Team relay

On day three of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships inHafjell, Norway, Australia's junior riders raced strongly in the Cross Country Olympic discipline. No one comes to World Champs unprepared, and Mitchell Greenway of Victoria was the standout Australian junior, placing 38th in a massive field of 102 riders – far larger and deeper than the fields that our Juniors get to race in at home.

Greenway progressed through the field, gaining places lap after lap to record his strong result.

Reece Tucknott hails from Western Australia, and had an exceptional performance on Wednesday as the final rider for Australia in the team relay race, with the team recording 6th place overall. In his XCO race he was the second-highest finisher of the Australian Junior Men in 63rd place.

Also representing Australia in the junior men’s race was Luke Brame (NSW) - 73rd, Felix Smalley (VIC) - 77th and Michael Potter (NSW) - DNF.

The win went to Denmark’s Simon Andreassen in a time of 1:08.49.

Reigning Australian U19 Female Cross Country Olympic champion Megan Williams of Queensland finished in 34th place, one lap down on the leaders, in the four-lap junior women’s cross country race. Victoria’s Ellie Wale, who just missed out on qualifying through to the Eliminator quarter-final stage on Tuesday, did not finish the XCO race. Nicole Koller of Switzerland won the gold medal with a time of 1:06:16.

Racing continues today with U23 XCO and Observed Trials.

Australian Junior Results - 2014 Cross Country Olympic WorldChampionship

Junior Women

Megan Williams (QLD) - 34th

Ellie Wale (VIC) - DNF

Junior Men

Mitchell Greenway (VIC) - 38th

Reese Tucknott (WA) - 63rd

Luke Brame (NSW) - 73rd

Felix Smalley (VIC) - 77th

Michael Potter (NSW) – DNF

Full Results: