March 8th is International Women's Day. To celebrate, Pinkbike would like to take you back through the last year of highlights and coverage from women's mountain biking.
The Big News of the Year
After an intense season, Manon Carpenter wins the Overall UCI DH World Cup
title and World Championships
Tracy Mosely edges out Anne-Caroline Chausson for the 2014 Enduro World Series overall win
Jolanda Neff wraps up an incredible season and takes the overall UCI XCO win
Canadian Catharine Pendrel wins the UCI XCO World Championships
in Hafjell, Norway.Rachel Atherton sponsors Junior Women's category at the British Downhill Series
.Manon wins Female Gravity Athlete of the Year in the Pinkbike MTB Awards. Female Gravity Athlete of the Year Nominees.Crankworx announces equal prize money
. The British Downhill Series also announced equal prize money for 2015.
We asked Where have all the ladies gone
We got to chat with some of our favourite female athletes over the year and found out what inspires them.
Tracey Hannah shared her year with us via the Hannah Report
Emily Batty took us on the 2014 UCI XCO world tour with her Rider Perspective
Other thought pieces:
Danielle Baker wrote The B Side
Amanda Batty penned Bitches Brew
We visited trade show floors and tried on product throughout the year and reported back our findings.
Local Women's Events
In the spirit of encouragement, women are getting their own events, camps and initiatives more and more often. Here's some of the local events that happened this year.
Our Favourite Edits
There were some killer edits this year with incredible riding, the ladies below know how to throw down.Claire Buchar - GoPro Dirt Diaries
Amanda Cordell - Girl's Lunch Date
Casey Brown and Poppy the Trail Dog
Manon Carpenter's Winning Hafjell Run
Smith Women - Tapping into the Unkown
Anka Martin and Sarah Leishman Explore New Zealand
Tracy Mosely Samples La Thuille
Gemma Corbrera - My 2014
Franziska Meyer - Riding, Crashing and Still Smiling
Manon Carpenter - After Dark
Bring on another amazing year for women in mountain biking in 2015!
, @dbaker, @EmilyBatty