Hannah in fitness race against world championships clock

It has been a rocky road to recovery for Australian downhiller Tracey Hannah, who broke her collarbone during a practice run in the Alps just over a month before the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg. Last year she was celebrating in Pietermaritzburg after winning the women's downhill World Cup round, but after an injury-ravaged year, her world ranking has tumbled out to 26th. The gutsy 25-year-old Aussie is determined to be on the startline at the Worlds in South Africa to challenge for the 2013 world title.

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