The 2018 UCI MTB World Championships wrapped up this weekend in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. After a host of strong performances from the Great Britain Cycling Team, we highlighted the top 4 moments from an incredible few days of competition in Switzerland.
Danny Hart secures the Bronze medal in Men's Elite Downhill
A 'Super Sunday' of sorts saw a number of British medals secured in Switzerland. Danny Hart battled through an incredibly closely matched field, to a hard fought Bronze medal on a very challenging course with unpredictable conditions. Defending champion Loic Bruni of France repeated his feat from the previous year to claim gold by only 0.213 seconds.
Podium position for Harriet Harnden in Junior Women's XC
Harriet claimed the first of the Great Britain Cycling Team medals at this year's MTB World Championships and was the standout performer in XC. After 5 gruelling laps of a technical course in Switzerland, Hattie secured the final spot on the podium after challenging for silver for much of the race. From here Harriet will be shortly travelling to Argentina for the Youth Olympic Games.
Golden performance from Kade Edwards in Men's Junior Downhill Final
Kade Edwards has been setting the pace for much of the season in Men's Junior Downhill and he didn't disappoint on the big stage in Lenzerheide. Kade pulled it all together for a blistering run, taking the crown and the rainbow stripes along with it - storming to victory with a 4 second buffer to second place. The first gold medal for the Great Britain Cycling Team at this Championships and one to remember for Edwards.
British dominance from Rachel Atherton and Tahnee Seagrave in Women's Elite Downhill
British dominance in Women's Elite Downhill continued as Rachel Atherton and Tahnee Seagrave, who were early favourites, claimed a 1-2 at the 2018 World Championships. The pair have been at the top of the field in Women's Downhill all season and after qualifying in 1st and 2nd positions - it was always going to come down to the two British riders. After Seagrave went quickest by 0.7s it was down to Atherton as the only rider left to set a time. Atherton proved to be on another level to the competition ending up just shy of 10 seconds faster than Seagrave in second in securing her fifth title and completing a successful 2018 UCI MTB World Championships for the Great Britain Cycling Team.