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Buchanan wins four cross world championship

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Katy Curd (Great Britain)

Katy Curd (Great Britain)
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The top women racing four cross at the world championships

The top women racing four cross at the world championships
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All smiles as Caroline Buchanan, the current BMX World Champion shows her new four cross world championship gold medal.

All smiles as Caroline Buchanan, the current BMX World Champion shows her new four cross world championship gold medal.
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Caroline Buchanan on course for a World Championship win in the mountain bike discipline of four cross

Caroline Buchanan on course for a World Championship win in the mountain bike discipline of four cross
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Katy Curd (Great Britain) races toward second place in the final behind Anneke Beerten (Netherlands)

Katy Curd (Great Britain) races toward second place in the final behind Anneke Beerten (Netherlands)
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Katy Curd (Great Britain)

Katy Curd (Great Britain)
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The elite women's four cross world championship podium was topped by Caroline Buchanan

The elite women's four cross world championship podium was topped by Caroline Buchanan
(Image credit: Michael Marte)

Caroline Buchanan (Australia) won the gold medal at the UCI Four Cross World Championships in Leogang, Austria on Saturday evening.

Buchanan dominated the small final while much of the action happened behind her. Katy Curd (Great Britain) and Anneke Beerten (Netherlands) battled it out for second. Beerten was ahead of Curd, but the later made up significant time on the jumps. Just as Beerten was getting overtaken, she crashed hard coming off a jump and destroyed her front wheel. The defending champion picked herself up and walked to the finish in fourth place.

Curd held on for second while Céline Gros (France) earned the bronze medal in her final Worlds.

Full Results

Elite women four cross
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Caroline Buchanan (Australia)
2Katy Curd (Great Britain)
3Céline Gros (France)
4Anneke Beerten (Netherlands)
5Romana Labounkova (Czech Republic)
6Steffi Marth (Germany)
7Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Austria)
8Lucia Oetjen (Switzerland)
9Laura Brethauer (Germany)
10Anna Börschig (Germany)
11Sarah Gerlach (Germany)
12Elke Rabeder (Austria)
13Monica Hrastnik (Slovenia)
14Cara Murray (Great Britain)
15Julia Lackas (Germany)
16Jessica Greaves (Great Britain)

 

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