Courtney first, Newcomb second in juniors cross-country races at Mont-Sainte-Anne

  
  


Kate Courtney crosses the line to win her junior women's race
Kate Courtney crosses the line to win her junior women's race. Photo: Rob Jones

Mont-Sainte-Anne, Cananda (August 10, 2013) — American juniors shined in the cross-country races today at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada. Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Whole Athletes) topped the women’s juniors field, while Lucas Newcomb (Nicasio, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) placed second in the men’s juniors competition.

U.S. riders also notched several top ten finishes in the only mountain bike world cup in North America this season. Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./Folsom Bike-VW-Raley's) just missed out on joining Newcomb on the podium in the men’s juniors race by only a second, placing fourth. Luke Vrouwenvelder (Chapel Hill, N.C./Cycle Youth) finished behind Powless in fifth. In the women’s juniors race, Kaylee Blevins (Durango, Colo./Durango Devo) crossed the line in sixth, 3:51 behind Courtney.

In the U23 races, Shayna Powless (Roseville, Calif./BMC Mountain Bike Development Team USA) finished eighth in the women’s contest, while Kerry Werner (Banner Elk, N.C./BMC U23 Development Team) took ninth on the men’s side.

Reigning women’s elite cross-country national champion Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing) took fifth in the elite women’s race, less than a minute off of the podium. Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven-Stan’s No Tubes) placed 12th in the same race, and Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) took 15th. In the elite men’s event, Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./BMC Mountain Bike Team) was the top American at 20th place.

Lucas Newcomb leads Neilson Powless in the junior men's XC
Lucas Newcomb leads Neilson Powless in the junior men's XC. Photo: Rob Jones

All riders listed above are among the 35 who will represent Team USA at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships beginning later this month in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This is the final world cup before that event.

Racing continues tomorrow in Mont-Sainte-Anne with the downhill competitions. You can watch live on Redbull.tv.

2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada
August 10, 2013

FULL RESULTS

Women’s Juniors Cross-Country
1. Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Whole Athletes) 1:10:49
2. Dina Gordiuk (UKR) +0:45
3. Rachel Pageau (CAN) +1:22
6. Kaylee Blevins (Durango, Colo./Durango Devo) +3:51

Men’s Juniors Cross-Country
1. Peter Disera (CAN) 1:09:03
2. Lucas Newcomb (Nicasio, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) +2:30
3. Marc Andre Fortier (CAN) +2:58
4. Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./Folsom Bike-VW-Raley's) +2:59
5. Luke Vrouwenvelder (Chapel Hill, N.C./Cycle Youth) +3:54
14. Landen Beckner (Helena, Mont./BMC US MTB Development Team) +10:09
15. Sean Bennett (El Cerrito, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) +10:25

Women’s U23 Cross-Country
1. Rebecca Henderson (AUS/Trek Factory Racing) 1:21:09
2. Jenny Rissveds (SWE) +0:30
3. Helen Grobert (GER/Focus XC Team) +1:19
8. Shayna Powless (Roseville, Calif./BMC Mountain Bike Development Team USA) +7:32
Emily Shields (Salisbury, NC/ Carolina Masters/PainPathways Cycling Team) DNF

Men’s U23 Cross-Country
1. Anton Cooper (NZL/Cannondale Factory Racing) 1:17:53
2. Julian Schelb (GER) +1:07
3. Reto Indergand (SUI/BMX Mountain Bike Racing Team) +1:41
9. Kerry Werner (Banner Elk, N.C./BMC U23 Development Team) +3:05
20. Cameron Dodge (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) +5:37
21. Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing) +6:20
24. Keegan Swenson (Park City, Utah/Cannondale Factory Racing) +8:12
26. Casey Williams (Big Bear City, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) +9:04
30. Sepp Kuss (Durango, Colo./Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Devo) +10:49
39. Richard Cypress Gorry (Brevard, N.C./ Whole Athlete/Specialized) -1 lap
40. Michael Sampson (Holderness, N.H./ Pemi-Baker Cycling Club/Team Alpine Clinic RCN) -1 lap
Howard Grotts (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) DNF
Trevor DeRuise (Reno, Nev./ Blu World Inspired/GetReal Nutrition) DNF

Lea Davison rode to 5th in the elite women's race
Lea Davison rode to 5th in the elite women's race. Photo: Rob Jones

Women’s Elite Cross-Country
1. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) 1:30:27
2. Maja Wloszczowska (POL/Giant Pro XC Team) +0:17
3. Tanja Zakelj (SLO/Unior Tools Team) +0:24
5. Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing) +1:21
12. Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven-Stan’s No Tubes) +5:44
15. Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) +6:49
23. Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./Tokyo Joe's) +11:47
25. Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo./ Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) +13:49
26. Judy Freeman (Littleton, Colo./Crankbrothers Race Club) +14:32
29. Teal Stetson-Lee (Durango, Colo./Luna Pro Team) -1 lap
30. Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club) -1 lap
34. Jamie Busch (Los Gatos, Calif./Quadzilla Racing) -2 laps
35. Sarah Kaufmann (Park City, Utah/Stan’s NoTubes Womens Elite) -2 laps
37. Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Team Jamis) -3 laps

Men’s Elite Cross-Country
1. Julien Absalon (FRA/BMC Mountain Bike Racing Team) 1:28:17
2. Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (ESP/Multivan Merida Biking Team) +1:04
3. Nino Schurter (SUI/Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team) +1:04
20. Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./BMC Mountain Bike Team) +5:16
40. Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven-Stan’s No Tubes) -1 lap
44. Thomas Sampson (Holderness, N.H./Pemi-Baker Cycling Club) -2 laps
46. Christopher Hamlin (Jonesville, Vt.) -2 laps
47. Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Kenda Felt Pro Mountain Bike Team) -2 laps
48. William Melone (Bolton, Mass./Riverside Racing) -2 laps
Joseph Maloney (Madison, Wis./ Team Wisconsin/KS Energy Services) DNF



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