2002 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships

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2002 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships
VenueKaprun, Austria
Date(s) (2002-08-24 - 2002-09-01)24 August – 1 September 2002
EventsMTB: 12
Trials: 7
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The 2002 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships were held in Kaprun, Austria from 24 August to 1 September 2002. The disciplines included were cross-country, downhill, four-cross, and trials. This was the first UCI world championship in which four-cross was included, replacing the dual that had been run at the previous two championships.

The event was the 13th edition of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships and the 17th edition of the UCI Trials World Championships. It was also the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships to be held in Austria.

Roland Green of Canada successfully defended his world title in the men's cross-country. Gunn-Rita Dahle of Norway won her first world title in the women's cross-country.

French riders won three of the four downhill events, including the two elite categories. Nicolas Vouilloz won his seventh world title in the men's downhill. Having won the junior downhill world title three times, this was his tenth world title overall. Anne-Caroline Chausson won her seventh consecutive world title in the women's downhill.

Riders from Australia won three of the four world titles in the junior mountain bike (cross-country and downhill) events.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Cross-country[1]  Roland Green (CAN)  Filip Meirhaeghe (BEL)  Thomas Frischknecht (SUI)
Under 23 cross-country[2]  Julien Absalon (FRA)  Ralph Näf (SUI)  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)
Junior cross-country[3]  Trent Lowe (AUS)  Iouri Trofimov (RUS)  Tony Longo (ITA)
Downhill[4]  Nicolas Vouilloz (FRA)  Steve Peat (GBR)  Chris Kovarik (AUS)
Junior downhill[4]  Sam Hill (AUS)  Gee Atherton (GBR)  Justin Havukainen (AUS)
Four-cross[5]  Brian Lopes (USA)  Cédric Gracia (FRA)  Eric Carter (USA)
Trials, 20 inch[6]  Marco Hösel (GER)  Juan Antonio Linares (ESP)  Peter Bartak (SVK)
Trials, 26 inch[6]  Kenny Belaey (BEL)  Marc Vinco (FRA)  Marc Caisso (FRA)
Junior trials, 20 inch[6]  Gilles Coustellier (FRA)  Diego Barrio Roa (GBR)  Giacomo Coustellier (FRA)
Junior trials, 26 inch[6]  Giacomo Coustellier (FRA)  Gilles Coustellier (FRA)  Marc Soulas (FRA)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Cross-country[7]  Gunn-Rita Dahle (NOR)  Anna Szafraniec (POL)  Sabine Spitz (GER)
Junior cross-country[3]  Lisa Mathison (AUS)  Elisabeth Osl (AUT)  Petra Bublova (CZE)
Downhill[4]  Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)  Fionn Griffiths (GBR)  Missy Giove (USA)
Junior downhill[4]  Emmeline Ragot (FRA)  Claire Bauchet (FRA)  Diana Marggraff (ECU)
Four-cross[5]  Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA)  Katrina Miller (AUS)  Sabrina Jonnier (FRA)
Trials[6]  Karin Moor (SUI)  Lucie Miramond (FRA)  Floriane Combe (FRA)

Team events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Cross-country[8]  Canada
Ryder Hesjedal
Roland Green
Max Plaxton
Alison Sydor
Julien Absalon
Jean Eudes
Laurence Leboucher
Cedric Ravanel
Florian Vogel
Thomas Frischknecht
Lukas Flückinger
Petra Henzi
Trials, 20 inch[6]  France
Trials, 26 inch[6]  France
 Czech Republic

Medal table[edit]

1 France (FRA)96520
2 Australia (AUS)3126
3 Canada (CAN)2013
4  Switzerland (SUI)1124
5 Belgium (BEL)1102
6 United States (USA)1023
7 Germany (GER)1012
8 Norway (NOR)1001
9 Great Britain (GBR)0404
10 Spain (ESP)0202
11 Poland (POL)0123
12 Czech Republic (CZE)0112
13 Austria (AUT)0101
 Russia (RUS)0101
15 Ecuador (ECU)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Slovakia (SVK)0011
Totals (17 nations)19191957

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "September 1 - Elite Men's Cross Country - Green does the double in Kaprun mudfest". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  2. ^ "September 1 - U23 Cross Country - Absolutely Absalon". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  3. ^ a b "August 30 - Junior Cross Country - Aussies sweep junior cross-country". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  4. ^ a b c d "August 29–31 - Downhill - Vouilloz vaults to victory in men's DH for 10th World Title - Chausson crushes women again to gain 7th World Crown". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  5. ^ a b "August 31 - Four Cross - Lopes Wins Gold in Four Cross". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "1986-2014 UCI Trials World Championships Winners" (PDF). uci.ch. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  7. ^ "September 1 - Women's Cross Country - Viking chicks rule in Kaprun, OK?". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  8. ^ "August 28 - Team Relay - Canada too strong for late charging France". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.

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