Kamloops mountain biker Kamloops mountain biker Catharine Pendrel finished 10th at the World Cup Fin

The Canadian Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games is likely to include two female cross-country mountain bikers, with Pendrel expected to be one of the athletes

Kamloops mountain biker Catharine Pendrel finished 10th at the World Cup Finals on the weekend and 10th overall in the World Cup standings.

The Canadian Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games is likely to include two female cross-country mountain bikers.

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Pendrel and Haley Smith are the frontrunners. Emily Batty has an outside chance of unseating either Pendrel or Smith.

The final Olympic-qualifying race will be the first 2020 World Cup event, scheduled for next May in the Czech Republic.

Batty will need a top-four finish and to place ahead of Pendrel at that race to bump the Kamloopsian off of the Olympic team.

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