Red Bull Foxhunt Reveals Rachel’s Replacement

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September 26, 2017

Red Bull Foxhunt is back for 2017 and this year will be taking place from 7-8 October on a brand new course in Wales…and with a new Fox, Katy Winton.

A bad crash at the UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns, Australia earlier this month has forced an injured Rachel Atherton to pass on the baton to her Trek Factory Racing Enduro teammate Katy Winton. Rachel will still be attending this year’s event and will be on hand to give tips, advice and encouragement to the riders taking part.

Up and coming Scottish MTB rider Katy Winton has had a solid season, finishing all Enduro World Series races consistently within the top ten, including a season-best in Machico where she stormed to a 2nd place finish.

Rachel Atherton seen at Red Bull Fox Hunt in Melmerby, United Kingdom on the 2nd of October 2016 // Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Content Pool //

Rachel Atherton said about the event, “I crashed at the World Champs and broke my collarbone so I had to have an operation, which means I can’t take part in this year’s Red Bull Foxhunt. When I crashed I was completely devastated, the only thing I cared about is that I couldn’t do Foxhunt with all you awesome shredders”.

Issue 111, Katy Winton, Interview
Pete Scullion interviewed Katy for Issue 111 of Singletrack Magazine. Click this image to read it.

She went on to add, “The good news is my Trek Factory Racing Enduro teammate Katy Winton is going to take my place and be the fox at this year’s event. She’s had a cracking season and is a future champion for sure so I know it’s going to be a great event. I’m still going to be there, I will be on track, giving you tips and hanging out with you in the event village after. I’m really gutted I can’t be riding with you, but I will definitely be there.”

For more information on Red Bull Foxhunt head here, or read our write up from last year.

This year, our Hannah is going to be braving the event – her first downhill race – so watch this space to see how she gets on.

 

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