Emily Batty wins bronze in women’s mountain biking World Cup in Quebec

Emily Batty (Adam Morka, Wikimedia Commons)

Emily Batty of Oshawa, Ontario won the bronze medal in a women’s mountain biking World Cup competition in Mont Ste. Anne, Quebec on Sunday. For Batty, it was her third straight top three finish this summer at a World Cup race as she finished second in Val di Sole, Italy in early July and then third in Vallnord, Andorra in mid-July,

In Mont Ste. Anne, Batty had a third place time of one hour, 31 minutes and 33 seconds. She reached the podium by 53 seconds over fourth place finisher Yana Belomoina of the Ukraine. The 2017 world champion, Jolanda Neff of Switzerland, won the gold medal with a time of one hour, 29 minutes and 27 seconds. The 2016 world champion, Annika Langvad of Denmark, won the silver medal with a time of one hour, 31 minutes, and 19 seconds.

Batty got off to a bit of a slow start in the race as she was eighth after the first lap. However she seemed to have a lot of energy as the race progressed and reached the top three in the fifth lap. Batty is 12th in the world rankings at the moment with 1046 points. Neff leads with 1934 points.

In the men’s World Cup in Mont Ste. Anne, Quebec on Sunday, another Swiss rider took first place as Mathias Fluckiger won gold. Gerhard Kerschbaumer of Italy won silver and Titouan Carod of France won bronze.

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