Kamloops athlete takes home cross country cycling World Cup
By Brendan Kergin
FILE PHOTO: Catharine Pendrel arrives in Kamloops Aug. 23 to a heroes welcome after winning a bronze medal in mountain biking at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janero
(BRENDAN KERGIN / iNFOnews.ca)
September 08, 2016 - 6:00 AM
KAMLOOPS - Local mountain biker Catharine Pendrel has another shiny trophy to go with her recent Olympic medal.
Pendrel took home her third World Cup in women’s cross country cycling on Sunday, Sept. 4. after a race in the small European nation of Andorra, according to a release from the sport's governing body, International Cycling Union.
Pendrel wasn’t leading the championship series going into Sunday’s race. While she was in or sharing the lead for the beginning of the race, a crash dropped her back to third, where she finished. The podium finish earned her enough points to take the championship, according to the release. Fellow Canadian Emily Batty finished third overall.
Based in Kamloops, Pendrel arrived home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 23 only to leave a week later for Europe in preparation for the final race in the championship series.
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