Pendrel places 14th at world championship

Catharine Pendrel placed 14th at the women’s elite cross-country Olympic mountain biking world championship in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, on the weekend.

She was hindered by a flat tire and finished five minutes and 57 seconds behind gold medallist Kate Courtney, the U.S. rider who finished in 1:34:55.

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Pendrel, the Kamloops resident who turns 38 on Sept. 30, finished the World Cup season in 21st place despite missing two events due to injury on the seven-stop circuit.

Jolanda Neff of Switzerland won the overall World Cup title.

Pendrel and Haley Smith are representing Canada at the Swiss Epic, a five-day day race that wraps up on Saturday in Zermatt, a town near the Matterhorn peak.

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