Canadian mountain biker Emily Batty of Team Trek Factory Racing stood on the third step of the podium after the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Val di Sole, Italy.
The rider from Brooklin, ON who represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London last summer rode the course in 1:37:27, and finished less than one minute behind the winning time.
Canadian Mountain Bike Head Coach Dan Proulx was enthusiastic about the day of racing in Italy: “Emily’s ride was very strong and well-paced. She has shown consistency at the front of the field this World Cup season. Emily, and her coach Adam Morka, have done a great job. Emily’s third place today was a great way to end the first block of World Cups this season.”
Canada’s Catharine Pendrel, of Team Luna Pro, also had a good race, taking the sixth position.
Mikaela Kofman of Toronto, ON riding with Canadian-based SCOTT-3RoxRacing finished in 26th position. Kofman improves by nine places her rank from the last World Cup. The breakthrough result for Kofman represents her career best European results to date, showing consistent improvement. Andreanne Pichette finished 50th.
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