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MTB: Katy Curd, British National 4X Champion for the second year running

July 26, 2011

Katy Curd walked away with the title of British National fourcross (4X) Champion holding onto the title for a second year running.

Katy-Curd-Nat-ChampsJuly 16- 17 saw the UK’s best 4X rider’s head up to Harthill, Cheshire for a weekend of riding and racing. It was the biggest 4X race of the year, the British National Championships, and Britain’s best riders battled it out to win the 2011 title and the coveted National Champs Jersey.

22-year-old Katy, battled against Britain’s elite to defend her 2010 National Championships title, managing to walk away with the National Champs jersey for the second year running.

Race conditions were treacherous for Sunday’s National Championships, with heavy rain making the track slippery and catching many riders out. But the conditions were not a problem for Rose rider Katy, who commented on loving the challenge of the wet track and even took part in a victory mudslide after winning her 2011 British National Champion title.

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Katy was pleased with the result saying, “After having a disappointing start to my season, I put a lot of pressure on myself coming in to this race. So to be able to walk away with the title for the second year in a row means a lot to me.”

Katy-CurdIt’s not just 4X where Katy excels, as she proved this weekend at the downhill National Championships in Llangollen, Wales. Finishing with an impressive second place, to current downhill World Champion Tracy Moseley, who took the top spot.

The season is not yet over for the 4X and downhill rider as next month she travels to Europe for the final rounds of the UCI World Cup.

Faye Sanders, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Faye is the founder of women’s mountain bike blog www.girlmtnbiker.com. They are Katy Curd’s media sponsor.

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