Manon Carpenter to compete at UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

Manon Carpenter to compete at UCI Mountain Bike World Championships


British Cycling has today announced the team selected to represent Great Britain at the forthcoming UCI Mountain Bike World Championships taking place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 26 August to 1 September.

Great Britain will be represented by five British Cycling Programme riders in the Cross Country event, including Kenta Gallagher who recently took his first World Cup podium when he won gold in the Cross Country Eliminator event in Czech Replublic. Fellow Podium Programme rider and Olympian Annie Last misses out on selection due to recovering from a back injury.

Rachel Atherton and brother Gee Atherton have been included in the selection for the Down Hill, both having had consistent success in the World Cup series this year.

Wales' Manon Carpenter is in her second year as an elite senior rider, and has had some impressive results at this years UCI World Cup Series in the Down Hill events. Carpenter most recently won the Copa del Cataluna race in Andorra, a UCI test event on the new world cup track.

Junior trials rider and current Junior European Trials Champion Jack Carthy has made the team for the Trials event.


U23 Men

Grant Ferguson
Kenta Gallagher

U23 Women

Beth Crumpton

Junior Men

Michael Thompson

Junior Women

Alice Barnes


DHI Elite Men

Gee Atherton
Danny Hart
Josh Bryceland
Greg Williamson
Steve Peat
Marc Beaumont
Matt Simmonds
Brendan Fairclough (reserve)
Bernard Kerr (reserve)

Elite Women

Rachel Atherton
Manon Carpenter
Fionn Griffiths

Junior Men

Michael Jones
Phil Atwill
Innes Graham
George Gannicott
Sam Herd

Junior Women

Tahnee Seagrave


Elite Men

Andrei Burton

Junior Men

Jack Carthy