Pendrel wraps up women's mountain bike world cup

Canadian wins final round in Windham

Catharine Pendrel became the third Canadian woman in history to win the Mountain Bike World Cup overall title on Saturday by winning the final round. Pendrel was followed across the finish line a few seconds later by fellow Canadian Marie-Helene Premont in second place.

Pendrel attacked on the first lap of the five lap race, opening a 25 second gap on Premont. Through the rest of the race the two Canadians rode away from the rest of the field, with the gap staying steady until the final lap, when Premont managed to close it and catch her rival at the top of the last climb. However, Pendrel was able to pull away on the last descent to solo in for her second world cup win of the season, and beat American Willow Koerber for the title.

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