Geoff Kabush was part of a strong Canadian showing at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Tour race May 26 in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.
The Courtenay mountain biker placed seventh in the Men Elite division at the second race of the 2013 season. Racing for Scott-3RoxRacing, he finished just 10 seconds behind fifth-place Max Plaxton of Victoria.
Racing for Sho-Ari Cannondale, the two-time reigning Canadian champion Plaxton crossed the line with a time of 1:41:35 – his best performance of the season.
Derek Zandstra (Scott-3RoxRacing) placed 31st.
In Women Elite, Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) of Canada placed third while Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) was ninth and Amanda Sin (Scott-3RoxRacing) finished 32nd.
The next event on the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Tour goes June 8 in Fort William, Great Britain. It is the first downhill race on the calendar.