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British Cycling announces downhill squad for UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

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UCI Mountain Bike World Championships | Get into mountain biking
Published: 1 August 2014
Image: Darren Goddard/Gameplan Media

World champion Rachel Atherton will defend her title in Norway

British Cycling has today announced the downhill squad selected to represent Great Britain at the upcoming UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Hafjell, Norway from 2-7 September.

World champion Rachel Atherton will have the chance to defend her title and she is joined by Tahnee Seagrave and Manon Carpenter, who will look to continue her impressive 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series form.

Fresh from becoming the 2014 British Cycling National Mountain Bike Downhill champion and his first UCI Mountain Bike World Cup win, Josh Bryceland will be joined by former senior world champions, Steve Peat, Danny Hart and Gee Atherton in the men’s event, with four promising young riders also taking part in the Junior category.

Speaking on the selection, British Cycling downhill coordinator Will Longden said:

“The Hafjell track is a fast and technical one, which is well suited to the team. The squad is one that includes a wealth of experience with seven previous world champions, as well as great potential for the future, which I hope will combine in more world titles and medals for GB downhill riders.”

DH elite men
Gee Atherton
Danny Hart
Josh Bryceland
Sam Dale
Matt Simmonds
Steve Peat
Greg Williamson

DH elite women
Rachel Atherton
Manon Carpenter
Tahnee Seagrave

DH junior men
Taylor Vernon
Neil Stewart
Drew Carters
Laurie Greenland

 

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