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Commonwealth Games MTB Women’s XC Full Results – Pendrel Wins Gold, Batty Silver + Historic PODIUM Photos

by pedalmag.com

Historic Canadian Games podium (l-r) Batty 2nd, Pendrel 1st, Henderson 3rd  ©  Guy Swarbrick
July 29, 2014 (Glasgow, Scotland) – Canada’s Catharine Pendrel claimed a decisive gold in the Women’s MTB XC race as her teammate Emily Batty battled with Rebecca Henderson (Aus) to claim the silver for a historic Canadian 1-2 finish at the Commonwealth Games.

Pendrel wins GOLD  ©  Guy Swarbrick

Pendrel established a gap on the first lap of six following an 800m start loop and never looked back while Batty was in a tight battle with Henderson throughout the race. Pendrel had a brief stop for mechanical check on the final lap with a 1-min lead, and then sailed in for the GOLD maintaining Canada’s dominant position at the Commonwealth Games for women’s xc.

Batty attacks Henderson for the silver  ©  Guy Swarbrick

Batty battled with Henderson and the attacked on the final lap gapping her rival who couldn’t respond as she crossed the finish line to capture the silver medal for Canada.

Batty, Pendrel and Henderson... now that's a finish we like  ©  Guy Swarbrick

At the Games in Manchester (UK) in 2002 it was Chrissy Redden taking the gold, while the legendary Marie-Hélène Prémont topped the podium in 2006 at Melbourne (AUS) winning gold, with teammate Kiara Bisaro claiming the bronze.

Pendrel (r) and Batty celebrate gold and silver  ©  Guy Swarbrick


1. Catharine Pendrel (Can) 1:39:29
2. Emily Batty (Can) 1:10
3. Rebecca Henderson (Aus) 1:22
4. Annie Last (Eng) 3:05
5. Alice Barnes (Eng) 3:58
6. Karen Hanlen (Nzl) 4:02
7. Lee Craigie (Sco) 4:07
8. Kate Fluker (Nzl) 5:27
9. Bethany Crumpton (Eng) 6:35
10. Mariske Strauss (Rsa) 7:48
11. Jessie Roberts (Sco) 8:03
12. Peta Mullens (Aus) 9:37
13. Kerry Macphee (Sco) 10:19
14. Tory Thomas (Aus) 13:03
15. Claire Oakley (Nir) 18:58
16. Vera Adrian (Nam)  – 1 Lap
17. Retha Harding (Swz) – 1 Lap
DNF Aurelie Halbwach (Mri)
DNF Joyce Nyaruri (Ken)
DNF Mary Mburu (Ken)
DNF Mary Wanjiku Muchina (Ken)

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