Downhill MTB racer and double world champion, Manon Carpenter has today (17 August) announced her decision to leave racing behind her.
Darren Tudor, head coach at Welsh Cycling said: “Manon has had a superb career within mountain bike racing.
“From wins at the Junior UCI Downhill World Championship and the Junior Mountain Bike World Cup in 2011, Manon went onto become a double world champion in 2014 winning the UCI Mountain Bike World Championship and the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike Downhill Series.
"These achievements have really highlighted her bravery within such a high risk discipline.
Chief executive officer, Anne Adams-King added: “Manon’s accomplishments are fantastic, which she can look back on with pride.
"Manon has been a wonderful ambassador for the sport and the discipline over the years.
“We are fully supportive of her decision and wish her the very best of luck as she embarks on her new chapter.