Australia Announces 43 Athletes for Mont Sainte Anne World Champs

Jul 31, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Kye A Hern was digging for gold and ended up striking in silver in juniors.

Australia has announced its 43-strong team for World Champs in Mont Sainte Anne. With seven riders across both disciplines ranked in the top 20 in the world, they're definitely in with a shot at some medals at the end of August too.

Leading the charge is the downhill team with Tracey Hannah heading to Canada as the gold medal favourite in the women's category. Troy Brosnan is also enjoying a stellar season and is the only male rider to have podiumed at every round this year. Rebecca McConnell, who currently sits eighth overall in the UCI World Cup points standings after three top 10 finishes, leads the way for the cross-country riders.

The full team is below:

XC
Dan McConnell put in the fastest lap of the day and propelled himself to 9th.

Elite men

- Cameron Ivory
- Sebastian Jayne
- Daniel McConnell
- Reece Tucknott

Under 23 Men

- Luke Brame
- Callum Carson
- Matthew Dinham
- Cameron Wright (U23)

Junior men

- Piper Albrecht
- Nick Chisholm
- Zach Larsson
- Cooper Jessen
- Liam Johnston
- Domenic Paolilli
- Corey Smith

Elite Women

- Holly Harris
- Rebecca McConnell

Under 23 Women

- Katherine Hosking
- Sarah Tucknott
- Megan Williams

Junior Women

- Zoe Cuthbert
- Holly Lubcke
- Phoebe Thompson
- Emily Wooster (Junior).

Downhill
Connor Fearon was strong in qualifying but struggled to find the same pace in the finals.

Elite men

- Troy Brosnan
- Dean Lucas
- Connor Fearon
- Jackson Frew
- Michael Hannah
- Jack Moir
- Ben Zwar
- Oliver Zwar
- Darcy Coutts (Reserve)

Junior men

- Kye A'Hern
- Will Arblaster
- Joshua Arcus
- Ethan Corney
- Cooper Downey
- Luke Meier-Smith
- Jaxon Sawyer

Elite women

- Sian A'Hern
- Danielle Beecroft
- Tracey Hannah

Junior women

- Cassie Voysey

Regions in Article
Mont-Sainte-Anne DH Park


29 Comments

  • + 48
 Phew, glad i didn't make the list, got a piss up that weekend.
  • + 11
 P.s, and a race to watch.
  • + 36
 Ever heard of an Australian kiss? It's like a French kiss, just down under
  • + 1
 Ha!!!
  • + 1
 I think you win the internet’s this week. I will no doubt use that line in the future.
  • + 3
 *texting this to my wife right now
  • + 5
 Don't forget the Kiwi kiss, just a little to the South...
  • + 10
 No Sam?
  • + 1
 No enduro...
  • + 2
 This is awesome, my girl was selected for the aus dh world champs team in 2011, she was the only woman, in seniors or juniors for downhill. Good to see Australia taking it a bit more seriously.
  • + 3
 straya to regain dh dominance over those super fast frogs
  • + 5
 Brap, goes the frog. Smile
  • + 3
 I expected to see Sam Hill on the list. He may fit on “reserve”?
  • + 1
 I believe he would have to attend a WC or 2 to be eligible. I would assume he's focused on a 3rd EWS title since the points got all messed up w/Maes missing a few rd's.
  • + 1
 gosh...
  • + 1
 why would you expect that?
  • + 0
 This is the kind of support our sport needs! Well done Aussies!!! Meanwhile in other countries the athletes have to pay the trips for themselves and get close to zero support...
  • + 6
 Where does it say that their trips are paid for?
  • + 1
 I'm a little confused now, Australia nominates the athletes; but the athletes themselves have to finance their expenses, or has there been a development on the financial side of the equation?

Here I'm quoting Bec McConnell:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxwuZcjCP9B/

"So I am putting it out to all Aussie mountain bike fans, to support in any way you can our Australian National Champions. It makes me sad to think that some of our Aussies may miss out on some of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life, because there is no financial support behind them.

This fundraiser is a small step in the direction of bringing more support to our riders. And believe me, your support goes further than the money you are putting behind them. You are also showing Australian riders that we all believe in them and each and every one of our National Champions is incredibly grateful for the support.
"
  • + 1
 Hey mate us Aussie like other countries get zero financial support getting to the places. It’s all self funded.
  • + 4
 Mate i once had to PAY to wear the Aussie Kit in a World Cup ...on top of entry fees, travel, bikes ect...
  • + 1
 @Brainthecrazyfreerider: Wow, I had no idea!!!
I just thought they would be supportive when they nominate such a big team.
Also sorry for @RussL at least it´s a cool Kit to wear when you ride with your buddies Smile
  • + 1
 Fu k yeah will!!!! Well done!! Stoked to see him up there, the family is mega supportive and couldn't be a better guy. Who's he riding for now?
  • + 2
 Poland announces... hm... 0 athletes? Big Grin
  • + 4
 Yes, for every million of whiny bitches one athlete was removed. Hence the result. UCI is waiting for the country to cheer the fk up instead of throwing their hands up in the air and say “oooooh so typical of Poland!” as if nobody has never said it before.
  • + 1
 Congrats to all the selected riders. Still waiting for the UCI to add a down country category for my time to shine.
  • + 2
 duo hannah go go go!!!!
  • + 1
 Martin Maes! I hope Belgium will have better jerseys then last year!
  • + 1
 Serious DH team

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