Jungfels and Mummery Chase Chinese Gold

Posted by mtba, October 26, 2017

Australia will have two representatives in the Trials competition at the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships to be held in Chengdu, China on the 8-11th November.

Nathan Mummery (VIC) and Janine Jungfels (QLD) will compete in the elite men and women’s Trials, with Jungfels out to win a second world title after she claimed the rainbow stripes in 2015.

The Brisbane rider, who is currently ranked seventh in the world, won silver last year behind German favourite Nina Reichenbach.

“ I’ve tried to give myself the best preparation, both on and off the bike, since I came back from Europe at the start of August,” she said.

“MTBA have recently helped me work together with Bond Uni’s high performance coach, Glenn Corcoran, to get some sports specific training and testing done with his team.”

 “I feel like my current form is definitely competitive for the top step so I’ll fight my hardest in China to win those rainbow stripes back. Nina is very consistent so it should be a good competition.”

It will be the eighth time Mummery has represented Australia at the world championships, the first back in 2008.

“I’m still just as excited as the first time,” he said.

The Victorian finished third at this year’s national championships and admits missing the world cups has put him behind the pack.

“Certainly gives me a bit of a disadvantage leading into the event but I will definitely be doing my best on what will be an extremely difficult course.”

Trials is part of the inaugural urban world championships which also includes the BMX freestyle and mountain bike eliminator disciplines.

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