Get the low down on the Pietermaritzburg track over at Dirt Magazine, with amazing photos from Laurence Crossman-Emms.
Rachel is on fire yet again, dominating the track and taking the win by eight seconds. Brit, Manon Carpenter had a crash taking out a photographer in the process ruining her chances of a World Championship podium spot. A fantastic result for Tracey Hannah, seeing her take third after a shaky season coming back from injury.
Greg Minnaar gets a long awaited top spot at World Champs with one hell of a run just stealing the run from Mick Hannah. Jared Graves took third on his trail bike after sitting on the hot seat only to be knocked off by three seconds. Gee is back in seventh place, with Cappuccino Steve in 15th, chasing down the front runners. An amazing result for Matthew Simmonds in 5th, full results below.
All together some interesting results considering the bike choices, a lot of debate has been sparked into wheels sizes and possible regulation in the future. 2014 will be an exciting year for mountain biking with a lot of manufacturers opting for a whole new set-up. The 2014 season kicks off in Pietermaritzburg on 5/6 April:
UCI DHI Round 1 05-06 April Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
UCI DHI Round 2 26-27 April Cairns (AUS)
UCI DHI Round 3 07-08 June Fort William (GBR)
UCI DHI Round 4 14-15 June Leogang (AUT)
UCI DHI Round 5 02-03 August Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
UCI DHI Round 6 09-10 August Windham (USA)
UCI DHI Round 7 23-24 August Méribel (FRA)