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Pendrel 2nd & Batty 4th in Elite Women’s WCup XCO#4 @ MSA – Full Results, Standings, PHOTOS + Interview

by pedalmag.com
Pendrel brings it home  ©
August 02, 2015   (Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – Canada’s Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro) claimed second and Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) took 4th, putting two Canucks on the Elite Women’s final podium as fans cheered them on at fabled MSA, round 4 of the 2015 UCI MTB World Cup XCO.

Women's top 3 podium (l-r) Pendrel, Neff, Prevot  ©

Jolanda Neff (SUI) Stoeckli Pro won the 22.5km, 6-lap, getting away on the first lap and opening up a solid gap. Pendrel had a slow start but quickly asserted herself taking over second place. Neff suffered several crashes along the way but still held on for a solid victory as Pendrel cut the deficit from 1:25 down to 0:34 at the finish. Apparently Neff fainted this morning prior to the start, banged her head and was out cold for about 30s, but was still ok to start.

Batty at the finish  ©

Reigning road worlds champ, Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Raboliv on the comeback trail, finished 5th with legendary Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Nor) Multivan Merida Biking Team in 5th – full results and standings below.

Pendrel and Batty  ©

Pendrel and Batty Interview

Batty and Pendrel at the finish  ©  Peter Kraiker
Batty Fans  ©  Peter Kraiker



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