Haley Batten qualifies for Tokyo Olympic Games

Haley Batten was third in the Albstadt World Cup 2021
Haley Batten was third in the Albstadt World Cup 2021 and second in Nove Mesto (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Haley Batten is the second rider from the US, alongside former world champion Kate Courtney, to qualify for the women's mountain bike event at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The American secured the automatic spot after finishing second in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Nové Město na Moravě on Sunday.

Batten, who comes from Park City, Utah, and races for Trinity Racing, has had an extraordinary run of success during the opening two rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. 

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