Bronze for Gould in Women’s Mountain Biking in London8/13/2012
Competing against the best riders from around the world, Georgia Gould took the bronze medal in women’s mountain biking in London. The women’s cross country final was held August 11.
Ninth at the beginning of the second lap according to cyclingnews.com, Gould made quick progress, advancing to fourth by the end of the lap. She was soon third, and held that position through the remainder of the race. “It’s hugely emotional,” Gould said. “You put so much work into it. It’s a race everyone is shooting for and everyone is peaking for. You just hope that the preparation that you’ve done is enough to give you what it takes on the day. I’m just glad I could not just have the opportunity to represent my country, but to bring home a medal, too.”
Gould rode Maxxis’ Aspen tires over the five-kilometer, six-lap course, located in England’s beautiful Essex countryside. A member of the Maxxis-sponsored Luna Pro Team, she represented the United States, and her medal was one of 104 won by the U.S. Her Luna teammates also turned in excellent results: Catharine Pendrel, representing Canada, rode Maxxis to 9th place, while Katerina Nash, riding for the Czech Republic, was 14th on Maxxis tires.
In men’s mountain biking, two Maxxis riders cracked the top ten. Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos was fourth, and Maxxis’ longtime sponsored rider Geoff Kabush took eighth place. The race was held August 12.
Maxxis congratulates Georgia Gould on her amazing achievement, and salutes the outstanding performances of Catharine Pendrel, Katerina Nash, Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos and Geoff Kabush. Maxxis is proud that all of these athletes chose to trust Maxxis in world-class competition.