Catharine Pendrel victorious at World Cup in Belgium

Canadian Mountain Biker Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, British Columbia found her winning ways today in the second UCI World Cup of the 2012 season, in Houffalize, Belgium.

Pendrel, the reigning World Champion, finished the 24.44 km course in 1:31:15, with a lead of over 45 seconds on second place Julie Bresset of France.

Emily Batty of Brooklin, ON (Team Subaru-Trek) is continuing on her successful season, taking the seventh place, while Marie-Hélène Prémont of Chateau Richer, QC took the 14th place.

In the men’s race, Geoff Kabush of Courtenay, BC (Team SCOTT-3RoxRacing) finished in 11th place, his top result this season.

RESULTS – CROSS-COUNTRY – 2012 UCI WORLD CUP – HOUFFALIZE, BEL

ELITE WOMEN
1. PENDREL Catharine CAN (LUNA PRO TEAM) 1:31:15
2. BRESSET Julie FRA (BH – SR SUNTOUR – PEISEY VALLANDRY) +0:48
3. WLOSZCZOWSKA Maja POL (CCC POLKOWICE) +1:24
4. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline* FRA (RABOBANK GIANT OFFROAD TEAM) +1:30
5. KLEMENCIC Blaza SLO (FELT OETZTAL X – BIONIC TEAM) +1:50

ELITE MEN
1. ABSALON Julien FRA (ORBEA RACING TEAM) 1:30:22
2. SCHURTER Nino SUI (SCOTT – SWISSPOWER MTB RACING TEAM) +0:38
3. FONTANA Marco Aurelio ITA (CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING) +1:03
4. STANDER Burry RSA (SPECIALIZED RACING) +1:20
5. FUMIC Manuel GER (CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING) +1:34

JUNIOR MEN

1. SEIGLE Romain – FRA (DEFINITIVE SPECTRA.TEC ASPTT) 1:05:07
2. FRISCHKNECHT Andri – SUI (SCOTT – SWISSPOWER MTB RACING TEAM) +0:40
3. SWENSON Keegan (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) +0:45
4. CAROD Titouan – FRA (SCOTT LES SAISIES) +0:49
5. KORETZKY Victor – FRA (BIKEPARK.CH SCOTT) +0:51

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