09 Sep 2017

The Under 23 Women's XCO was the first cab off the rank in Cairns this morning, with three Aussie women joining the fray - Holly Harris, Megan Williams and Charlotte Culver. The next generation of Swiss talent, Sina Frei, took the gold, cementing their domination of this discipline right now. Enjoy the photo gallery, and click here for the full results!

Holly Harris in Hotel Australia.
The start line blur.
Megan Williams grits her teeth and holds on in the open lap.
Harris in the hunt.
Harris, wings out on the descent.

The dusty rocks continue to claim skin.

USA’s Kate Courtney’s race started out badly, but she fought back to second place.
Even the lead moto was getting loose on the rocks today.
Williams grabs a bottle.

Charlotte Culver.
Sina Frei grabs the gold.
The Swiss domination of XCO is phenomenal.