After appearing on the entry list
and also making a decision not to race Rachel Atherton could now be getting between the tape for her first World Cup since 2019 after all.
Despite appearing on the entry list for this weekend's World Cup Rachel had previously decided to hold off a return to racing until the next British National DH race. Interestingly it seems after arriving in Fort William with the Atherton team Rachel has now decided she is taking on the challenging Scottish course. We heard rumours this morning that Rachel would be back on the bike and racing on Sunday and although we are yet to have this confirmed we have spotted her on her bike during Friday practice.
We have now had confirmation that Rachel is back taking practice runs today and is apparently buzzing to be back at World Cups. I wouldn't add her to your Fantasy League teams just yet though as after talking to the Atherton Team we were told that the current plan is just practice runs. There was a small hint that maybe she will try qualifying tomorrow but the current goal is still to have the next British National DH race as her first full race back.