British Team Announced for 2013 MTB World Championships

BRITISH CYCLING ANNOUNCES GB TEAM FOR 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 26th August to 1st 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. Junior trials rider and current Junior European Trials Champion Jack Carthy has made the team for the Trials event.

CROSS COUNTRY:

U23 Men

Grant Ferguson

Kenta Gallagher

U23 Women

Beth Crumpton

Junior Men

Michael Thompson

Junior Women

Alice Barnes

DOWNHILL:

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

Trials

Elite Men

Andrei Burton

Junior Men

Jack Carthy

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