Emily Batty wins silver at mountain biking World Cup in France

Emily Batty (Adam Morka, Wikimedia Commons)

Emily Batty of Oshawa, Ontario continued her marvelous 2018 women’s mountain biking season on Friday in La Bresse, France. Batty won a silver medal in a women’s World Cup mountain biking competition, making it the fourth consecutive time this season she finished in the top three.

Batty’s second place time was one hour, 33.08 minutes. Jolanda Neff of Switzerland won the gold medal with a time of one hour, 33.03 minutes. Annika Langvad of Denmark won the bronze medal with a time of one hour, 33.30 minutes.

Batty reached the top three by 28 seconds. Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France finished in fourth place with a time of one hour, 33.36 minutes.

There is no doubt that Batty ended the World Cup season on a high and with momentum, In addition to finishing second in La Bresse, Batty was second in Val di Sole, Italy on July 8, third in Vallnord, Andorra on July 15 and third in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec on August 12.

Batty also finished third in the 2018 World Cup standings in women’s mountain biking with 1305 points. Neff led with 1930 points and Langvad was second with 1743 points. Batty reached the top three by 30 points over Alessandra Keller of Switzerland, who was in fourth place with 1275 points.

Next up for Batty is the 2018 World Mountain Biking Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on September 8. There is no doubt that Batty will be a medal contender for Canada in women’s mountain biking at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

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