So the mountain bike kids played at Houffalize this weekend. World Champ Catharine Pendrel bettered her third place from South Africa and won it. Julie Bresset of France was second followed by Maja of the long Polish family name.
Emily Batty kept it rolling with a seventh place finish, which puts Batty and Pendrel out in front in the points race for the Canadian Oly team.
Georgia Gould was the top U.S. finisher at twelfth, a significant improvement over her finish in South Africa which was down around 40th. She said after South Africa, she expected things to get better. And they did! Lea Davison was the next American at nineteenth. Other U.S. girls: Mary McConnoloug, 37th, Katie Compton, 43rd, Heather Irmiger, 45th, Chloe Woodruff, 48th, Judy Freeman, 67th.
Shout-out to up-and-coming young American Erica Zaveta who finished a lap down.
Full results, if you like that kind of thing. There’s a pretty awesome shot of Catharine Pendrel there, too. So go look at it.