MTBA Announce World Champs Team

Words by MTBA | Images by Flow

MTBA is pleased to announce those riders selected to represent Australia at the upcoming UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Vallnord, Andorra from August 31 to September 6.

Headlining the strong 39-member Australian team, will be downhill sensation Troy Brosnan, who has been in the mix all season long in the UCI World Cup, and will be hoping to improve on his third placed medal last year in Hafjell. In the junior men, Australia boasts a strong contingent of medal chances, most notably Andrew Crimmins and Jackson Frew. 

Athlete

Discipline

Category

DANIEL MCCONNELL

XCO

ME

BRENDAN  JOHNSTON

XCO

ME

PAUL VAN DER PLOEG

XCO

ME

CAMERON IVORY

XCO

ME

SCOTT BOWDEN

XCO

M23

CHRIS HAMILTON

XCO

M23

BEN BRADLEY

XCO

M23

REECE TUCKNOTT

XCO

M23

REBECCA HENDERSON

XCO

WE

PETA MULLENS

XCO

WE

EMILY PARKES

XCO

W23

MEGAN WILLIAMS

XCO

W19

LIAM JEFFRIES

XCO

M19

MICHAEL POTTER

XCO

M19

BRYAN DUNKIN

XCO

M19

CALLUM CARSON

XCO

M19

ALEX LACK

XCO

M19

LUKE BRAME

XCO

M19

JANINE JUNGFELS

OT

WE

NATHAN MUMMERY

OT

ME

JACK MULLALY

OT

ME

SAMUEL HILL

DH

ME

CONNOR FEARON

DH

ME

DEAN LUCAS

DH

ME

TROY BROSNAN

DH

ME

JACK MOIR

DH

ME

MICHAEL HANNAH

DH

ME

JORDAN PROCHYRA

DH

ME

DAVID MCMILLAN

DH (Reserve)

ME

TRACEY HANNAH

DH

WE

TEGAN MOLLOY

DH

WE

JACKSON FREW

DH

M19

REMY MORTON

DH

M19

DANIEL BOOKER

DH

M19

ANDREW CRIMMINS

DH

M19

JOEL WILLIS

DH

M19

MAX WARSHAWSKY

DH

M19

HARRY BUSH

DH

M19

ELLIE WALE

DH

W19

In the elite women’s downhill, Tracey Hannah will be looking to replicate the form that saw her grab bronze two years ago in Pietermaritzburg, while reigning junior world champion Tegan Molloy will keep everyone on their toes having made the step up to the elite class. 

In the elite men’s cross country, Daniel McConnell will be chasing his first world championships medal, buoyed by his fifth placed performance at the World Cup round in Windham last weekend. Rebecca Henderson will lead the charge in the elite women, looking to improve on her 15th place last year.

Finally, Janine Jungfels offers another strong medal prospect for Australia in the women’s Observed Trials, after coming off an impressive second place in last weekend’s World Cup, and will be our only female OT representative.  

MTBA President Russ Baker congratulated the members of the Australian Team on their selection and emphasised the importance on competing on the world stage.   

“It is a great honour to be selected to represent your country and this team of our best riders provides a mix of experienced world-level campaigners together with some for whom this will be the first time they wear the green and gold,” Baker said.

“I would like to congratulate all the riders on their achievement in making the team and wish them well in Andorra. While we have medal prospects in all disciplines, all these Australians will benefit from the exposure to the highest level of competition available, and we will all be supporting you from back home. Good luck.”

Please note that any appeal against a decision of the selectors, “must be lodged within 48 hours of the public announcement of the selections on the MTBA website,” as dictated under section 6.2 of the ‘General Selection Eligibility Criteria and Appeals Guide.’ 

However, because of the impending weekend, MTBA is prepared to extend this period by a further 48 hours. As such all appeals must be lodged no later than 6pm EST, Tuesday August 18, 2015.

For more information, please visit this link: http://www.mtba.asn.au/images/downloads/2015%20section%20a%20general%20selection%20criteria.pdf


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