Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) attacked Jolanda Neff on the first trip up the mountain. While Neff was able to maintain contact for a lap, the long climb seemed to favor the Canadian rider.
World Cup leader Jolanda Neff (Liv Giant) did her best to keep Pendred in sight. She faded a bit to fourth place.
Former world champion Sabine Spitz (Sabine Spitz Haibike Racing) took the hole shot today and led for part of a lap. The veteran rider managed a top ten finish.
Tanja Zakelj (Unior Toos Team) rode brilliantly and moved up to second place by the end of the race. She is shown here crossing one of more than a dozen bridges on the course.
USA champion Lea Davison (Specialized) has been on fire the past month and won a USA pro race by nearly five minutes on this course last year. Today she had to settle for 7th place.
Emily Batty (Trek Factory Team) did not seem to have a great start but worked her way up to 8th place by the end of the contest.
Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) had about a thirty-eight second lead by the end of the fourth lap. She lost a few seconds by the end of the race as the riders behind her dueled for podium positions.
Annika Langvad (Specialized) rode most of the race in second place but slipped to third as Zakelj passed her.
Riders passing under one of the flyovers made for the downhill course.
Adelheid Mortah (Sabine Spitz Haibike) flying up one of the many climbs in the woods. She finished just outside the top ten today.
US champion Lea Davison (Specialized) is often seen smiling during races. She spent much of the past year rehabbing from hip surgery.
Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) riding alone in the woods. It was obvious within a couple laps that nobody was going to catch her.
Annika Langvad (Specialized) riding about thirty seconds behind Pendrel. The Danish rider seemed particularly good on all the climbs.
Tanja Zakelj (Unior Toos Team) riding one of the downhill rock gardens. She reeled in Langvad and dispatched her to take second place on the day.
Canadian rider Sandra Walter (Liv Giant) seemed to be having a good ride. As the race progressed, huge gaps opened, often leaving racers to enjoy some clean air.
Rebecca Henderson (Trek Factory Racing) riding to a 28th place finish. She is the reigning Australian champion.
Chloe Woodruff (Team USA) was having a solid ride. She had made the podium at Friday night's Eliminator races.
Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) stuggled more than she did last week at Mont-Sainte-Anne. She finished in 15th place today.
Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) is congratulated by her husband Mark at the finish. This was the third win for Pendrel on the Windham course.
The top three finishers pose for the TV cameras. (L to R) Tanja Zakelj, Catharine Pendrel, and Annika Langvad.
Jolanda Neff (Liv Giant) at the start line. She was coming off a win last week at the Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup race.
Sabine Spitz (Sabine Spitz Haibike) took the hole shot and led the women up the initial climbs. The former world champion gave ground to the climbing specialists but still managed a top ten finish.
The elite women had already done some climbing on the starting chute before entering the course. Dust was a factor.
World champion Julie Bresset chasing the U.S. champ, Lea Davison, up the mountain on lap two. Bresset is working her way back into form after taking a break this year.
Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) takes the World Cup vicotry at Windham Mountain
Tanja Zakelj (Unior Toos Team) claims second place while others sprint behind her for third.
Annika Langvad (Specialized) taking third place ahead of Jolanda Neff.