Local rider representing Canada on mountain bike circuit

Local mountain biker Amanda Sin will be tackling the trails in Europe as part of Canada's entry to UCI World Cup events in England and Germany.

Sin was one of 10 athletes to be selected by the Canadian Cycling Association to take part in the world cup races this past weekend in Yorkshire- Dalby Forest, and this coming weekend in Offenburg.

In addition to the Canadian team members, other Canadians will be racing with their respective pro teams, such as Catharine Pendral (Team Luna), Marie-Hélène Prémont (Maxxis- Rocky Mountain), Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) and Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) and Francis Morin (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry).

Sin pedalled in the elite women competition on Sunday, finishing 38th.

Riding for her professional cycling team Team Luna Pro, Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, BC placed seventh, the top Canadian amongst the Women's Elite group. Marie-Hélène Prémont of Chateau Richer, QC, member of Maxxis-Rocky Mountain, placed 11th, while Emily Batty of Brooklin, ON went on to finish 15th under the Subaru-Trek colors.

The other National Team member, Mical Dyke of Victoria, BC, placed 51st.

The Canadian mountain bikers were scheduled to ride and train on the 2012 Olympic track on Monday, prior to their next competition in Offenburg, Germany, where cross-country races will be held next Saturday and Sunday.

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