Tahnee Conquers Fort William
Despite enduring a turbulent build-up, finishing more than nine seconds off the pace in qualifying, 22-year-old Tahnee Seagrave stormed to victory at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Scotland.
Seagrave produced a stunning ride and topped the podium more than eight seconds ahead of Myriam Nicole.
Third-last to begin her descent, the Transition Bikes / Muc-Off Factory Racing rider exploded out of the blocks and by the second split, was nearly eight seconds ahead of previous leader Tracey Hannah. Seagrave continued to bolster her advantage and ultimately set the benchmark, clocking in at 5:10.960.
Tahnee told BBC Sport; “I was crying all morning after [Saturday’s qualifying]. I had a decent run and didn’t really perform to what I expected,”
“I’ve had the worst week I possibly could. I’ve turned my phone off, shut off social media and this morning was horrible. In previous years, I was out for a year with a dislocated elbow and I’ve had horrible injuries in the past. To finally just get down in one piece was going to be the goal, let along taking the win – that’s just a bonus.”
“I never thought it would happen – honestly.”
We are stoked for Tahnee, showing her pure determination and grit to conquer this weekend. No one deserves this win more than Tahnee, and we hope this is the start of another incredible year for Tahnee.
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