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Pendrel finishes first in World Cup action

Kamloops cyclist in top mountain biking spot a third time
September 6, 2016 9:09 A.M.
Catharine Pendrell returns after Olympic Games in Rio in August.

Catharine Pendrel did it again over the weekend, coming from behind Sunday to reach the podium..

Pendrel won the women’s cross-country biking World Cup in Andorra, even after finishing third and in the last round of the series. She accumulated enough points — 1,030 over the course of the season — to take her third overall World Cup title.

She arrived home in Kamloops late Monday feeling, well, on top of the world. It was an incredibly hard race in tough conditions, she said.

“It felt really great,” Pendrel told CBC Kamloops. “It’s always great to end the season on such a positive note.”

Once again, she crashed early in the race. It rained on the high-altitude course overnight, affecting conditions, she said.


She said she plans to go another year in competition, then take it year by year after 2017.

Denmark’s Annika Langvad came second with 1,006 points on the World Cup circuit. Emily Batty finished third with 710 points.

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