Riders sponsored by Maxxis took all five top spots in women’s cross country at the World Cup in Mont Sainte Anne, held June 22-24. The Luna Pro Team’s Catharine Pendrel took the victory, with teammate Georgia Gould in second place, Marie-Helene Premont in third, Luna’s Katerina Nash in fourth and Multivan Merida’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa in fifth place.
Pendrel was not in the lead at the beginning of the race, but adapted and made steady progress throughout the event. “I realized I wasn’t riding the course as well as I could early on. I was attacking the obvious sections, but not the unobvious sections. I knew that I had to find seconds where I could, and that became my focus,” she told cyclingnews.com. Gould, who held the front spot for much of the race, was hindered by a leg cramp in the next-to-last lap. Pendrel also won at Mont Sainte Anne in 2011 and leads the current overall women’s cross country standings.
Other riders on Maxxis also achieved excellent results at Mont Sainte Anne. Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar was second in men’s downhill and is second in the overall standings. After aggressive chasing throughout the race, Multivan Merida’s Jose Antonio Hermida took second place in men’s cross country. “I’m happy. After a hard season and struggling the first part with physical problems, it’s a good feeling to be back,” Hermida told cyclignnews.com.
Maxxis congratulates Catharine Pendrel on her victory and thanks all of these riders for their fine performances.
Source: Maxxis Newsroom