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August 28/19 20:05 pm - Silver Medal for Canada at First e-MTB World Championship


Posted by Editoress on 08/28/19
 

Canada's Maghalie Rochette won a silver medal on Wednesday at the first ever edition of the women's electric pedal-assist mountain bike (E-MTB) competition at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont-Ste-Anne, Quebec.  Rochette led for much of the race before being overtaken by Switzerland's Nathalie Schneitter on the final lap.  It was the first E-MTB race Rochette had ever competed in.  In other competition, Canada was fifth in the Team Relay event.

"I am super disappointed," admitted Rochette.  "I really wanted to win; it is the very first one in history and it would have been really cool to win it here in Canada.  I gave it my all but, in the end, Nathalie was better.  I'm a bit mad at myself because I made a mistake on the last lap that cost me.  On a technical climb I put my foot down, and when I tried to get going again I crashed, and that's when Nathalie caught me."

 

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Peter Disera rode anchor for Canada in the Team Relay, and brought the team up to fifth from eighth.  "I'm pretty proud of my ride, because I haven't been riding too good since [earlier World Cups], but today I came out very focussed.  On a whole, it's been really impressive to watch the growth in Team Canada."

 

E-Bike Results

Team Relay results

 

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