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Eva sixth at the World Cup stop in Mont-Sainte-Anne

12.08.2013

Eva sixth at the World Cup stop in Mont-Sainte-Anne

The UCI MTB World Cup went oversees to the annual World Cup stop in
Mount-Sainte-Anne, Canada. Eva, the only rider representing the
COLNAGO Pro Cycling team in Canada, as second in the overall UCI World
Cup standings wore number 2 at the starting line.
She was aiming to keep Zakelj in sight, and with it the chance to win the
overall World Cup. So she did, at least at the beginning of the
competition. Olympic and World Champion Julie Bresset from France, who
had been fighting back from a shoulder injury, took the lead from the
start. Eva rode on Bresset′s back wheel, but lost already 20 seconds after
completion of lap 1, with another five laps to go. The French crossed the
finish line of lap 2 39 seconds ahead of Katerina Nash (CZE) and Maja
Wloszczowska (POL), followed by Eva, who then had a gap of 4 seconds to
Tanja Zakelj (SLO) and Jolanda Neff (SUI).
At half time, Eva had fallen back just behind Zakelj to 5th position. From
this point onwards, Zakelj closed the gap step by step to positions two
and three, Nash and Wloszczowska. Eva, on the other hand, had to let
also pass Lea Davidson (USA). Bresset was not able to keep her pace in
the last lap, and was therefore overtaken by Nash, Wloszczowska and
Zakelj. Finally, Nash took the chance and attacked. She was able to gain
valuable meters to Wloszczowska, and finally took the victory 17 seconds
ahead of her. The Slovenian followed the Polish, and the French ended up
in 4th position. Davidson crossed the finish line in 5th and Eva finished in
6th place, almost two minutes behind the winner.
In the overall World Cup standings, Eva has fallen back to 4th position
with a total of 760 points. Wloszczowska is in close reach with a 20 points
advantage, whereas Nash, with her victory of Mont-Sainte-Anne, is now
105 points ahead of Eva. Finally, Zakelj is still on top of the points-table
with 950 points.
Prior to departing for The Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, South
Africa, where the UCI MTB World Championships will take place from 26th
August to 1 September 2013, the team is scheduled to gather for a last
training camp and participation in some national competitions in Italy and
Switzerland for preparation.
Further detailed information is available on www.colnagoprocycling.com.

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