World Champs: Team GB news and how to watch it live

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It’s the MTB World Championships this week over in Les Gets, France. Here’s a simple guide as to when things are happening and who’s racing for Great Britain. And who’s not.

With bonus electric Peter Sagan content for the lolz.

Evie Richards (Alex Broadway/


August 26 – XCC World Championships
August 27 – Women’s Downhill World Championship
August 27 – Men’s Downhill World Championship
August 28 – Women’s Cross-Country World Championship
August 28 – Men’s Cross-Country World Championship

No exact times available as yet. We’ll update this page when we get the timetables.

Great Britain Cycling Team

PIdders (Alex Broadway/

British Cycling listed the 42 riders who will be competing. Included in the team is Olympic champ Tom Pidcock, current XC world champ Evie Richards and two-time DH world champ Danny Hart. Oh and Tahnée Seagrave is making a return to elite racing too.

Evie Richards said: “I just absolutely can’t wait to be honest. Winning the World Championships in 2021 was such an incredible moment for me and since then, I’ve had a really tough year with injury and illness and haven’t been feeling my best.

“The recent Commonwealth Games win was a real boost to my confidence. This is a great course and I’m ready to just get on my bike, enjoy the race and hopefully come away with the rainbow jersey.”

Cross-country Elite men:

Tom Pidcock
Cameron Orr

Cross–country Elite women:

Evie Richards
Annie Last
Isla Short

Cross-country Under-23 men:

Rory McGuire
Charlie Aldridge
Corran Carrick-Anderson
Cameron Mason
Joe Blackmore

Cross-country Under-23 women:

Elena McGorum
Harriet Harnden

Cross-country Junior men:

Max Greensill
Huw Buck Jones
Ben Askey
Bjorn Koerdt

Cross-country Junior women:

Ella Maclean-Howell
Emily Carrick-Anderson

Downhill Elite men:

Ethan Craik
Laurie Greenland
Danny Hart
Charlie Hatton
Bernard Kerr
Jamie Edmondson
Greg Williamson

Downhill Elite women:

Louise Ferguson
Stacey Fisher
Mikayla Parton
Tahnée Seagrave
Katherine Sharp

Downhill Junior men:

William Brodie
Toby Driscoll
Douglas Goodwill
Jack Piercy
Dom Platt
Luca Thurlow
Jordan Williams

Downhill Junior women:

Phoebe Gale
Aimi Kenyon
Bethany McCully

E-MTB Elite men:

Chris Hutchens
Robert Williams

Ethan Craik (Alex Broadway/

Who’s not racing?

Matt Walker (GB) – injured
Mathias Flückiger (SWI) – provisionally suspended due to anti-doping rule violation
Rachel Atherton (GB) – in case you were wondering/hoping
Connor Fearon (AUS) – out with concussion

Who are the current World Champions?


Nino Schurter XCO
Christopher Blevins XCC
Jerome Gilloux EMTB
Greg Minnaar DH
Tomas Slavik 4X


Evie Richards XCO
Sina Frei XCC
Nicole Goeldi EMTB
Myriam Nicole DH
Michaela Hajkova 4X


France XCO

Under 23 and Junior:

Martin Vidaurre U23 XC MEN
Adrien Boichis JR XC MEN
Jackson Goldstone JR DH MEN
Mona Mitterwallner U23 XC WOMEN
Line Burquier JR XC WOMEN
Isabel Yankova JR DH WOMEN

How to watch it live

The 2022 UCI MTB World Championships live stream will be on Red Bull TV (well, if you live in Albania, Slovakia, Sweden or UK anyway). Best thing to do at the mo is bookmark the following link…

Oh look!

Slightly waning road racing superstar Peter Sagan is competing in the E-MTB category for Slovakia.

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    [url=]web-programme-wclg-gb-scaled[/url] by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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    Cheers @weeksy, that’s helpful.

    I’ll be keeping an eye on the RBTV timings. Hopefully we’ll get the junior DH races shown live too (although I’ll be out coaching then, argh).

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    Harriet Harnden out by the looks of it:
    Harden out with arm injury

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    I don’t know too much about the ebike xc race, but from I can gathered (google is my friend) along with past winners/losers; are two enduro riders the best suited? I completely acknowledge that the top enduro riders are very fit. But are they best suited to xc ebike racing vs enduro ebike racing?

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    I’m pretty sure Tahnee said she wasn’t competing at world champs via her Instagram stories the other day. I think she’s still getting treatment for her concussion earlier in the year.

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    e-mtb is going to be who can pedal thier bike above the limit best, surely?

    hopefully it will be full of chubby middle aged folk in full DH kit and a huge hucksack.

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    e-mtb is going to be who can pedal thier bike above the limit best, surely?

    I’ve been to Les Gets. I’ve got a good idea on what the course is going to be like, having watched previous years XC races. As always, its steeper than it looks.
    The sections where someone is going to be pedalling au-naturel above the limit I think is going to be minimal*. Or at least, such short duration that it will be a large effort for minimal gain. Maybe the occasional tactical overtake but as a general strategy I dont think it has the legs. Perhapsif Sagan is truly hundreds of watts better than the rest of the field it might work.

    I dont know enough about ebikes to be able to say how, if at all, they will need to manage their batteries, and I dont know enough about the rules to know if battery swaps are permitted.

    *possible exception of the start/finish. Will be interesting how they set the course up for this.

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