Monday, August 10, 2009

US ProXCT #5 Mount Snow

In what was a hard-fought, tactical battle, Katerina Nash (Luna Women's MTB) had too much horsepower for the rest of the field and recorded another win in the women's short track event. Georgia Gould (Luna Women's MTB) was fourth for the second consecutive day.

Light rain began halfway through the race, making corners extremely slick. Catherine Pendrel, who was leading the race at the time, crashed out. Lea Davison also crashed but was able to continue racing in front of her hometown fans.

"The Gary Fisher girls were strong all day," said Nash. "

Canadian champion and Luna teammate Catherine Pendrel took a decisive lead mid-race then had a crash.

Heather Irmiger won the the hole shot and her teammate, Koerber, took over on the climb and led the group. Nash, Koerber, Irmiger, McConneloug, and Davison. Gould was dangling just feet back.

Near the end of the lap Davison crashed hard and kocking herself out of the race.


Elite women

1Katerina Nash
2Heather Irmiger
3Willow Koerber
4Georgia Gould
5Mary McConnelough
6Lea Davison
7Pua Sawicki
8Chole Forsman
9Kathy Sherwin
10Heather Holmes

Women's cross country series standings
1Catherine Pendrel (Can) Luna495 pts
2Georgia Gould (USA) Luna475
3Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher400
4Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna330
5Pua Sawicki (USA) Ellsworth310
Men's short track series standings
1Todd Wells (USA) Specialized250 pts
2Carl Decker (USA) Giant205
3Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) Subaru Gary Fisher205
4Geoff Kabush (Can) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain160
5Adam Craig (USA) Giant145
Women's short track series standings
1Heather Irmiger (USA) Subaru Gary Fisher235 pts
2Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna205
3Georgia Gould (USA) Luna200
4Catherine Pendrel (Can) Luna175
5Pua Sawicki (USA) Ellsworth145

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