Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) is delighted to announce the 2015 Australian U19 Cross Country and Downhill Mountain Bike athletes that will represent Australia at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Vallnord, Andorra from the 1 – 6 September.
Liam Jeffries (VIC) will headline the U19 Men’s Cross Country Team following a great start to the year that saw him take home gold medals in both the Subaru National Mountain Bike Championships and the Oceania Mountain Bike Championships.
Alongside Jeffries will be Bryan Dunkin (NSW), Luke Brame (NSW) and Alex Lack (TAS) who placed second, third and fourth respectively in this year’s Subaru National Championships, as well as Michael Potter (NSW), who took home silver in this year’s Oceania Championships.
Fourth placed junior rider in the Oceania Championships, Callum Carson (NSW), rounds out the Men’s team.
2015 Junior National Champion Megan Williams (QLD) will represent Australia in the U19 Women’s Cross Country category.
The seven-member U19 Men’s Downhill team is stacked with talented athletes, including this year’s Junior Oceania Champion, Junior National Champion and National Series winner Andrew Crimmins (NSW), as well as Max Warshawsky (QLD) who placed second in the National Series.
Accompanying them to Andorra will be Remy Morton (QLD), who placed second in the National Championships earlier this month, Jackson Frew (ACT), Joel Willis (NSW), Harry Bush (QLD) and Dan Booker (TAS).
Multi-disciplined rider and Junior National Downhill Champion Ellie Wale (VIC) will be representing the U19 Women.
MTBA President Russ Baker congratulated the riders, “It is a great honour to be selected to represent your Country. I congratulate all these riders on their achievements and hard work, and also thank the parents and supporters who encourage and support them in mountain biking.”
The full list of riders is below.
2015 Australian U19 Cross Country and Downhill Mountain Bike Teams
U19 Men’s Cross Country Team
- Liam Jeffries (VIC)
- Bryan Dunkin (NSW)
- Luke Brame (NSW)
- Alex Lack (TAS)
- Michael Potter (NSW)
- Callum Carson (NSW)
- Foley Lachal (VIC)
- Guy Frail (NSW)
U19 Women’s Cross Country Team
- Megan Williams (QLD)
U19 Men’s Downhill Team
- Andrew Crimmins (NSW)
- Max Warshawsky (QLD)
- Remy Morton (QLD)
- Jackson Frew (ACT)
- Joel Willis (NSW)
- Harry Bush (QLD)
- Dan Booker (TAS)
U19 Women’s Downhill Team
- Ellie Wale (VIC)