Micayla Gatto has always been a consistent rider on the World Cup circuit since emerging from the junior ranks but the 24-year-old truly announced herself on the world scene last year with some stunning form that made seasoned downhill watchers begin to take notice.
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A fifth-place finish at Mont-Sainte-Anne in 2012 was followed up with a sixth at Windham and a sixth in the World Championships in Leogang. While 2013 may not have reached the heights of last year, there’s no doubt that this bubbly Canadian has got some serious pace and can challenge the world's best women.
In this episode of The Guts Behind the Glory, Micayla talks about the challenges of being a girl in such a male-focussed sport, the financial restrictions that this brings and the continuing growth of women’s downhill racing.