Pendrel prepares for busy week Catharine Pendrel's first experience of riding with the UCI World Cup points lead didn't go so well.
She has the ultimate chance to redeem herself Saturday. She leads the overall standings with 794 points, but Italian Eva Lechner (740) and American Willow Koerber (735) are nipping at her heels. In late July, Pendrel was atop the UCI standings heading into a race in Champery, Switzerland, only to finish 16th, and drop to third overall. She got back on top of the standings by finishing second at the next race in Italy on Aug. 3. If Pendrel maintains her spot atop the standings, she will be the overall champion. "This is only my second time leading the World Cup the first time was a couple of weeks back... and I definitely think there was a bit more pressure. "Now I've gone through that, gone into a race as the leader and put too much pressure on myself to do everything right. She's already planning her strategy and it involves keeping close tabs on Lechner and Koerber. "I definitely know who I have to watch for," says Pendrel. "Ideally, I would like to get out front early and have them chase me down." The problem with that is she's typically not an excellent starter. As she puts it, "I'm not good in the first minute, but I'm really good on the first lap." "From the gun, I typically lose positions," she says. "But I can regain them fairly quickly." Following the Windham race, Pendrel will scoot to Mont Sainte Anne, Que., for the world championships. She's expecting a lot of family and friends to louis vuitton shoes in burlesque the movie make the seven hour journey from her hometown to Quebec for worlds. The biggest issue is that she only has seven days between the Windham race and her worlds race the louis vuitton vernis alma wallet two biggest competitions of her season. "I guess I wish they were separated by more than seven days," she says. "But I like having a warmup race, and I like being able to fine tune my form beforehand." They currently live in Kamloops with Pendrel, but are planning to move to Victoria after getting married in October. Although she'll have had nearly four weeks off when she finally hits the louis vuitton alma horizontal trails Saturday, Pendrel feels she's in tip top louis vuitton nano monogram bracelet shape. She spent much of her time off in Kamloops, but she doesn't consider it time off she worked hard to get ready for her last two races of the season.
"When I've got a couple of weeks off, those are sometimes my hardest training weeks of the year," she says. "I was just trying to build a good form that will carry me through these next two weeks.".
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