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Published: 16 July 2014
Images: Laurence Crossman-Emms
Great Britain’s Katy Curd became fourcross world champion for the first time in Leogang, Austria on Saturday June 14.
Turning silver in 2013 into gold, Curd did it the hard way with a puncture in qualification consigning her to last gate pick through each round.
Curd overcame this disadvantage to make it to the final, where she beat 2012 world champion Anneke Beerten.
The event was set to be Curd’s final attempt at winning the rainbow jersey, as she turns her focus to downhill competition in 2015.
Following the race Curd was overjoyed, and received congratulations from long-term mentor and 2010 downhill world champion Tracy Moseley.
YES !! Katy Curd.....World Champion !! So deserved. Just shows what hard work, dedication and patience can do. So happy for your Katy.. X— Tracy Moseley (@tracy_moseley) June 14, 2014
In the men’s event Scott Beaumont was Great Britain’s highest finisher, making it as far as the semi-finals before being eliminated and ultimately salvaging sixth in the small final.
At the conclusion of competition British Cycling’s downhill coordinator Will Longden commented: “There were a total of 11 Brits representing Great Britain at the fourcross world championships, with many gaining valuable experience for the future and showing the UK fourcross scene has strength in depth looking to future major events.”