Video: Danny Hart, downhill world champion

His career so far and that mind-blowing run at Champery

Danny Hart has style for miles - who else would stick in a whip on a world championship winning run?

Jaws dropped across the globe as Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off-Road Team) threaded his way down the precipitous slopes of Champery in Switzerland to seize the rainbow stripes at this year’s UCI World Championships, slicing through the mud and throwing in one of his signature whips in sight of the finish line crowd for good measure.


Mountain Biking UK’s Rob Weaver met up with Danny in Hamsterley Forest, just down the road from his home in Redcar, to check out his riding and quiz him about his career so far and that incredible race run. You can check out what he had to say in the video below. There’ll be a full feature on Danny in issue 272 of MBUK magazine, out on 14 December.

Danny Hart interview (thanks to The Cross Keys in Hamsterley for use of their bar):

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And in case you’ve been living in a cave for the past two months, here’s his winning run at Champery, courtesy of

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