Carter Woods fourth at Mont-Sainte-Anne junior XCO

Emilly Johnston adds second top-10 finish, with strong Canadian jr. showing at UCI mountain bike world championships

August 29th, 2019 by | Posted in MTB | Tags: ,

Thursday’s racing at Mont-Sainte-Anne was all about the juniors, and Canadian’s made the most of their time in the spotlight.

Carter Woods lead early on, to massive roars from the home crowd, before putting in an incredible top-10 finish. Emilly Johnston, also from the Comox Valley, fought through a fast-starting field to finish inside the top-10 in Quebec.

RELATED: Gallery: Junior XCO world championships

The two young Vancouver Island riders weren’t the only Canadians pushing the pace, either. And a loud mid-week crowd was making its support of the home team well known all around the course.

Emilly Johnston on course at Monte-Sainte-Anne. Photo: Nick Iwanyshyn
Junior Women’s XCO

In Thursday’s first race, the junior women flew of the start, and immediately it was Jacquiline Schneebeli (Switzerland) and Mona Mitterwallner (Austria) on the front. The duo quickly separated themselves from the field. Behind them, a solid crowd hit L’Enfer do Sainte-Anne as a bunch, with the steep switchbacking climb causing congestion in the field.

Schneebeli leads Mitterwallner on lap on of the junior women’s XCO.

Behind, Johnston was making her way up through the pack. Over several laps, the young Pendrel Racing rider moved up as far as eighth before finshing in ninth place at the line.

Photo: Nick Iwanyshyn

Magdeleine Vallieres-Mill was the next Canadian finisher. Vallieres-Mill crossed 24th, five spots ahead of Julianne Sarrazin in 29th.

Magdaline Vallieres-Mill on La Beatrice
Carter Woods leads Aldridge down Mont-Sainte-Anne’s rocks. Photo: Nick Iwanyshyn
Junior Men’s XCO

Thursday’s second and final race delivered high drama for the home crowd, as Carter Woods pushed out to an early lead in the junior men’s race. After a blistering fast start loop, the Canadian quickly made his way through the few riders in front of him to take the lead. Riding the momentum and a fair bit of crowd support, Woods briefly created a gap on the second of five laps.

A group of five quickly responded, reeling in the Vancouver Island rider at the races mid-point. From there, Great Britain’s Charlie Aldridge and Italy’s Andreas Emanuele Vittone started to separate themselves from the field. Woods, France’s Martin Luca and South Africa’s Like Moir chased.

Vittone leads Aldridge down Mont-Sainte-Anne’s infamous La Beatrice feature on the final lap.

Late in the final lap, Aldridge tangled with Vittone while trying to make the pass. Vittone went down, and suddenly Aldridge had a gap. A problem with Vittone’s chain allowed Martin to surge past into second.

Charlie Aldridge never far from the front the entire junior men’s race.

Aldridge held the gap to win the junior men’s XCO world championships. Martin held on for silver, with a disappointed Vittone claiming the final medal.

Mont-Sainte-Anne junior xco world championships
Carter Woods celebrates an incredible ride to the roars of a very supportive Canadian crowd. Photo: Nick Iwanyshyn

Close behind, Woods was battling with Moir for fourth. The Canadian pushed hard to try close on the struggling Vittone, but couldn’t close the gap. Woods claims an incredible fourth place at home in Canada, immediately being surrounded by family on the finish line to celebrate.

Hamish Graham takes the inside line down La Beatrice, with Thiboutot just out of sight behind him.

Canada’s next juniors were Hamish Graham, yet another Vancouver Island rider, and Quebec’s Vincent Thiboutot. The pair were never separated by more than a few places on course all race. They crossed the line 9 seconds apart, taking 21st and 22nd at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Full Results: Junior XCO World Championships – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que.

Junior Men’s XCO

 

1 ALDRIDGE Charlie GBR 1:07:31
2 MARTIN Luca FRA +0:11
3 VITTONE Andreas Emanuele ITA +0:20
4 WOODS Carter CAN +0:37
5 MOIR Luke RSA +1:33
6 BAIR Mario AUT +1:38
7 BAUMANN Janis SUI +2:39
8 MALEZSEWSKI Lukas BEL +3:36
9 EYDT Markus GER +3:46
10 ZATLOUKAL Jan CZE +3:49
11 WIEDMANN Luke SUI +3:58
12 KRAYER Lennart-Jan GER +4:40
13 TONEATTI Davide ITA +4:40
14 AMOS Riley USA +4:43
15 BEDOYA BOTERO Jeronimo COL +4:44
16 JENCUS Jakub SVK +4:48
17 BIRCHILL Harry GBR +4:49
18 LILLO Dario SUI +4:50
19 HEMMERLING Thore GER +4:53
20 VANDERSTEEN Jarne BEL +5:00
21 GRAHAM Hamish CAN +5:11
22 THIBOUTOT Vincent CAN +5:20
23 HOORNSMAN Niek NED +5:50
24 LILLELUND Tobias DEN +5:53
25 RILEY Bjorn USA +5:53
26 XAVIER de OLIVEIRA PEREIRA Gustavo BRA +7:11
27 PHILIPSEN Victor DEN +7:22
28 MALACARNE Alex Junior BRA +7:42
29 KRYNSKI Piotr POL +8:26
30 BARROSO GOMEZ Alberto ESP +8:38
31 CHAZALY Louis FRA +8:52
32 JENKINS Nolan USA +9:02
33 CABRERA GONZALEZ Jose MEX +9:07
34 AMAR Nadav ISR +9:10
35 ST-ONGE Charles Antoine CAN +9:56
36 CAULIER MARINOVIC Tomas CHI +10:39
37 KERR Dylan CAN +10:53
38 van ZYL Johan RSA +11:08
39 KRAUSS Louis GER +11:16
40 ALBRECHT Piper AUS +11:26
41 van der WALT Daniel RSA +11:27
42 PAOLILLI Domenic AUS +11:32
43 CHIESA BACHEY Santiago Ezequiel ARG +12:43
44 DAY Robbie USA -1LAP
45 BOSCH PICO Jaume ESP -1LAP
46 BOTTCHER Caleb NZL -1LAP
47 NORTJE Tristan RSA -1LAP
48 YAMAGUCHI Sohei JPN -1LAP
49 HERRERA OCHOA Esteban MEX -1LAP
50 CHISHOLM Nick AUS -1LAP
51 BARANYI David Aron HUN -1LAP
52 PETERSON Brennon USA -1LAP
53 SMITH Corey AUS -1LAP
54 LARSSON Zach AUS -1LAP
55 IVANOV Nikolay RUS -2LAP
56 SULC David CZE -2LAP
57 JESSEN Cooper AUS -2LAP
58 ROY Xavier CAN -2LAP
59 MATSUMOTO Issei JPN -2LAP
60 WILSON Matthew NZL -2LAP
61 la GRENADE Jeremie CAN -2LAP
62 JOHNSTON Liam AUS -2LAP
63 NAKAJIMA Ayumi JPN -3LAP

 

Junior Women’s XCO
1 SCHNEEBELI Jacqueline SUI 1:05:03
2 MITTERWALLNER Mona AUT +1:08
3 FOSSESHOLM Helene Marie NOR +3:11
4 VAS Kata Blanka HUN +3:43
5 CUTHBERT Zoe AUS +4:20
6 MUNRO Madigan USA +5:04
7 PIETERSE Puck NED +5:18
8 SZCZECINSKA Matylda POL +6:02
9 JOHNSTON Emilly CAN +6:14
10 HOLLAND Cornelia AUT +6:27
11 BOHM Kira GER +6:36
12 HARNDEN Harriet GBR +6:59
13 BLOCHLINGER Ronja SUI +7:38
14 MAXWELL Samara NZL +7:42
15 McGORUM Anna GBR +8:16
16 KOBAYASHI Akari JPN +8:16
17 GARNIER Noemie FRA +8:21
18 EYDT Emma GER +8:29
19 VANDERMOUTEN Pasquine FRA +8:38
20 PEDERSEN Sofie Heby DEN +8:53
21 PAULECHOVA Radka SVK +9:14
22 MISONOVA Magdalena CZE +9:20
23 WIEDMANN Tamara AUT +9:32
24 VALLIERES MILL Magdeleine CAN +9:35
25 SANTOS Ana POR +9:43
26 ROBBINS Madeline USA +11:07
27 STRYDOM Zandri RSA +12:38
28 VIDAURRE KOSSMANN Catalina Maria CHI +12:42
29 SARRAZIN Julianne CAN +13:28
30 HOLUBOVA Adela CZE +13:39
31 TORRES MACOUZET Natalia Marie MEX +14:37
32 PESSE Nicole ITA +15:00
33 RYAN Ruby NZL -1LAP
34 BAILLARGEON Samuelle CAN -1LAP
35 URIST Ada USA -1LAP
36 VILLEGAS NORENA Ana Sofia COL -1LAP
37 GOMEZ ANDREU Lucia ESP -1LAP
38 SHIKAZE Kaitlyn CAN -1LAP
39 MACHO JIMENEZ Lucia ESP -1LAP
40 BOBBITT Alexis USA -1LAP
41 LAROSE GINGRAS Juliette CAN -1LAP
42 LUBCKE Holly AUS -1LAP
43 LAWSON Kelly CAN -1LAP
44 GONZALEZ OBANDO Yarela Soledad CHI -2LAP
45 WOOSTER Emily AUS -2LAP
46 VERASTEGUI DIAZ Daniela Guadalupe MEX -2LAP
47 THOMPSON Phoebe AUS -2LAP
48 GARCES RESTREPO Valentina COL -2LAP