and enjoy the benefits
From Team Manager John Armstrong.
Londonderry teenager Danielle Beecroft has marked herself as one of the hottest Downhill prospects in Australia with a bronze medal at the UCI 2012 World Championships in Leogang today in the U/19 Junior Women’s Downhill category.
With only minutes to go before the start of the Downhill championships the sun shone for the first time in 3 days and signalled the start to some exciting racing – lead by the Junior Women in the Downhill.
The Western Sydney teenager Beecroft improved a massive 9 seconds from yesterday’s timed session. Conditions improved for the championship ride and Danielle improved with it. Working herself harder in the top section of the course, Danielle put the pressure on her more favoured competitors in Tahnee Seagrave from Great Britain and Canadian Holly Feniak.
Danielle completed the tough course in a time of 4:19.567, 17.9 seconds behind the winner Holly Feniak.
“I worked really hard in the top section where there is a great deal more pedalling and felt pretty happy at the half-way mark, although I did loose my footing on one of the lower corners – but I recovered pretty quick. I’ll be back next year and they wont catch me” said a determined Beecroft. A first-year junior, Danielle’s improvement in the week that she was in Leogang was evident and signals her as an excellent prospect for Australian Mountainbiking into the future.