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Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) has named a 10 member Australian Junior Downhill Team for the UCI MTB World Championships to be held in Cairns, Queensland 5th-10th September.


The team includes Junior National champions Baxter Maiwald (VIC) and Ellie Smith (NSW) and Oceania Champion Joshua Clark (NSW), as well as a number of world championship debutants.

Baxter Maiwald

Joshy Clark

Ellie Smith at the 2017 Australian Downhill National Championships, Mt Joyce QLD. Photo by Element Photo and Video Productions.

In the lead up to the world championships, a number of the squad will attend a four day training camp in Cairns with national team staff.

JUNIOR MEN DHI

Baxter Maiwald (VIC)
Patrick Butler (NSW)
Joshua Clark (NSW)
Ben Zwar (VIC)
Harry Parsons (NSW)
Bryce Heathcote (VIC)
Darcy Coutts (VIC)
Matt Carter (VIC)
Reserves: Niki Barber; Aaron Gungl

JUNIOR WOMEN DHI

Ellie Smith (NSW)
Sally Potter (NSW)

Baxter Maiwald

Harry Parsons

The remainder of the Australian team for the world championships will be released early next month.

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