It’s what the race year builds up to, the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. After racing the rounds of the UCI World Cup, the final blow-out event this year will take place in Cairns where riders will race for their country on some of Austrailia’s most relentless tracks.
This year has been anything but predictable so far. The reigning queen of downhill, Rachel Atherton took a heavy hit at Fort Bill that ultimately broke her winning streak and left the competition wind open for four different winners to take the top spot.
Annie Last put on an incredible performance in Switzerland as she sailed up the ranks and into the first position during a gruelling cross-country race and Evie Richards for the Under-23’s has had quite the season also.
So who will be representing the Great Britain in Cross Country this year?
Elite men: Grant Ferguson
Elite women: Annie Last
Under-23 men: Frazer Clacherty
Under-23 women: Evie Richards
Junior men: Dan Tullett and Cameron Orr
Junior women: Sophie Wright and Emily Wadsworth
Elite men: Gee Atherton, Phil Atwill, Adam Brayton, Laurie Greenland, Charlie Hatton, Danny Hart, Bernard Kerr, Greg Williamson
Elite women: Rachel Atherton, Manon Carpenter, Tahnée Seagrave
Junior men: Joe Breeden, Kade Edwards, Henry Kerr, George Kerr, Joe Parfitt, Kaos Seagrave, Matt Walker
Junior women: Maya Atkinson