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A cross country celebration : 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

A cross country celebration
The
hills of Hafjell were filled with supporters from all over the
world in todays womens cross country race. In the end, Canada were
the ones who could call themselves World Champions.
By:
Camilla Skanke and Malin Gaden


We are overwhelmed. She has worked so hard and it’s all paying off
for her, said gold medalist Catharine Pendrels parents.
Pendrel
finished first in todays cross country race at 1:31:30, 21 seconds
in front of Russian Irina Kalentieva, and 43 seconds in front of
USAs Lea Davison.


Her job is to win for Canada, and that’s what she sets out to do
every time she races, said a proud mrs. Pendrel.

Not
a good day

One
of the favorites today was Norwegian Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå. She
finished 9th and was not happy with todays race.


This was not good at all. I had a bad feeling today, and things
didn’t go they way they should, Dahle Flesjå said

Even
though Gunn-Rita was not happy with herself today, she thought
differently about the crowd in Hafjell.


They were absolutely amazing. I had a bad day, but it was still a
wonderful experience to race in Hafjell with the crowd cheering us
on, a cheerful Dahle Flesjå said.

Proud
family

Right
under the gondola in Hafjell were Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjås family
and friends. With bells, flags, and vikinghats, they cheered on the
Norwegian cyclist.


We will cheer Gunn-Rita on until our voices are gone, said sister
Peggy Dahle Henriksen.


The World Championship on home turf is a once in a lifetime
opportunity, said the Dahle Flesjå-supporters.