The British domination of downhill has been questioned in recent times, we even started to doubt it ourselves, but on the biggest stage and the toughest track of the year this small, green island proved itself again. Val di Sole kicked up a sandstorm of adversity but Hart, Atherton and Greenland all emerged with freshly buffed metal firmly in their grasp.
Photos: Seb Schiek
With Steve Peat on stage and God Save the Queen ringing out you couldn’t help but feel proud of our nation’s past, present and future in this sport. Take a look at all the best photo action here.
Life is tough for junior women racers. Under-supported and overlooked, the only real chance they have to shine is at the annual World Championships. This year it was the chance of Alessia Missiaggia, Samantha Kingshill and Flora Lesoin who caught the attention of the world.