Video from UCI
With this cooker of a run in Vallnord, Andorra, Rachel Atherton secured herself the World Champion title, doubling down after a nearly impeccable World Cup season in which she took her fourth overall title.
“Wow, I can’t believe it,” exclaimed Atherton. “I’m really happy. I knew it was going to be hard today. The track is crazy. So dry now compared to in the week. It’s fast. You have to hang in all the way down. I wanted it this year. I wanted both titles back [world champion and World Cup overall]. It’s pretty sick. I’m so happy.”