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Andrea Waldis won the Clif Pro Team's first track competition, the UCI Swiss Omnium. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 03/20/2017
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Legendary Clif Pro athlete Katerina Nash captured the bronze medal at the World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg, won by Belgian Sanne Cant (Marianne Vos took second place). 23-year old Canadian Maghalie Rochette had a breakthrough performance to secure fifth place. Eva Lechner showed her form and confidence is back with her aggressive riding toward sixth place. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 01/30/2017
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Posting consistent results and two wins this cyclocross season, Katerina Nash finished the UCI World Cup in third overall, after her seventh place at the Hoogerheide finals. Clif Pro teammate Eva Lechner also has raced extremely well, finishing in fifth overall after her 14th place at the finals. Canadian national 'cross champion Maghalie Rochette also made the trip to Hoogerheide in preparation for the world championships. The 24-year old raced powerfully and finished in 18th place. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 01/23/2017
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Katerina Nash took second place at the UCI World Cup cyclocross in Fiuggi, on an intense and slippery course. Newly crowned multi-time Italian national 'cross champ Eva Lechner led out the field on the first lap, but after some small falls managed to finish in fifth place. Marianne Vos won the race in solo fashion. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 01/16/2017
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Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 01/16/2017
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Clif Pro Team athlete Hannah Rae Finchamp started the new year off with a stellar 3rd place result at the US U-23 Cyclocross Nationals in snowy Hartford, CT. In the 37 rider field, Ellen Noble won the race for her second straight title, and Emma White took second after a major battle. Hannah prevailed in a battle of her own for third place, and topped Hannah Arensman in a duel to the finish.

Hannah had warmed up earlier in the week with a big victory at the the collegiates and a hot lap in the Clif Bar team relay. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 01/09/2017
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Battling with the world's top cyclocross racers, Katerina Nash prevailed to win the Namur World Cup in Belgium. Eva Lechner finished just 12 seconds behind Katerina towards second place. World Cup overall leader Sophie De Boer followed in third in a race that featured many mechanicals and bike changes. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 12/19/2016
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Maghalie Rochette truly knows how to win big bike races, and she confirmed this by taking both days at the UCI Supercup Cyclocross in NY, the third round of the Supercross series in the northeast US.

Clif Pro Team's intrepid "Mag Wheel" has now won four out of her last five events contended, including the Canadian National Cyclocross Championship three weeks ago. She is now leading the UCI Northeast Supercross Series.

Photo: Dave McElwaine Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 11/21/2016
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After winning the Canadian CX National title, Mag 'Wheels' Rochette rolled to a second straight victory at the Verge Northampton International Cyclocross event in Massachusetts. Now in its 26th year, the Northampton event remains the oldest UCI race (C-2) in the U.S. and is a favorite among CX feverish New Englanders.

Photo: Angela Dixon - Cyclocross Magazine
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Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 11/14/2016
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Maghalie Rochette won the Canadian National Cyclocross Championships in Sherbrooke, QC., bringing her lifelong dream to fruition.

photo: Pasquale Stalteri Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 11/07/2016
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Hannah Rae Finchamp has topped off her stellar 2016 season by winning both the cross country and short track titles at the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 10/24/2016
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Maghalie Rochette caught the “Cross Fever’ again, taking a strong fourth place on Day 1 and fifth on Day 2 at the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Massachusetts. Ellen Noble won Day 1 and Helen Wyman took Day 2 at the race known as the “New England Worlds”.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 10/17/2016
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Catharine Pendrel and the LUNA Pro Team got the icing on the cake, both winning the UCI World Cup overall after Pendrel's solid third place result at the Andorra World Cup finals. Italian champ Eva Lechner finished in 22nd (for 19th overall), and young Swiss rider Andrea Waldis rode to 13th in the U-23 race (finishing in 10th overall). Czech star Katerina Nash did not race in Andorra, but still finished 7th in the UCI World Cup series overall.
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 09/05/2016
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Catharine Pendrel wins bronze medal in Rio Olympics! Katerina Nash also had a great ride and finished in 5th place. Italian LUNA Pro Eva Lechner respectably took 18th place despite a crash and ongoing back problems. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 08/25/2016
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Before thousands of hometown fans, Catharine Pendrel took home the gold medal at the UCI World Cup cross country in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada. Katerina Nash also had an amazing race to 5th place in one of her favorite venues (where she has won before). Georgia Gould finished 14th and Italian Eva Lechner rolled into 18th, helping the LUNA Pro Team retain their #1 overall team UCI World Cup ranking with one left to go.

Photo: Matt DeLorme Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 08/08/2016
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LUNA’s current Canadian national champion Catharine Pendrel won the opening round of the Mountain Bike Canada Cup cross-country series at the Bear Mountain Resort on Vancouver Island. She won by 1:19 over rival Emily Batty. Erin Huck was third.

Photo: @RideGradient Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 03/07/2016
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Georgia Gould finished second at the CO State CX Championships in epic wintry conditions, complete with snow and ice. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 12/15/2014
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Katerina Nash took fourth at the European Elite Mountain Bike Championships. In the team medal tally including Trials Competition, Czech Republic was third overall. The popular four day event attracted over 40,000 spectators, according to organizers. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 06/24/2013
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Katerina Nash took second place, Catharine Pendrel was sixth, and Georgia Gould finished 22nd at the UCI World Cup in Italy. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 06/17/2013
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Suzie Snyder won her second consecutive Monstercross race in Virginia, riding her Orbea mountain bike (instead of a cross bike) Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 02/26/2013
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Terra Castro was 12th at the end of the day at the Boulder 70.3 Half Ironman, after a great swim and her PR for the bike leg.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Running, Pro Team Race, Road race, Swimming, Triathlon
– by LUNA_admin on 08/06/2012
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Catharine Pendrel won her second World Cup of the season, closing in on the overall title. Katerina Nash and Georgia Gould were 13th and 14th respectively. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 08/15/2011
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Shonny "V" won XTERRA East Championship in Richmond, VA, erasing a 2 minute deficit out of the water with the fastest bike and run legs. Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, XTerra
– by Shonny Vanlandingham on 06/13/2011
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Cross Nationals and Cross Revenge

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Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 11/12/2010
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 08/31/2010
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You win some, you lose some.  But there are always good moments to be found, like climbing the Col de Cou with the team and enjoying some home baked goodies brought by Katerina from her home in Czech.

Zak enjoys a honey cake

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/26/2010
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/20/2010
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Geoff gets into Luna Chixing the guys as we ride into the top ten overall on days 5 & 6.  Did I mention the Single track is awesome?
Great shots by Patrick Grahm at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lungsnot

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/05/2010
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BC Bike Race: An awesome Epic adventure with fellow Canadian National Champ Geoff Kabush.  Shinny new xtr on my Orbea Oiz, Luna Protein bars, ClifBlocks and shots a plenty and lots of oh so sweet singletrack.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/05/2010
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May ends with a blast!  On the 29th I raced the first ever Nimby Fifty in Pemberton, British Columbia.  The course offered riders over an hour of single track climbing with 101 switchbacks before sending them down Whistler-like descents, back up and back down again.  Over 180 riders participated with a strong field of 38 women including Canadian cyclocross star Wendy Simms.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/14/2010
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Luna 1 & 2, Top team and Leading the World Cup series.  I don’t think you could ask for a better 5 days in Germany!
Thank you Waldek and Chris for your work behind the scenes. 

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 05/25/2010
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 05/10/2010
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England and sunny skies? A phenomenal course and the Luna train on a podium mission.
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 05/10/2010
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A very brief look at Sea Otter and the trip to Europe with volcanic delays Read More »
Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 05/10/2010
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After a long and spectacular season I want to thank Waldek, Chris and Zeph as well as all our families for your hard work and understanding of a hectic travel schedule!

(Thanks to Rob Jones for the great photos and coverage on canadiancyclist.com)

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 09/21/2009
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Ahh. Perspective.  I had a solid race finishing 6th at the World Championships.  Where as the last two years this result was exciting, coming off a consistently top 5 season, this year it was a little disappointing. The reliable outcome of finishing outside my expectations though is it gets me fired up for the next event; a world cup in Switzerland Sunday.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 09/07/2009
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The team relay is one of the funnest events in mtb racing.  It’s one of the few chances we get as xc riders to race as a team and this helps you dig to put out the best rides you can.  Canberra, Australia offered a fast and technically challenging course for each nations best to go head to head on at this year’s World Championships.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 09/01/2009
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The US Cup Series wrapped up this weekend in Windham, New York with lots of podiums for the Luna team.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 08/18/2009
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 08/10/2009
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How expectations change

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 08/03/2009
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I’ve been racing in MSA, Quebec since I started racing elite nationally in 2004.  It was always one of my favourite venues and a course I could do well on with its steep demanding climbs and fast rugged descents. Sunday topped all my other race days in Sainte Anne with my first World cup win of the Season and sharing the podium with teammate Katerina Nash.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/27/2009
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/11/2009
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/10/2009
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The BCBR has lived up to its reputation.  The trails and coastal scenery have been unreal. I was spoiled to have such a great teammate in Katerina, getting to ride fast through all the fun challenging trails and then going back to our RV where Zeph would prep our bikes for the next Day, Sarah would have some gourmet food prepared and Waldek would have his massage table out and ready for us.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 07/04/2009
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2 days into a 7 day stage race and I’m feeling pretty good, but definitely see how it’s going to get tougher!

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/29/2009
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I finally placed in the top-5 at a national level elite mountain bike race.  I never would of guessed it would be in Engelberg in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike
– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/29/2009
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For the next three weeks I’ll be racing in Europe, based out of Kirchzarten, Germany, as a part of a USAC development camp.  First up is a Racer Bikes Cup (formerly Swiss Cup) in Winterthur, Switzerland.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike
– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/19/2009
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This year racing has been exciting, fast and tactical.  The US Cup in Colorado Springs was no exception with Cyclocross national champ Katie Compton joining the mix, racers like Katerina Nash coming into form and Alison Dunalp racing her first National Series short track race since retiring at the end of the 2004 season.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/15/2009
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Tags: Bike Racing, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/03/2009
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– by Catharine Pendrel on 06/03/2009
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Fast racing and getting a taste of the Podium as well as the waffles and turnovers in belgium.

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Tags: Bike Racing, Pro Team Race
– by Catharine Pendrel on 05/20/2009
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Five days of racing over 6,000 feet = good training and butt kicking. I decided to up the challenge this year and am now two days into the Tour of the Gila in Silver City, NM. 

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Tags: Bike Racing
– by Catharine Pendrel on 05/08/2009
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That’s how it’s been going these days. Things have been going well the last few weeks: weather has been fantastic, road and trails have been in great shape and I’ve been whipping up some delicious food items in my spare time. This year I’ve been getting out for some more group rides and have been enjoying the Tuesday-Thursday rides from Peloton Cycles- they are short but hard (and they leave at 11:07- don’t ask me why). Ben has been consistently kicking my butt on all our training rides, and that has been helping me to dig deep. And when you dig deep, you have to eat cookies… (My lame attempt at weaving in a cookie recipe).

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Tags: Bike Racing
– by LUNA_admin on 03/07/2009
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Tags: Bike Racing, Cyclocross Race, Running, Mountain Bike, Pro Team Race
– by LUNA_admin on 02/13/2009