PENDREL, PLAXTON WIN MELLOW JOHNNY’S CLASSIC
The two Defending Canadian Champions kick off
their season on top of podium
(Austin, TX, USA – March 03, 2012) Canadian mountain
bikers Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, BC (Team Luna
Pro) and Max Plaxton of Victoria, BC (Team Specialized),
both defending Canadian Champions, took the first place
of the Pro UCI race at the Mellow Johnny’s Classic,
the opening race of the USA Pro XCT Race Series down
near Austin, Texas.
Pendrel is the current World Champion in women’s
Mountain Bike, while Plaxton won the overall, season
rankings of the 2011 USA ProXCT series.
Plaxton has won for the third consecutive time the
men’s Pro race at the Mellow Johnny’s Classic.
Geoff Kabush of Courtenay, BC, who recently switched
cycling teams to race for SCOTT-3RoxRacing, finished
second, while Derek Zandstra of Trenton, ON, and who
also races for SCOTT-3RoxRacing took the fourth place.
Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ontario, riding for Team Subaru-Trek,
placed eighth of the women’s field.