British Cycling has announced its 35-strong Great Britain Mountain Bike Team for the forthcoming World Championships held at Val di Sole, Italy between the 15-22 June.
Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton have made the squad and are all on fine form after they each had a World Cup race win at the recent event in Vallnord, Andorra.
Also included in the squad is multi-World Cup Downhill winner Steve Peat, Britain’s first female World Cup winning downhiller Tracy Moseley and Commonwealth Gold winner Liam Killeen. A crop of talented junior riders complete the line-up.
Representing the Elite DH will be Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton, Ben Cathro ,Brendan Fairclough, Fionn Griffiths, Tracy Moseley and Steve Peat .
The Junior DH squad will consist of Josh Bryceland, Sam Dale, Danny Hart and Joe Smith. In the 4X will be Dan Atherton, Scott Beaumont, Will Evans, Fionn Griffiths and Dave Wardell.
Oli Beckingsale, Liam Killeen and Fiona McDermid will contest XC, with Ian Bibby, Ross Creber, Ian Field and David Fletcher in the U23 category and Sebastian Batchelor, Hamish Creber, Annie Last and Alex Paton in the Junior and Women classes.
In addition to these riders, each category will be open for extra riders following any top performances at this weekend’s Fort William World Cup.