This French rider was 2009 and 2011 World Champion, and that’s not to be sniffed at. Despite horrific conditions and two crashes, she still managed to place fourth at the World Cup in Australia this year, so expect her to be fighting for the win.
World Cup ranking: 2
Best results in 2014: 4th in Cairns and 5th in Pietermaritzburg
Best result at Fort William: 1st in 2012
Team: Lapierre Gravity Republic
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The former Swiss National Champion has been racing for several years. Before taking up Downhill, Siegenthaler was a cross-country racer, and was Junior European XC Champion in 2004. With fitness playing an important part on the long track at Fort Bill, will her cross-country past stand her in good stead?
World Cup ranking: 6
Best results of 2014: 9th at Cairns (crashed Pietermaritzburg)
Best result at Fort William: 7th in 2013
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