This just in from Pua after her podium finish at the latest Pro Tour XC stop….

This Sunday was the 3rd race in the USA Cycling Pro XCT tour in Pelham, Alabama at the 15th annual Bump & Grind race. The weather was hot and the course was perfect for a fast race.

The race started on a little over a 1/4 mile of pavement and then into tight wooded single track. Pua’s start was not great and she went into the woods in about 10th or 11th place. She could see the lead 4 riders start to pull away as she worked her way around the riders in between her and them.

Pua worked her way up and found herself in a battle with Kelli Emmett (Giant bicycles) for 5th. On the third lap Pua crashed.  Kelli was able to get away and now there was a small gap. Pua put the hammer down and was able to catch back up and pass her. Pua also passed Katie Compton (Sho-Air) who was having trouble breathing and eventually had to drop out of the race. This moved Pua into the 4th spot, which she held to the finish.

1. Catharine Pendrel, Canada (Luna)

2. Georgia Gould, US (Luna)

3. Katerina Nash, Czech (Luna)

4. Pua Sawicki, US (Ellsworth-Ergon)

5. Kelli Emmit, US (Giant)

The next race is in Vail, Colorado at the Teva Mountain Games, should be great race with many of the same top riders showing up!


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