The final gold medals of the inaugural UCI Urban Cycling were handed out in Chengdu on Sunday, with France’s Titouan Perrin-Ganier and Switzerland’s Kathrin Stirnemann taking the honours in the cross-country Eliminator (XCE) events.
The inaugural edition will see the crowning of the first-ever UCI World Champions for BMX Freestyle Park. The best trials and cross-country Eliminator athletes will also receive their rainbow jerseys in Chengdu.
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.