May 31, 2015 (Albstadt, GER) – Reigning MTB Worlds champ, Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team grabbed another podium spot taking 3rd with Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) also on the podium in fourth at round #2 of the UCI MTB World Cup XC in Albstadt, Germany.
Today’s winner, Jolanda Neff (Sui) Stoeckli Pro Team, attacked on the first lap of the 30.16km race – 0.76km Start Loop + 7 4.2km laps – and never looked back as Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team battled with Pendrel and out-sprinted her for second at that finish.
Batty who had a strong start was in the second chase group and attacked near the end to claim her first WCup podium of the season.
1. Jolanda Neff (Sui) Stoeckli Pro Team 1:36:07
2. Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team 0:28
3. Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team 0:30
4. Emily Batty (Can) Trek Factory Racing 1:16
5. Maya Wloszczowska (Pol) Kross Racing Team 1:27
6. Helen Grobert (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing 1:41
7. Irina Kalentyeva (Rus) Moebel Maerki MTB Pro Team 1:44
8. Rebecca Henderson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 1:59
9. Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Racing 2:09
10. Esther Suss (Sui) Wheeler – IXS Team 2:18
11. Sabine Spitz (Ger) 2:36
12. Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Habitat Mountainbike Team 3:04
13. Linda Indergand* (Sui) Focus XC Team 3:14
14. Annika Langvad (Den) Specialized Racing 3:35
15. Githa Michiels (Bel) Versluys Team 3:51
38. Sandra Walter (Can) Team Canada 11:15
41. Mikaela Kofman (Can) Scott-3 Rox Racing – 1 lap
57. Cindy Montambault (Can) Team Canada – 3 laps