Gould rides to second at Mont-Sainte-Anne MTB World Cup


Gould showed good form just a month out from the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Gould showed good form just a month out from the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada (June 23, 2012) — In her first World Cup since being named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo. /Luna Pro Team) rode to second place in the elite women’s cross-country race at the RockyRoads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Presented by Shimano in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada.

Fellow Olympic team member Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt. /Specialized Racing) also earned a top-ten finish, placing seventh. Gould crossed the line just 23 seconds behind her Luna Pro Team teammate Catharine Pendrel of Canada, who finished first in a time of 1:41:40 after overtaking Gould during the final lap of the race.

In the women's juniors race, Shayna Powless (Roseville, Calif./BMC Mountain Bike Development Team) took home fifth place, followed by Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) in sixth.

“Shayna was riding in a group of three riders who were fighting for third, but a late race mechanical took her out of podium contention,” explained USA Cycling Mountain Bike Program Director Marc Gullickson. “It was a very muddy race due to a late afternoon thunderstorm that soaked the course just before the junior women's start.”

In the U23 women’s race, Jill Behlen (Boulder, Colo./Tokyo Joe's -Whole Foods/Primal) was the top American after placing fourteenth. Kaila Hart (Durango, Colo./Stan’s NoTubes Elite Women’s Team) followed her across the line in fifteenth.

Men’s Races

Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./Subaru-Trek) also scored the United States a top-ten finish, riding to tenth in the U23 men’s race. He was the highest-placing American male on Saturday. The two members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic men’s mountain biking team, Samuel Schultz (Missoula, Mont. /Subaru-Trek) and Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing), finished 20th and 22nd, respectively, in the men’s elite race.

Racing continues on Sunday with the juniors men’s cross-country race followed by the downhill competitions. Live streaming coverage can be seen at live.redbull.tv.

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada
June 23-24, 2012


Elite Women

1. Catharine Pendrel (CAN/Luna Pro Team) 1:41:40
2. Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo. /Luna Pro Team) +0:23
3. Marie-Helene Premont (CAN) +1:51

7. Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt. /Specialized Racing) +3:52
14. Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) +8:24
21. Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek) +14:00
36. Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./Tokyo Joes Cycling Team) -2 laps
37. Sarah Kaufmann (Ogden, Utah/Stan’s NoTubes Elite Women’s Team) -2 laps

Elite Men

1. Nino Schurter (SUI/Scott – Swisspower MTB Racing Team) 1:41:24
2. Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos (ESP/Multivan Merida Biking Team) +0:00
3. Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE/Specialized Racing) +1:49

20. Samuel Schultz (Missoula, Mont. /Subaru-Trek) +7:11
22. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) +7:47
24. Adam Craig (Bend, Ore. /Rabobank Giant Off-Road Team) +8:04
34. Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Cannondale Factory Racing) +11:08
44. Spencer Paxson (Seattle, Wash. /Kona) +13:34
47. Stephen Ettinger (Cashmere, Wash. /BMC Mountain Bike Racing Team) +15:37
48. Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven-NoTubes) -1 lap
51. Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Team Clif Bar) -1 lap
55. Pete Ostroski (Intervale, N.H./Wild Things/Rocky Mountain) -1 lap
57. Alex Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Cannondale Factory Racing) -1 lap
63. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo. /Subaru-Trek) -2 laps
66. Nathan Guerra (Oconomowoc, Wis.) -3 laps

U23 Men

1. Michiel Van der Heijden (NED/Rabobank Giant Offroad Team) 1:26:57
2. Gerhard Kerschbaumer (ITA/TX Active Bianchi) +0:34
3. Markus Schulte-Luenzum (GER/Focus Mig Team) +1:49

10. Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./Subaru-Trek) +4:44
21. Kerry Werner (Banner Elk, N.C./BMC MTB Development Team) +7:37
27. Howard Grotts (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) +9:22
35. Skyler Trujillo (Fort Collins, Colo./Team Niner-Stan’s-Ergon) +14:17
42. Cole Oberman (Philadelphia, Pa./Breakawaybikes.com) -1 lap

U23 Women

1. Samara Sheppard (NZL/Wheeler – IXS Team) 1:32:40
2. Yana Belomoyna (UKR/Bi&Esse – Infotre Protek) +1:49
3. Rebecca Henderson (AUS) +3:08

14. Jill Behlen (Boulder, Colo./Tokyo Joe's -Whole Foods/Primal) +20:30
15. Kaila Hart (Durango, Colo./Stan’s NoTubes Elite Women’s Team) +23:54
18. AliciaRose Pastore (Durango, Colo./BMC Mountain Bike Development Team) -1 lap

Juniors Women

1. Frederique Trudel (Canada) 1:18:30
2. Dina Hordiyuk (Ukraine) +1:02
3. Amber Johnston (New Zealand) +2:39

5. Shayna Powless (Roseville, Calif./BMC Mountain Bike Development Team) +3:14
6. Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Whole Athlete-Specialized) +3:53
9. Kaylee Blevins (Durango, Colo./Durango Devo) +9:18

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