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