Catharine “Kika” Pendrel kicked off the 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships with a silver medal as part of the Canadian Team relay squad. This is the best result ever for a member of the LUNA Pro Team in a UCI World Championship.
The Team Relay is made up of national teams of four riders – one elite man, one elite woman, an Under-23 male, and a junior man. Each team member races one lap of the cross-country course with the starting order left up to the teams.
Chloe Forsman will be the next LUNA Pro to see action, racing the Under-23 women’s cross-country on Wednesday, September 2 (2009). Georgia Gould and Catharine Pendrel will race the Elite women’s cross country on Saturday, September 5, 2009.