Great Britain Cycling Team announced for UCI Four-Cross World Championships
Reigning national champions Will Evans and Natasha Bradley have each made choice for this year’s international championships. British 4-cross legend Scott Beaumont has also made a selection in conjunction with, Charles Currie, Elliott Heap, Grant Hill, Connor Hudson and David Roberts for the elite men’s occasion. On the women’s aspect, Natasha can be joined by means of Megan Wherry and Courtney Abbiss, who’s set to make her debut at this global championships.
Speaking of the choice, Michael Vickers, Four-Cross Co-ordinator for the Great Britain Cycling Team said: “This might be the fifth 12 months in a row that Val di Sole has hosted the 4-cross international championships, so it has come to be quite an iconic venue inside the four-cross community.
“In the guys’ race, Elliott Heap can be trying to improve on his fourth-location finish at last yr’s event. Elliott, who has a stable record of multidisciplinary achievement, has a clean fashion of driving that has the potential to set him apart from the relaxation of the sphere. He’s fantastically new to the discipline, however, his innovative lines through the corners mixed with the beyond the year of enjoying, need to position him in exact stead for a result on this course.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing Grant Hill in movement. As a former member of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s BMX supercross program, Grant has efficiently transferred his BMX competencies throughout to 4-pass and has had a sturdy 2019 season. He finished in 6th vicinity closing yr and can take self-belief from having an amazing end result in this course.
“Scott Beaumont has another time made a selection for the group and brings plenty of enjoy with him, having gained his first national 4-move title in 2008 and getting near the arena championship podium over time. No doubt, Scott will be chasing that gold medal to add to his impressive Palmares.
“On the women’s aspect, Natasha Bradley is having a high-quality season up to now, putting down some incredible effects racing inside the guys’ class at countrywide degree and prevailing the women’s race at the ProTour Round One in Fort William. Natasha’s technical capability could be one among her key strengths and, having visible her finish second at last year’s international championships, I’m actually searching ahead to seeing how she receives on this yr.
“Megan Wherry has achieved always well this season, finishing at the podium at every round of the British Four-Cross Series and completing second to Natasha at Fort William, and might be searching ahead to her 2d world championships having crashed out closing 12 months. Similarly, Courtney Abbiss could be searching ahead to her first global championship race and I suppose she will advantage plenty by being around the more skilled riders on the way to really assist her improvement.
“Overall, we’ve got decided on a robust crew for Val di Sole with some real medal hopes in both categories and, knowing the course, I think we can count on some simply exciting racing in Italy.”
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