Pro Team Race Reports
Pendrel fourth at Bonelli US Pro Tour #2, both races
Shot from Catharine's Garmin Virb
San Dimas, California (April 8-9th, 2017)
Coasting on high spirits from their annual photo camp, the Clif Pro Team convened for the second round of the US XC Pro Tour #2 (UCI- HC) in San Dimas, CA. This third round of the Kenda Cup West series kicked off with a warm and sunny day, and fine trail conditions.
Photo: Dave McElwaine
Catharine Pendrel managed the best results for the troop in blue, finishing fourth place in both Saturday's cross country and Sunday's short track events. Erin Huck won the cross country and Kate Courtney won the short track.
Photo: Dave McElwaine
Eva Lechner also rode strongly this early in the season, finishing fifth in the short track and seventh in the cross country.
Canadian cyclocross champion Maghalie Rochette has stayed consistent and finished in eighth in the XC and 10th in the ST. Young Haley Batten surprised her elite colleagues with a strong ninth place in the cross country and 15th in the Short Track.
Newly signed Olympian Lea Davison was eighth in the short track and 13th in the cross country.
Andrea Waldis was happy with her post-team camp performance, after taking 11th at the XC and 9th in the ST. Hannah Rae Finchamp took 17th in the XC and "left it all out there" for 11th in the Short Track.
Catharine commented about the weekend, "Had a strong start making the lead group selection (in the XC), but my body and mind were not quite race-tuned yet and I didn't have the result I was hoping for. I think you could say the team is racing into form. Highlight results were Mag and Haley for sure!
Bonelli Cross Country Results:
1 Erin Huck (U.S./Cannondale 3ROX Racing) 1:25:21
2 Kate Courtney (U.S./Specialized Factory Racing) 1:25:49
3 Emily Batty (Can/Trek Factory Racing Team) 1:26:56
4 Catharine Pendrel (Can/Clif Pro Team) 1:28:50
5 Rose Grant (U.S./Stans Notubes-Pivot Pro Team) 1:29:15
6 Haley Smith (Can/Norco Factory Team) 1:29:55
7 Eva Lechner (Italy/Clif Pro Team) 1:30:04
8 Maghalie Rochette (Can/Clif Pro Team) 1:30:07
9 Haley Batten (U.S./Clif Pro Team) 1:30:29
11 Andrea Waldis 1:32:27
13 Lea Davison 1:32:39
17 Hannah Rae Finchamp 1:37:19
Bonelli Short Track Results:
1 Kate Courtney 21:11
2 Rose Grant 21:12
3 Emily Batty 21:19
4 Catharine Pendrel 21:21
5 Eva Lechner 21:36
8 Lea Davison 21:51
9 Andrea Waldis 21:51
10 Maghalie Rochette 22:00
11 Hannah Rae Finchamp 22:00
15 Haley Batten 22:11
The next big event will be the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA on April 20-23rd.
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