Games mountain rider is selected for British squad

First published in Sport

REDDITCH’S Commonwealth Games rider Beth Crumpton has been selected to represent Great Britain at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Lillehammer.

The 20-year-old, who finished ninth in Glasgow last week, will race in the Under-23 age section at the tournament, which runs between September 2 and 7.

Current national champions, Annie Last and Grant Ferguson, will lead a young team for Great Britain in the cross country event, which also includes Iain Paton, Crumpton and Alice Barnes.

Coach Phil Dixon said: “The World Championships in Lillehammer will allow the riders to compete against the world’s best on what is a very tough and physical track, but one that this young team should enjoy racing on.”

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