British Cycling’s Olympic Development Riders, Annie Last, Kenta Gallagher and Grant Ferguson, are gunning for London 2012 and a place in Olympic history.
Of course that requires hour after hour of strenuous fitness training, hours in the gym and countless miles on the road bike. That said, modern XC race tracks are increasingly technical and are beginning to weight bike handling as heavily as all out fitness.
Head Coach, Phil Dixon, is a big believer in the need for confidence and skills when it comes to putting the hopefuls through their paces and here they are ripping around Lee Quarry’s pump track as a result. You can read Ric’s full feature with the trio in MBUK 272, on sale 14 December.