Posted by Editoress on 05/21/16
Soren Meeuwisse (Team Canada) was the top Canadian finisher in the Women's Under-23 race on Saturday, finishing 32nd at Round 2 of the Mountain Bike World Cup in Albstadt, Germany. Canada's top-ranked rider in the race, Catherine Fleury (Team Canada), was forced to drop out early in the race while in the top-10, after crashing on a descent and spraining her ankle. Fleury finished second in the first round of the World Cup.
European champion Sina Frei (JB Brunex Felt) dominated the race, finishing 34 seconds in front of Evie Richards (Great Britain) and 3:37 in front of third place Anne Tauber (Habitat Mountainbike Team). First round winner Kate Courtney (Specialized) was fourth, and retains the overall leader's jersey with 140 points, followed by Frei at 90, then Richards and Fleury, who are tied at 70 points. Trudel drops from sixth to 11th, with 35 points.
Meeuwisse worked her way up steadily through the field after starting on the last row. Frederique Trudel (Team Canada) finished two spots behind Meeuwisse in 34th, with Rachel Pageau (Cyclone d'Alma/Devinci) another two spots back. Laurie Arseneault (Team Canada) was 43rd.