Gould leads American mountain bikers at UCI MTB World Cup opener
Houffalize, Belgium (April 23, 2007)—The 2007 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season kicked off Sunday in Belgium where Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho/Luna) led all Americans with an eighth-place finish in the elite women’s contest.
Gould, the reigning USA Cycling Cross Country Mountain Bike National Champion, finished 4:49 off the pace of winner Ren Chengyuan of China and was one of four Americans in the 125-rider field to crack the top 20. Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven) placed 16th, Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colo./Luna) finished 17th and Willow Koerber (Horseshoe, N.C./Subaru-Gary Fisher) placed 19th.
The 2007 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series resumes on May 27in Offenburg, Germany.
2007 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Houffalize, Belgium April 22
photo Willow Koerber-US Cycling
Elite Women 1. Ren Chengyuan (CHN) 2:00:23 2. Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (NOR) +0:01 3. Margarita Fullana (ESP) +0:15 8. Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho) +4:49 16. Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass.) +7:53 17. Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colo.) +7:58 19. Willow Koerber (Horseshoe, N.C.) +9:23 30. Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo.) +11:54 38. Susan Haywood (Davis, W. Va.) +14:24 55. Kelli Emmett (Colorado Springs, Colo.) +19:09 80. Sara Bresnick (Somerville, Mass.) -1 lap 85. Nina Baum (Albuquerque, N.M.) -1 lap 99. Heather Svahn (Truckee, Calif.) -1 lap 115. Kristi Lewis (Durango, Colo.) -3 laps
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