Not sure how we missed this news from a while back, probably because theres so much news whizzing around some of it misses the Dirt noses.

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Photo: J.Perry

Anyway remember Anne Caroline Chausson? She won something like 12 world championship titles, about four 4-cross titles and a few bmx ones to boot, in short she was pretty bloody good. She retired from racing downhill around 2005/6. The new news is that she is leaving Commencal Bikes and has signed with Vario and will be concentrating on BMX for the Beijing Olympics this summer.

After the Olympics she will be returning to race 4-cross. This is great news for the sport, and we all look forward to her return.

Vario bikes will be distributed by 2x2 in the Uk.