The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, were a great success for DT Swiss athletes. More than 60 000 spectators came to support the riders. A total of 12 athletes won medals on DT Swiss components, including 7 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.
3 x GOLD and BRONZE
The MTB World Championships started off with the Team Relay on the Cross Country track. The Australian team made the race thrilling with their tactics. However, the Swiss team was not deterred and won the gold medals. The team included DT Swiss riders Nino Schurter – Jolanda Neff – Alenxandre Balmer, as well as Filippo Colombo and Sina Frei.
Denmark took the third place with the support of Sebastian Fini Carstensen, who won another medal on DT Swiss components.
MEN ELITE CROSS COUNTRY
Local hero Nino Schurter defended the world champion title in front of his home crowd. More than 24 000 spectators ensured a unbelievable atmosphere. Another gold medal in Cross Country on the SPLINE 1200 XCR.
MEN JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY
Alexandre Balmer did the incredible. After winning the Team Relay on Wednesday, he won another gold medal in the singles race on the following day.
MEN ELITE DOWNHILL
GOLD and BRONZE
The downhill final could not have been more exciting. The fastest three riders were only separated by 0.305 seconds. Frenchman Loic Bruni was the fastest on the Straightline. Danny Hart finished third.
WOMEN JUNIOR DOWNHILL
GOLD and SILVER
Vali Hoell dominated. With a lead of more than 10 seconds on the runner-up, the 16-year-old Austrian won the world championship title #HOELLYEAH. Anna Newkirk from the USA secured second place. Both rode the DT Swiss FR 1950 Classic with a customized World champs design.
WOMEN ELITE DOWNHILL
Tahnee Seagrave personally picked up her DT Swiss customized wheels for the World Champs at the head office at DT Swiss in Biel. On these “Rädli”, as we Swiss like to say, Tahnee had the second fastest time in the Womens final.
MEN U23 CROSS COUNTRY
David Nordemann fought his way to third place in the men’s U23 race. For the track in Lenzerheide, the Dutchman relied on a full suspension cross country bike with DT Swiss suspension.
But not only the medal winners have given everything. In addition to around 60 sponsored DT Swiss riders, countless private rider from a wide variety of nations rely on the reliability of our products. We thank all athletes for the dedication and trust.