Monday Jul 04, 2011

UCI XCO Mont Saint Anne - Results

The fourth round of the cross-country competition in UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano took place in the legendary Canadian venue of Mont-Sainte-Anne and, once again, produced some fierce battles.

One day after Canada Day celebrations, Catharine Pendrel (Luna) gave Canadian cycling fans another reason to celebrate with her victory at the only Canadian stop of the World Cup. Series leader Julie Bresset (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry) finished third behind Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon), after crashing while at the front of the race with Pendrel.

After her crash, Bresset was slow to get going again, and Kalentieva was able to bridge up to her on the fourth lap. The Russian then dropped the World Cup leader to move into second, and Bresset briefly lost control of third to Katerina Nash (Luna) when she had to stop into the pit for a rear wheel change. Marie-Hélène Prémont (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) was also close to catching her. However, Bresset was able to reel in Nash on the final half lap to hold onto to third, with Nash taking fourth and Premont fifth.

Elite Women: Bresset holds on to series lead

Pendrel remains in second in the overall standings after four rounds, 140 points behind Bresset. Premont jumped from ninth to third in the standings, at 480 points, tied on points with Lene Byberg (Specialized).

"This was one of my main goals for the season," explained Pendrel. "I had a poor start, but was able to make my way up to the leaders on the first lap. Julie [Bresset] and I got a gap on the others, and then when she crashed, I had a clear lead to the finish. Mont-Sainte-Anne is one of the hardest races in the series, so to win here is very special."

Elite Men: Kulhavy dominates

The men's cross-country race was dominated by Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized), who rode away from the rest of the field to win by nearly two minutes. In the absence of World Cup leader Julien Absalon (Orbea), Kulhavy easily resumed the lead in the standings.

While Kulhavy rode away from the rest of the field on the first lap, behind him it was carnage on the infamous 'Beatrice' rock garden descent. Almost every rider in the top-20 crashed at least once, many suffering mechanical problems, or cuts and bruises as they went tumbling down the rocks.

Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) took control of second place immediately, with four riders fighting for the remaining podium spots - World Champion Jose Hermida (Multivan-Merida), Mathias Flückiger (Trek World Racing), Florian Vogel (Scott-Swisspower) and Burry Stander

(Specialized). The four rode consistently together until Stander crashed heavily on Beatrice on lap three, and dropped off the back of the chase group to limp home in sixth.

Hermida, who won the world title here last year, was conserving energy, and attacked very hard with a lap and a half to go, moving into third for the final lap, and almost catching Schurter in second at the line. Flückiger and Vogel rounded out the top-five.

"I knew that it would be better to be front," explained Kulhavy, "so that I could avoid the traffic that would be a problem at the Beatrice. So I went hard on the first climb to get in front, and then I could go my own pace. This is a very hard course, but I like it, and I knew that I could take back the [World Cup] lead here."

Kulhavy now leads the men's standings with 860 points, followed by Schurter at 670 and Absalon falls to third with 650 points.

Under-23: Victories for Prevot and Kerschbaumer

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Lapierre International) won the Women’s Under-23 race, riding away from the field on the first lap, and catching half of the Elite field which had started two minutes ahead of her. She took over the World Cup lead with her win.

Gerhard Kerschbaumer (TX Active Bianchi) won the Men’s Under-23 race establishing a gap on Fabien Canal (GT Skoda Chamonix) on the third lap. He moves into first place in the World Cup standings.

Channels: UCI MTB World Cup 2011 - Mont Sainte Anne CAN, UCI MTB World Cup XCO 2011, Mountain Bike

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  • memory.full0
    Thursday Feb 09, 2012 at 22:12
    test
  • Gioele Bertolini
    Friday Jul 08, 2011 at 21:18
    guardade il minuto 74 molla fumic XD
  • Renondeau Jean-Luc
    Thursday Jul 07, 2011 at 11:36
    Allez Pauline FERRAND PREVOT pour la Passe de Quatre !!!
  • Apichart Chart
    Thursday Jul 07, 2011 at 03:32
    s-work
  • Sam Reid
    Wednesday Jul 06, 2011 at 23:58
    com'on you brit
  • Tuki Sam
    Wednesday Jul 06, 2011 at 21:10
    MUY BUENO!!!! , QUE GRANDE LOS LOCOS !!! ..
  • Jirayut Jack
    Wednesday Jul 06, 2011 at 05:40
    สุโข้ย
  • Bigauud Nkbike
    Wednesday Jul 06, 2011 at 04:43
    แจ๋วมากๆๆ
  • Josep Maria Diaz Cotes
    Tuesday Jul 05, 2011 at 18:58
    AQUESTA ES LA ULTIMA,ESPERAN A LA PROPERA,ES CLAR!
  • Supachai Sk
    Tuesday Jul 05, 2011 at 09:07
    I like MTB
  • Jose Rodriguez
    Tuesday Jul 05, 2011 at 03:16
    me gusta esta carrera
  • Bodega Estambres del Angel
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 23:24
    chido one
  • Alain Aube
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 20:20
    TOUTE QUE DES MACHINES...
  • Markus Pioro
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 19:29
    ..doesn`t look too good for the 29ers! ,-)
  • Tor Running
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 17:37
    เยี่ยมมากๆๆๆๆๆ
  • Merida Natt
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 17:13
    ชอบๆๆๆ
  • Merida Natt
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 17:09
    very good
  • Joachim Buchholz
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 14:55
    Schade für Fumic...
  • Mundo Bikes
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 14:33
    son uno mostros
  • Sérgio Chaves
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 13:32
    Replay da corrida de elites - Homens
  • Cruz Lalo Bike
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 06:14
    exelente carrera estubo genial
  • Robinson Guido Neira Pellet
    Monday Jul 04, 2011 at 00:23
    Genial!!!!
  • Emiliano Leone
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 21:37
    go fontana go!
  • Boris Huljev
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 21:13
    can it be? the dominance of Jaroslav is unbelievable.?!?
  • Milenko Kojić
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 19:30
    ee
  • Hunjo Ponlaboon
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 19:24
    Thx Yannick
  • Hunjo Ponlaboon
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 19:24
    Thx Yannick
  • Gustavo Braz de Abreu
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 19:05
    what time the DH competition start?
  • Pablo Loriente Elío
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 15:23
    Thx Yannick
  • Yannick Delwiche
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 14:01
    Sorry about the mix up. You should see the men's race here now.
  • Tomáš Surma
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 13:20
    where's men race,i can't find the right link.
  • Filip Kaurić
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 13:14
    what is whith the men??
  • Pablo Loriente Elío
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 12:51
    men XCO race link has female XCO race!! el enlace de XCO masculino tiene la carrera femenina!
  • Iker Esnal
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 11:52
    ¿solo está la carrera de féminas?
  • Human Yuriy
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 11:14
    nice
  • Eduardo Cabañas Gonzalez
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 10:45
    A la 4ª va la vencida, podium para hermida. 3º en el cajon. Vamos mejorando.
  • Victor Aburto Sandoval
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 09:29
    geniial
  • Marcial Alejandro Ramirez Guerrero
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 04:51
    weno weno....a fondo.......
  • Oscar Dominguez
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 03:21
    Great coverage!
  • Art Hamlin
    Sunday Jul 03, 2011 at 00:05
    Where do I find the results?
  • Paulo Duran
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 23:38
    Chale no puedo ver lo desde mi fon hay repetición estoy en una fiesta
  • Julio Muñoz Cámara
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 23:22
    No veo la carrera. Qué horarios hay?
  • Wil Bike Racing
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 23:10
    huhu..Antonio Hermida
  • David Juarez
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 23:07
    no c ve nada??????????
  • David Coma Cases
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 22:45
    Quien a ganado
  • Cristobal Caparros Martinez
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 22:37
    absalon se esta preparando para la copa del mundoo
  • Radek Nedbal
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 22:36
    Kulheeec ! Nejvetsi typek
  • Julien Michalon
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 22:22
    bravo stephane pour ta 11 eme place
  • Raphael Marlu
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 22:22
    Nice coverage! Thanks!
  • Jaime Llorca Arroyo
    Saturday Jul 02, 2011 at 22:21
    mantecón grandeee!!!