Silver and Bronze for Kenda & UR Team

September 11, 2017 / Athlete News


A rollercoaster of emotions went down at the UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns, Australia this weekend. The Polygon-UR Team was represented by Mick And Tracey Hannah after Alex Fayolle had to take a break due to health problems. After preparing all season for this event in their home town, Tracey and Mick were ready to push their hardest on the course. Both were riding the Kenda Hellkat, a gravity tire that had been developed together with the team to fit their needs exactly.


Tracey had a huge crash in her run, but she miraculously got back on the bike after being knocked out, and then showed her incredible motivation by finish 3rd, not even 2 seconds behind the winnig time. Oh what could have been...

After that, it was Mick's turn on the slippery track. We saw Mick executing one of the best runs of his career, staying smooth and fast, destroying the best time and creating one of the most emotional and electric vibes ever seen at a finish line. From that moment on we all started dreaming loud and never felt closer to the goal until Loic Bruni, former elite World Champ, beat Mick by just 0.3 seconds. After the last rider came down, it was a déja-vu feeling with Mick getting the 2nd place and the silver medal.

In the words of team owner Fabien Cousinié:

"Despite this roller coaster of emotions and now that the dust has settled we are all having our spirit high for many reasons. First of all, because everyone gave absolutely everything they had, we have no regrets.
Because there was no doubt that Mick and Tracey are the people champions not just here in Australia but around the world! Then no matter what the results, the emotions that we lived are priceless and we are grateful for it. We also have the fastest mountain bike family on earth with these 2 awesome medals of the Hannah's.
And finally, we will extend our lead at the UCI team ranking and still be #1 UCI DH Team which confirms us that this is the best season of our team history.
So, in the end, we are super proud of everyone, starting with Mick and Tracey that are now even more absolutely legends of our sports, we are super proud too of everyone involved, our hard working staff, the Hannah's familly, their friends and their awesome local staff coach, physio, technical advisors.
Of course, we are proud of all our sponsors with who we have pushed so far the performance of our bikes and with who we are also super proud to make history with their products."