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2017 Sea Otter Classic Short Track and Cross Country PHOTOS

by pedalmag.com

April 26, 2017 (Monterey, CA) – The Pro women’s and men’s mountain bike events at the Sea Otter Classic provided fasted paced and spectator friendly racing, and saw Canadians posting strong results in both the Short Track and Cross Country events.

Emily Batty  ©  Christopher Keiser
Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing XC) finished 3rd in the Pro Women’s Short track, followed closely by Haley Smith (Norco Factory Team XC) in 5th and Catharine Pendrel (Clif Pro Team) in 6th.

Geoff Kabush  ©  Christopher Keiser
On the men’s side, Geoff Kabush (Scott Sports – Maxxis) finished 3rd, one spot back from World Champion Nino Schurter (Sui) Scott-Sram MTB Racing Team, while Peter Disera (Norco Factory Team XC) finished 6th, Evan Guthrie Team Solo Evan finished 8th and reigning Canadian champ, Derek Zandstra Cannondale – 3Rox Racing, finished 9th.

Haley Smith  ©  Christopher Keiser
In the Pro Women’s Cross Country, it was Smith who was the top Canadian, finishing 4th, with Batty in 5th and Pendrel in 7th. Pedal Mag contributor Sandra Walter (Hir Cycling Canada) placed 13th.

Peter Disera  ©  Christopher Keiser
Disera was the top Canuck in the Pro Men’s event, finishing 6th in the race won by Schurter. Guthrie and Kabush finished just outside the top-10 in 11th and 12th, respectively.

Take a moment and have a look at our gallery of all the action from the Short Track and Cross Country events.

Short Track photos/results for Women here and for Men here – XC women’s results here and men’s here.

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