Catharine Pendrel Wins UCI MTB Worlds XC Elite Women’s GOLD – Comment & Photos
Pendrel brings home the GOLD. © Michal Cerveny
September 03, 2011 (Champery, Switzerland) – Here a few photos of Catharine Pendrel who won her first ever MTB Worlds gold for Canada in the 31.8km Elite Women’s XC race at the 2011 UCI MTB World Championships in Champery, Switzerland on Saturday. Her best previous placing at the MTB Worlds was 4th at home in Mont Ste-Anne last year. It was emotional day for the 3x National Champ and multi-WCup winner…
“I finally did it,” said Pendrel in a phone interview with Pedal after the race. “It’s a very emotional day, I’ve wanted this for a while. A good start was critical and I wanted to be first or second coming into the first descent. I was second behind Wloszczowska and things unfolded from there…” – full interview with Pendrel and more coverage coming – full results HERE.
Pendrel in rainbow jersey © Michal Cerveny
Elite Women's XC final podium (l-r) Wloszczowska 2nd, Pendrel 1st, Lechner 3rd. © Michal Cerveny
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