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"Next year, I want to do all the mountain bike Worlds Cups. I think it will be nice," said Ferrand Prevot. "I will also do the road. It will be good to race both."

When asked how she manages changing between the two disciplines, she said, “I think it’s important to keep a good balance between the road and the mountain bike. I try to chose my races and to rest as possible.”

"Also, the position is not the same between my bikes. So to switch back and forth, I need to make sure I also train on my mountain bike and practice the technical riding."

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Ferrand Prevot to focus on mountain bike World Cup in 2015 | Cyclingnews.com

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All the stuff from 2014 cross country and downhill worlds

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"Rach Atherton was up by a second at the 1st split and I was sat watching the screen, waiting to see what was going to happen. Split two and she hadn’t made any more time on me, still only a second up. I know I always have good bottom section and Rach didn’t look super smooth on the screen and it was getting pretty tense! Coming over the bridge she had ten seconds left, and I knew it was about ten from the bridge…. I was thinking I was going to just miss out by a fraction but the time kept ticking… Coming through the line the green light switched to red and I couldn’t believe it! I hadn’t even thought how I’d feel if I won, or what I’d do, I didn’t want to dare. I’d just done the Double!"

Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike

Click through for Manon Carpenter telling the story of her trade team at the 2014 downhill MTB Worlds, with some gorgeous photos.

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Manon Carpenter, the 2014 downhill MTB World Champion

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Manon Carpenter, the 2014 downhill MTB World Champion

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

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2014 Downhill MTB World Championships podium

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1. Manon Carpenter, Great Britain
2. Rachel Atherton, Great Britain
3. Tahnée Seagrave, Great Britain

2014 Downhill MTB World Championships podium

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

1. Manon Carpenter, Great Britain
2. Rachel Atherton, Great Britain
3. Tahnée Seagrave, Great Britain

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 Manon Carpenter in the cable car to the top of the Hafjell DH course

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

Manon Carpenter in the cable car to the top of the Hafjell DH course

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

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Manon Carpenter on the Hafjell Worlds trackwalk 

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

Manon Carpenter on the Hafjell Worlds trackwalk

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

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UCI World Championships Downhill Finals Highlights

Including clips of Tahnée Seagrave, Rachel Atherton and Manon Carpenter’s runs, with Manon’s post-race interview.  (and OMG, remember when you watch Neko Mulally, he’s riding without a chain!)

If you want to watch the full coverage of the women’s and men’s DH MTB World Champs it’s archived here on Red Bull Bike

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"Irina Kalentieva of Russia (L), Catharine Pendrel of Canada (C), Lea Davison of the United States (R) celebrate their World’s success." - via The Best Photos from the XCO World Champs in Hafjell - click through for more

"Irina Kalentieva of Russia (L), Catharine Pendrel of Canada (C), Lea Davison of the United States (R) celebrate their World’s success." - via The Best Photos from the XCO World Champs in Hafjell - click through for more

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"Catharine Pendrel led the women’s race from the first lap to the finish. There was late drama however when the Canadian suffered a puncture on the last lap. Luckily, Pendrel had built enough of a gap over second-placed Irina Kalentieva that there was enough of a buffer for her to roll home in first." - via The Best Photos from the XCO World Champs in Hafjell - click through for more photos

"Catharine Pendrel led the women’s race from the first lap to the finish. There was late drama however when the Canadian suffered a puncture on the last lap. Luckily, Pendrel had built enough of a gap over second-placed Irina Kalentieva that there was enough of a buffer for her to roll home in first." - via The Best Photos from the XCO World Champs in Hafjell - click through for more photos

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Women’s Elite Downhill. 2014 MTB World Championships.

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Womens’ Elite XCO at #Hafjell2014.

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2014 UCI MTB&Trials WCHs - GoPro Run Manon Carpenter

Manon Carpenter’s Downhill MTB World Champs winning run! WOW!

(I love that when Worlds was won by just 0.088 second, the riders wear the non-aero helmetcam. I guess having the run footage is more useful than the time gains - but then again, this is MTB where they wear baggy clothes rather than “marginal gains” style skinsuits stretched over their body armour! Bloody love this sport!)

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Highlights from the 2014 Downhill MTB World Cup - if you want the full coverage of the women’s & men’s Worlds, the replay is  here on Red Bull

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