October 19-28, 2018

September, 2004 in Les Gets in France - a magic week for New Zealand Mountain Biking...

Rotorua was awarded the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in late 2003.2

In September 2004, a small group from the organising committee were privileged to be at that year's World Championships in Les Get in the French Haut-Savoie.

And to witness one of the most momentous days in New Zealand MTB history.

Two World Championship titles in half a day, when Scarlett Hagen and Vanessa Quin won the Junior and Elite Downhill World gold medals and rainbow jerseys...

 

Download and read the whole story of a magic day and week - and a preview of what was coming to our town just 24 months later...

from the archives of New Zealand Mountain Biker magazine...

 

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