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7/31/2017 2:23 PM



The countdown is officially on, with British Cycling announcing the team that will represent the nation at the 2017 UCI Downhill World Championships being held on September 5-10 in Cairns, Australia. The squad is 19 strong! Notable absentee is Brendan Fairclough, although this is not the first time this particular "freeracer" has failed to make the selection following a disappointing season, by his lofty standards. Stay tuned to keep up with the team news as other countries announce their squads over the coming weeks.

2017 British Cycling World Championship Downhill Team

Elite men
Gee Atherton
Phil Atwill
Adam Brayton
Laurie Greenland
Charlie Hatton
Danny Hart
Bernard Kerr
Greg Williamson

Elite women
Rachel Atherton
Manon Carpenter
Tahnee Seagrave

Junior men
Joe Breeden
Kade Edwards
Henry Kerr
George Kerr
Joe Parfitt
Kaos Seagrave
Matt Walker

Junior women
Maya Atkinson
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8/1/2017 12:29 AM

Hmmm... hoping that Kerr comes back healthy, strong, and just as on point as he has been seems like a tall order. He's got a little over a month to put it all back together, so perhaps that will be manageable.

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8/1/2017 12:52 AM

Australia's Junior Team has been announced:

The team includes Junior National champions Baxter Maiwald (VIC) and Ellie Smith (NSW) and Oceania Champion Joshua Clark (NSW), as well as a number of world championship debutants.

In the lead up to the world championships, a number of the squad will attend a four day training camp in Cairns with national team staff.

JUNIOR MEN DHI
Baxter Maiwald (VIC)
Patrick Butler (NSW)
Joshua Clark (NSW)
Ben Zwar (VIC)
Harry Parsons (NSW)
Bryce Heathcote (VIC)
Darcy Coutts (VIC)
Matt Carter (VIC)
Reserves: Niki Barber; Aaron Gungl

JUNIOR WOMEN DHI
Ellie Smith (NSW)
Sally Potter (NSW)

The remainder of the team will be released early next month.
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8/2/2017 4:04 AM

Sam Hill should be in. Joshua Button and Greame Mudd didnt get top 20 and Sam did

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8/2/2017 5:18 AM

Bummer for Brendan Fairclough. That Brit team is real tough to get on.

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8/2/2017 11:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/2/2017 11:23 AM

TEAMROBOT wrote:

Bummer for Brendan Fairclough. That Brit team is real tough to get on.

yeah, that's a rough one!
elite men's results from last year's WC just for some perspective too #longlivechainsaw : (




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8/14/2017 4:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/14/2017 5:00 AM

Here we go, Australia just announced their team...and Sam Hill is IN! We couldn't be more stoked:

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) are pleased to confirm the following riders selected to contest the 2017 UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns, Queensland 5th-10th September 2017.

A team of 64 Australian cross-country and downhill riders will compete against the worlds best at the season ending event, held in Australia for the third time.

Leading the cross-country athletes will be national elite champion’s Daniel McConnell (ACT) and Rebecca Henderson (ACT).

While spearheading the downhillers is Troy Brosnan (SA) and Tracey Hannah (QLD), who have won World Cups this season in Andorra and Fort William respectively.

This year welcomes the return of downhill legend Sam Hill (WA), a five-time world champion.

MTBA CEO Shane Coppin expects the Aussies to make their mark over the five-day competition.

“Australia can be very proud of the team that has been selected and we know they will certainly be giving it a red hot crack in front of a very vocal home crowd.”

The Australian Team:

ELITE MEN DHI
Troy Brosnan (SA)
Jack Moir (NSW)
Connor Fearon (SA)
Michael Hannah (QLD)
Dean Lucas (VIC)
Sam Hill (WA)
Joshua Button (NSW)
Jake Newell (NSW)
Reserves: Jackson Frew; Graeme Mudd

ELITE WOMEN DHI
Tracey Hannah (QLD)
Ronja Hill-Wright (ACT)
Danielle Beecroft (NSW)
Tegan Molloy (NSW)
Kellie Weinert (NSW)
Sian A’Hern (NSW)
Katie Lawlor (QLD)
Shelly Flood (SA)

ELITE MEN XCO
Daniel McConnell (ACT)
Cameron Ivory (NSW)
Kyle Ward (NSW)
Mark Tupalski (ACT)
Adrian Jackson (VIC)
Russell Nankervis (VIC)
Sebastian Jayne (VIC)

U23 MEN XCO
Tasman Nankervis (VIC)
Reece Tucknott (WA)
Ben Bradley (TAS)
Alex Lack (TAS)
Callum Carson (NSW)
Nicholas Pedler (QLD)
Michael Potter (NSW)
Luke Brame (NSW)
Reserve: Michael Denton

ELITE WOMEN XCO
Rebecca Henderson (ACT)
Peta Mullens (VIC)
Kathryn McInerney (VIC)
Eliza Kwan (ACT)
Sarah Riley (VIC)
Anna Beck (QLD)
Tory Thomas (VIC)

U23 WOMEN XCO
Holly Harris (NSW)
Megan Williams (QLD)
Charlotte Culver (NSW)

A number of riders will contest the final round of the World Cup season at Val di Sole, Italy 26-27 August, before returning to Australia for the world championships.

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8/14/2017 10:20 AM

Get out there & ride your bike, give them hell at the World's in your backyard & hope ya win another Rainbow Jersey!

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8/14/2017 11:19 AM

Curious question: Can you wear the rainbow jersey on the EWS?

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8/14/2017 11:48 AM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Curious question: Can you wear the rainbow jersey on the EWS?

Yea under your ews champs Jersey!

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8/14/2017 12:33 PM

\m/ SAMMMY!

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8/14/2017 10:06 PM

Good! Fair! Logic! He seems to be in shape for a track like this more then ever.

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8/15/2017 7:46 AM

Well. Pinners are winners after all!

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Trouble Maker. Here to spit truth in the form of sarcasm.

8/16/2017 8:12 AM

Anyone have any insight on this whole issue with Jenny Rissveds, Sweeden, and POC?. Seems utterly outrageous to me.

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8/16/2017 3:09 PM

MPH24 wrote:

Anyone have any insight on this whole issue with Jenny Rissveds, Sweeden, and POC?. Seems utterly outrageous to me.

I'm in Sweden and it has been on the national news. Serious business.

Some good info in the comments section of the Pinkbike article, not in the article itself, which is a pretty one sided, sensationalist piece of click bait.

POC and Swedish Cycling have released statements today. Looks like they are searching for a solution, but it sounds from Jenny Rissveds' personal statement, that she won't feel comfortable competing after everything that has happened.

It's a real shame. Nothing good has come out of all this.

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8/17/2017 3:20 AM

French team announcement, with the curious decision to not include Morgane Charre despite her meeting the minimum criteria and reportedly offering to pay her own air fare (which in itself boggles the mind, she was after all World Champ in 2012 and has since been getting consistent if not top-shelf results):

Women Elite:
Myriam Nicole (Commencal- Vallnord),
Marine Cabirou (VV Racing)

Men Elite:
Loic Bruni (Specialized Gravity),
Loris Vergier (Santa Cruz Syndicate),
Florent Payet (VV Racing),
Alexandre Fayolle (Polygon UR),
Amaury Pierron (Lac Blanc Commençal),
Rudy Cabirou (Unior Tools Team),
Baptiste Pierron (VV Racing)

Reserve, Men Elite:
Benoit Coulanges (Dorval Am Nicolai)

Junior Women:
Mélanie Chappaz (Dorval Am Nicolai),
Flora Lesoin (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Junior Men:
Sylvain Cougoureux (Les Gets Intense)

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8/17/2017 6:18 AM

Oz_Taylor wrote:

I'm in Sweden and it has been on the national news. Serious business.

Some good info in the comments section of the Pinkbike article, not in the article itself, which is a pretty one sided, sensationalist piece of click bait.

POC and Swedish Cycling have released statements today. Looks like they are searching for a solution, but it sounds from Jenny Rissveds' personal statement, that she won't feel comfortable competing after everything that has happened.

It's a real shame. Nothing good has come out of all this.

Crazy times. Best in the world can't compete at world champs because of sponsor BS and there is good info in the Pinkbike comment section - who would of thought.

What a bummer though

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