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We just received the complete list of downhill and 4X riders registered and confirmed for World Champs at Champery, Switzerland.

Sam Hill will be giving it a go, and Fabien Barel is listed, too. Both are coming off injuries sustained while training. This will be Barel's last World Championship for the foreseeable future, since he announced his retirement a few weeks ago.

Looking through the entry list, there aren't many riders missing from the original team announcements, meaning that most are still healthy and were able to fund their trip. Recently we found out that Jill Kintner will be sitting out the Women's DH event. Other obvious missing riders include Austalia's Leonie Picton and a slew of Canadians - Andrew Mitchell, Micayla Gatto, Danice Uyseugi, Anne Laplante, Matt Zdriulk, and Kye Walstrom are all absent.

UPDATE: Steve Smith will not be competing at Champery due to the injury he sustained at Val di Sole. His tibia is chipped, causing his fibula to slightly separate at the bottom. He'll undergo minor surgery this week. Heal up, Stevie!

This race will introduce many riders you may not be familiar with, especially in the Junior category. Often times relatively unknown Juniors make big names for themselves based on their result at Worlds, kickstarting their professional World Cup careers.

Be sure to check out the last page, which tallies up the number of riders from each country and continent. Switzerland is leading the charge with 59 entries across all disciplines, including cross-country. The USA, Czech Republic, and France aren't far behind, bringing 50+ riders to face off against the rest of the World. France has 31 registered gravity athletes, 8 more than than any other country.

Who are you rooting for?

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