Monday, 10 September 2018

Winner!! 18 year old Kade Edwards wins the UCI Junior Downhill Mountain-biking World Championships for Great Britain

Kade Edwards from Huddersfield has won the Junior Downhill World Championships in Lenzerheide. His team-mate Rachel Atherton took the Women’s Elite win – her 6th World Champs!

Race conditions were “pretty much perfect” with a dry track, sunshine and great visibility – unlike the qualifying race! Lenzerheide is renowned for being tricky and with big drops, huge roots, tree stumps and rock gardens  plenty to test the young riders.

Kade had won Qualifications so he was the last man to race today , and he set the track on fire!

Kade rides for team Trek Factory Racing DH  - except in World Championships when he wears the GB colours. Team Director Dan Brown said “ We first met a 13 year old Kade when came to an Experience day with his dad and he’s been part of the TFRDH team since he joined the Atherton Academy in 2014. We’ve believed in him every minute of the way so the entire team were stoked to see his huge potential realized today with a World Championships win in his last ever ride as a Junior. – and by a massive 4.4 seconds!

Kade said “Massive thanks to everybody who has had my back  - this season has been tough but today blows everything out of the water!”

Finals results

Junior Men
1 Kade Edwards  GBR 3.03.22
2 Kye Ahern AUS +4.4
3 Elliot James CAN 5.43
4 Thibault Daprela FR 5.811
5  Henry Kerr GBR 5.815

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