.

Newly signed Trek-Subaru rider Emily Batty took fourth place with a nearly flawless ride. Former Canadian champion and World Cup winner Marie-Helene Premont came down to test her legs and finished fifth.

"The course was in awesome condition. They had some rain," said Pendrel. "The first race it's nice to know you have legs. It's OK to feel good in training but it's nice to test it out."

While Pendrel's emphasis will be on World Cup racing again this year, she will mix it up with some Pro XCT races and the Whiskey 50, which will be her first 50-miler. She'll race next at the Sea Otter Classic on April 16.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team1:43:21
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team0:01:15
3Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing0:02:42
4Emily Batty (Can) Subaru-Trek0:04:15
5Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain0:05:59
6Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Trek0:06:53
7Chloe Forsman (USA) BMC Development0:08:07
8Amanda Sin (Can)0:09:03
9Judy Freeman (USA) Kenda / Felt0:10:22
10Amanda Carey (USA) Kenda / Felt0:10:45
11Krista Park (USA)0:11:14
12Zephanie Blasi (USA)0:13:32
13Katherine Sherwin (USA)0:13:52
14Sarah Kaufmann (USA)0:14:53
15Carolyn Popovic (USA)0:15:33
16Lydia Tanner (USA)0:18:07
17Laura Bietola (Can)0:18:18
18Nina Baum (USA)0:19:44
19Erica Zaveta (USA)0:20:08
20Erica Tingey (USA)0:20:51
21Aleksandra Mooradian (Pol)0:22:06
22Sarah Maile (USA)0:22:09
23Danelle Kabush (Can)0:22:34
24Kristina Laforge (Can)0:23:51
25Deyanira Guerrero (Mex)0:24:56
26Shannon Gibson (USA)0:26:05
27Rebecca Beaumont (Can)0:29:22
28Linnea Koons (USA)0:30:03
DNFAnna Fortner (USA)Row 28 - Cell 2
DNFKelsy Bingham (USA)Row 29 - Cell 2


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