10 enthralling moments of 2017

All the spills and thrills from a captivating UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series. 1 – Belomoina hints at new era in cross-country – Albstadt XCO, May 28 Ukrainian Yana Belomoina had never before won a World Cup race but in searing temperatures in Germany, the 24-year-old gave a hint to potential future dominance with the victory. It proved to be one of three wins in four straight events, Belomoina also finishing on the podium in the other subsequent remaining races of the season. 2 – Atherton dislocates shoulder – Fort William DHI, June…

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Atherton wins Laureus award

Rachel Atherton called it “the perfect end to the perfect season” after the mountain biker was crowned the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year. The 29-year-old beat surfing world champions John Florence and Tyler Wright, snowboarder Chloe Kim, skateboarder Pedro Barros and freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru to the illustrious award in a star-studded ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday night. Atherton was voted by Laureus Academy members for a season in which she completed a clean sweep by winning all the World Cups – taking her winning streak to 15…

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The Athertons joins Trek Factory Racing DH

Athertons – The most popular family in professional downhill mountain bike racing has ended the 4 years career with GT Bicycles and joined Trek Factory Racing Downhill for inaugural season. Trek and Trek Factory Racing announced today the creation of a marquee World Cup-level Downhill racing program for the 2016 season. The new team will take on the full UCI World Cup series as well as select regional Red Bull events. Joining Trek Factory Racing Downhill for its inaugural season will be Rachel Atherton (UK), Gee Atherton (UK), Dan Atherton (UK),…

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