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Catharine Pendrel takes third place in Banyoles!
The Clif Pro Team biker climbs the podium in the first race of the Copa Catalana BTT Internacional, which was held this weekend, hosting the top stars in women's cycling.
Canadian Catherine Pendrel competed in this race as part of her preparation for the XC season and came away with a commendable third place finish behind Helen Grober and Elisabeth Brandauer.
The cyclists tackled a 4-lap race of nearly 7 km, with constant changes in pace and short, but very steep slopes.
Catherine left the starting line very strong and led the peloton during the first laps. In the end, the fight for victory came down to three riders, Elisabeth Brandauer, Helen Grober and Catharine Pendrel, who came in first, second and third place, respectively. The winner set a time of1:25:18 and the second and third place finishers crossed the line with the same time, only 5 seconds later.