Cyclist’S 31 Inspirational Women No13: Rachel Atherton

Cyclist’s 31 Inspirational Women No13: Rachel Atherton

Maria David Sponsored 13 Mar 2021 A six-time Downhill Mountain Bike World Champion who's embracing a whole new challenge To celebrate International Women's Month, we have partnered with Zwift to tell the stories of 31 inspirational women across 31 days Words : Maria David Photography : Dan Griffiths It’s been a strange couple of years for Rachel Atherton. First a ruptured Achilles tendon during a practice session for the Les Gets round of the Downhill World Cup in July 2019 put her out of action. Then lockdown happened, and now Rachel is looking forward to having a baby in July. ‘It’s starting to feel a bit more real now. None of my riding kit fits me anymore,’ Rachel laughs. ‘It suddenly feels like I should prepare, but like with racing, I kind of prefer that big last minute rush at the end to get ready! ‘I have been doing quite ...

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