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World Championships: Great Britain’s Aldridge and New Zealand’s Maxwell win U23 MTB world titles

World Championships: Great Britain's Aldridge and New Zealand's Maxwell win U23 MTB world titles

Great Britain’s Charlie Aldridge won the men’s under-23 title and Samara Maxwell of New Zealand won the women’s U23 title at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. Both took solo victories, Aldridge using a final-lap attack and Maxwell riding five of her six laps out front.

The Friday affairs were held under overcast skies on the 3.5km circuit at Glentress Forest in the Scottish Borders Peebles. The men faced 1,015 metres of elevation gain, the women 870 metres, which wore down competitors on a technical course with stiff ascents mixed with rooty and rocky descents. 

U23 Men

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Charlie Aldridge (Great Britain) (Image credit: SWPix)

Charlie Aldridge (Great Britain) charged from a leading group of three riders on the last lap and won the under-23 men’s world title in Scotland.

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