Pendrel 12th at World Cup event in France

Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops placed 12th at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup women’s cross-country elite event in Les Gets, France, on Sunday.

She finished in one hour, 29 minutes and 30 seconds, about three minutes behind winner Kate Courtney of the U.S.

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“Definitely wanted more out of today, but gave it everything and 12th was what I had,” Pendrel wrote on Facebook after the race.

“Thanks, ladies, for the good battles! It’s pretty inspiring to see the growing depth of the women’s field.”

Haley Smith of Uxbridge, Ont., was the top Canadian rider, finishing sixth with a time of 1:28:09, one minute and 40 seconds behind Courtney.

The next World Cup event, the fifth on the seven-stop women’s cross-country-elite circuit, will run from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4 in Val Di Sole, Italy.

Updated World Cup standings were not available as of Sunday evening.

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