Female Athlete of the Year Winner
With over twenty years of race experience behind her, Tracy Moseley's resume is a sight to behold, full of first place finishes in World Cup downhill, and more recently in the Enduro World Series. There are even XC and dual slalom victories thrown in for good measure - Moseley is the epitome of a well-rounded rider, a formidable threat on two wheels no matter the discipline. 2015 was no exception, and after finishing second to Anne-Caroline Chausson at the first round of the EWS in Rotorua, New Zealand, Moseley went on a tear, winning the next six stops in the series and clinching the overall title for the third year in a row.
It wasn't just her race day performances that were impressive; her practice days were noteworthy in their own right, as Mosley often shunned the use of an uplift, preferring to pedal rather than shuttle her way to the top of stages. Her final stage of the season in Finale saw her suffer her only mechanical of the season - an inner tube got wrapped round her bike, forcing her to stop and pull it out mid-stage. Thinking she had blown the stage because of it, she came down smiling nonetheless, only to find out she'd still managed to lay down the best time.
|I think moments like in Ainsa where she was helping repair the rest of the field's bikes between stages as she was the best-prepared really speaks to her character. She helped keep her rivals in the race from her spares without a second thought. - Matt Wragg|
After a spectacular year of racing, Tracy hung up her racing shoes in her own quiet yet classy way with a small announcement to the media on course at Finale. She'll still be competing in select events in 2016, but after years of putting it all on the line between the tape, she's taking a well-deserved break. For her achievements, along with her humility as an athlete, Tracy Moseley is Pinkbike’s 2015 Female Athlete of the Year.