Fleury Drops to 4th Overall in MTB World Cup Standings After Crash in Albstadt – Report and Photos
Meeuwisse © Michal Cerveny
May 21, 2016 (Albstadt, GER) – Soren Meeuwisse (ON) Team Canada was the top Canadian finisher in the 24.6km Women’s Under-23 race on Saturday, finishing 32nd at Round 2 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Albstadt, Germany. The race included a 3.6km start loop and 5 laps of a 4.2km course.
Fleury © Michal Cerveny
Fluery © Michal Cerveny
Canada’s top-ranked rider in the race, Catherine Fleury (QC) Team Canada, was forced to drop out early in the race while in the top-10, after crashing on a descent and spraining her ankle. Fleury finished second in the first round of the World Cup.
Sina Frei © Michal Cerveny
European champion Sina Frei (JB Brunex Felt Team) of Switzerland dominated the race, finishing 34 seconds in front of Evie Richards (Great Britain). First round winner Kate Courtney (Specialized) of the United States was fourth, and retains the overall leader’s jersey with 140 points, followed by Frei at 90, then Richards and Fleury, who are tied at 70 points.
U23 W Pod © Michal Cerveny
Kate Courtney © Michal Cerveny
Meeuwisse worked her way up steadily through the field after starting on the last row. Frederique Trudel (QC) Team Canada finished two spots behind Meeuwisse in 34th, with Rachel Pageau (QC) Cyclone d’Alma/Devinci another two spots back. Laurie Arseneault (Team Canada) was 43rd.
Trudel © Michal Cerveny
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