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FEATURE I TRACY MOSELEY - INTERVIEW


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racy Moseley is a British professional racing cyclist specialising in downhill mountain bike racing. She is


one of Britain’s most successful and best known female mountain bikers. Born in Worcester, England, on April 12 1979, she has been involved in MTB downhill competition for over two decades and was recently crowned 2014 Enduro World Series Champion. In a culmination of seven rounds, six countries and 14 days of incredible racing Tracy eventually came out on top after starting the race just 80 points ahead of Anne Caroline Chausson. Tracy needed to place at least second to win the overall series. However Anne performed superbly in winning every stage of the race, and it all came down to stage six. Anne dominated the stage, but thankfully Tracy held on to second, securing Moseley’s status as World Champion for a second year.


Our Editor had the opportunity to speak to Tracy following her victory


CAN YOU BRIEFLY EXPLAIN ENDURO TO OUR READERS? ENDURO is a relatively new racing discipline of mountain biking where you have a big loop 30/40km and within that are time sections which are predominantly downhill (normally 4/5 in a day) and in between the sections you have to pedal or sometimes catch a chairlift. There is a start time for each stage so although the linking sections of the route are no timed, there is an element of fitness needed to get to your start of each stage on time!


WHAT WERE YOUR EMOTIONS ON SECURING THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON STAGE 6? Firstly, a huge sense of relief to have achieved a huge goal and then a massive


amount of happiness and satisfaction to be able to call myself World Champion of 2014.


WHAT DOES YOUR


NORMAL TRAINING REGIME CONSIST OF?


It¹s a big mix of riding, both on and off road and some Pilates.


HOW DO YOU RELAX AWAY FROM THE CYCLING SCENE? I struggle to as cycling is more than just a job for me, it¹s a lifestyle and a hobby also, so I enjoy cycling for relaxation too. I do enjoying being at home and walking in my local woods.


DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER FORMS OF CYCLING? I have competed in cross country and cyclocross this year and I have raced downhill for the last 14 years.


DO YOU HAVE TO WATCH WHAT YOU EAT?


I have to be careful with what I eat as I tend to put on weight pretty easily, so just eating healthy is a good start.


WHO HAVE BEEN YOUR MAJOR INSPIRATIONS? My brother and my family have helped me so much throughout my career and now my boyfriend who is also my mechanic is a huge help to me.


WHAT IS NEXT? To continue enjoying riding my bike and hopefully inspire a few more people to take up mountain biking!


Cycling World would like to thank


Tracy for her time and wish her luck in her future exploits as an Osprey Athlete.


January 2015 I Cycling World 51


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