Images: Matt Stetson

Emily Batty continued her exceptional season on Sunday, finishing third in the Elite Women’s XCO World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne in Quebec.

Batty wasn’t the only Canadian to benefit from the very supportive home crowd. Haley Smith (Norco Factory Team) had her best ever World Cup result, finishing in eighth.

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Catharine Pendrel, who holds the record for most Women’s XCO World Cup wins on the Mont-Sainte-Anne course, finished 16th. It was the Canadian Olympian’s first race back since breaking her arm in training earlier this season.

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The classic World Cup venue has been on the schedule continuously since 1991, hosting 16 World Cup’s and two world championships events. UCI mountain bike world championships return to the venue again for 2019.

 

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