Switzerland proved that they had depth across all XCO categories when they won the Team Relay on the opening day of the 2017 Mountain Bike World Championships, in Cairns, Australia, and they provided further proof on Saturday, sweeping all three titles in the final day of XCO competition. Nino Schurter defended his title in the Elite men's race, Jolanda Neff ...
Sam Gaze added New Zealand to the list of nations who have won world titles at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, Australia, on Friday. Gaze was the defending champion in Under-23 men's XCO. Alan Hatherly of South Africa took the silver medal and Maximilian Brandl of Germany the bronze.
Austria and host nation Australia took the first XCO titles of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships on Thursday, in Cairns, Australia. Laura Stigger of Austria won the Junior women's title, while Cameron Wright of Australia took the Junior men's.
The 2017 Mountain Bike World Championships opened in Cairns, Australia, on Wednesday with the team relay, and the Swiss powerhouse team immediately showed that they are as strong as ever, winning the first world title of these Championships. Denmark beat defending champions France in a sprint finish for silver.
While Australia has had exceptional athletes in all disciplines of mountain biking, it has been in the downhill (DHI) where the country has had most success at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.
An event as complicated as UCI World Championships or World Cups requires many individuals to make sure it operates smoothly. For mountain biking, two of these individuals are the UCI Technical Delegates (TDs) for downhill (DHI) and Olympic Cross-country (XCO).