July 07, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian MTB Team has revealed the special edition jerseys that Catharine Pendrel (BC), Emily Batty (ON), Raphael Gagne (QC), and Derek Zandstra (ON) will wear in competition at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. The MTB XCO races will be held at Hardwood Ski and Bike on July 12. More info here.
Pendrel and Batty finished first and second, respectively, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year and they are expected to medal in Toronto. Pendrel is the current MTB World Champion and is coming off of a recent World Cup third place in Lenzerheide, SUI, where Batty finished a strong seventh.
Pendrel and Gagne also recently sewed up the women’s and men’s prestigious 2015 US Cup Series overall titles in Colorado Springs two weeks ago, while Zandstra finished second overall. With such great results this season, Team Canada is expected to shine on home soil on race day. Pedal wishes the MTB squad all the best – and check back for our video with rider interviews at this special edition jersey launch.