June 30/12 11:35 am - Windham World Cup: Elite Women's XC Updates
Posted by Editoress on 06/30/12
The Elite women are now on course and will do 5 laps of the course. The start still in the downtown Windham, making the first lap a bit longer.
Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) attacked from the gun, and took a small gap on Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team)
Premont took the early lead on the gravel climb, but was passed by Gould
1/2 way through the first lap: Gould leading Premont by 3 sec, Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) 3rd at 9 sec, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Multivan Merida Biking Team) 4th at 12 sec, Katrin Leumann (Ghost Factory Racing Team) 5th at 22 sec, Pendrel 6th at 26 sec
Emily Batty (Subaru - Trek) 11th at 50 sec
Editor says: "The wind has picked up making it a bit cooler on the side of the hill"
Lap 2 11:52 am
Heading out lap 1 end Gould leading Premont and Nash at 11 sec. and Dahle at 12 sec. Pendrel 5th at 25 sec
Batty 11th at 1:07
1/2 way into the 2nd lap, Gould leading Pendrel, Nash and Premont at 30 sec. Dahle at 31 sec
Katrin Leumann (Ghost Factory Racing Team) 6th at 1:10, Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon Racing Team) 7th at 1:17
Emily Batty (Subaru - Trek) 14th at 2:08
Starting the 3rd lap. Gould leading. Pendrel and Nash together at 27 sec. Dahle and Premont at 38 sec
Lea Davison (Specialized Racing) 6th at 1:27
Pendrel and Nash are closing the gap to Gould, now ~20 sec
1/2 way around lap 3 and Gould has opened up the gap to her teamamates Pendrel and Nash to 29 sec
Dahle 3rd at 39 sec, Premont 5th at 55 ec, davison 6th at 1:32, Kalentieva 7th at 1:37, Alexandra Engen (Ghost Factory Racing Team) 8th at 1:57, Annie Last (Milka Brentjens MTB Racing Team) 9th at 2:04, Mary McConneloug (Kenda /Seven/Notubes) 10th at 2:33
Batty 13th at 3:13
Heading out onto the fourth lap and Gould has 31 seconds on Pendrel and Nash. Dahle at 40 sec, Premint 5th at 1:04, davison 6th at 1:42, Kalentieva 7th at 1:56
It is getting quite windy. Ohio through New jersey got hit with heavy storms last night. Wonder if it a storm front is moving North???
Pendrel starting to drop Nash
1/2 way through the lap, Gould leading Pendrel by 42 sec. Nash 3rd at 50 sec. Dahle 4th at 1:29, Premont 5th at 1:29, Davison 6th at 1:54
Batty 14th at 4:48. The heat is really getting to her
Starting the last lap
Gould. Pendrel and Nash together at 45 sec, Dahle 4th at 1:06, Premont 5th at 1:41, Davison 6th at 2:10
Last time up the climb and Pendrel has attacked Nash and opened a gap of ~ 15 sec on Nash
1/2 way around.
Gould with a 55 sec gap on Pendrel. Nash at 1:06. Dahle 4th at 1:22, Premont 5th at 1:46
It is going to be a Luna 1-2-3 and Georgia Gould will win her first ever World Cup