"The 2008 Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley has criticised British Cycling for deciding not to send any female riders to the world championships to contest the individual time trial. Pooley, who became world time trial champion in 2010, said she had “no chance” at her first world championships, but the experience helped her to go on to win eventually."
— Emma Pooley: British Cycling wrong to pick no women for world time trial | Sport | The Guardian
"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.