ABOUT

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Kate Courtney is a professional mountain bike racer for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. Kate is the 2019 Elite XCO World Cup Overall Champion, the current Pan American Champion and the 2018 Elite XCO World Champion. Kate was born in 1995 and grew up in Marin County, California at the base of Mount Tamalpais, the birthplace of mountain biking. Kate was introduced to cycling at a young age - riding on the back of a tandem mountain bike with her dad to get pancakes on Sunday mornings. After joining the Branson High School mountain bike team as a Freshman, her interest in the sport escalated quickly. During high school, she competed for the USA National Team and Whole Athlete Development Team in events around the World. In 2012, she became the first American woman to win a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Junior category. When Kate graduated high school in 2013, she continued on to Stanford University and signed her first professional contract with Specialized Bicycles.

In 2017, Kate won four U23 World Cups and earned the U23 Overall World Cup victory as well as her first Elite National Championship Title. In 2018, Kate took on the Cape Epic Stage race together with her teammate Annika Langvad. The pair won seven individual stages and took the Overall team victory which marks the first time an American has won the event. 

During the World Cup season, in her first year as an Elite Racer, Kate placed in the top 10 at six World Cups and finished the season in 8th place Overall. The year ended on a high note when Kate came from behind to win the 2018 Elite XC World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. With this victory, Kate became the first American in 17 years to win an Elite MTB World Championship and only the fourth American woman to do so. 


In 2019, Kate had the oppotunity to join the Scott-SRAM team and continue to chase big goals with incredible support. As a member of the Scott-SRAM program, Kate had her most successful season yet in 2019. She won three World Cup XC events, two World Cup XCC events and went on to secure the 2019 Overall UCI MTB World Cup Title - becoming the first American to do so in 17 years. With her 5th place at World Championships, Kate also secured her spot as a member of the US Olympic team for Tokyo 2020.

Outside of cycling, Kate is a recent graduate from Stanford University with a Bachelors in Human Biology. Since graduating, Kate turned her focus fully to her career as a professional athlete. 



Born: October 29, 1995 

Hometown: Kentfield, CA

Likes: Sparkles, Waffles, Fishtail Braids & Tacos



Race Results

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2019

2019 UCI MTB World Cup Overall Champion

1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #1 - Albstadt, Germany

1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCC #1 - Albstadt, Germany

1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #2 - Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #4 - Les Gets, France

5th - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #7 - Snowshoe, West Virginia

7th - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #6 - Lenzerheide, Switzerland

`17th - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #5 - Val Di Sole, Italy

1st - Elite Pan American Championships

1st - Solothurn Bike Days Swiss Cup (C1)

1st - Bonelli US Cup XC (HC)

1st - Vail Lake US CUP XC (C1)

1st - Whiskey 50 Off Road

2018

1st - UCI Elite MTB World Championships

1st- USA Cycling Elite XC National Championship

1st - Cape Epic Stage Race (with partner Annika Langvad)

8th - UCI MTB Elite Women World Cup Overall Standing 2019

6th - UCI MTB World Cup #6 - Mont Sainte Anne, Canada

7th - UCI MTB World Cup #7 - La Bresse, France

7th - UCI MTB World Cup #4 - Val Di Sole, Italy

8th - UCI MTB World Cup #5 - Vallnord, Andorra

9th - UCI MTB World Cup #3 - Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic

10th - UCI MTB World Cup #2 - Albstadt, Germany

2nd - Sea Otter Classic XC

2017 

1st - U23 MTB World Cup Overall Ranking (U23)

1st - USA Cycling Elite XC National Championship  

2nd - UCI MTB World Championships - Cairns, Australia (U23)

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #1  - Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic (U23)

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #4  - Lenzerheide, Switzerland (U23)

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #5  - Mont Sainte Anne, Canada (U23)

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #6  - Val Di Sole, Italy (U23)

1st - Pro XCT Overall 

1st - US Cup Overall 

1st - Sea Otter Classic 

2nd - UCI MTB World Cup #2 - Albstadt, Germany (U23)

2nd - UCI MTB World Cup #3 - Vallnord, Andorra (U23)

 

2016 

2nd - UCI World Cup Overall Ranking (U23)

1st - USA Cycling XC National Championships (U23)

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #1 - Cairns, Australia (U23)

2nd - UCI MTB World Cup #4 - Lenzerheide, Switzerland (U23)

 

2015

4th - UCI MTB World Cup Overall Ranking (U23)

1st - Pan-Am Championships, XC (U23)

3rd - UCI MTB World Cup #1, Nove Mesto, CZE, XCO (U23)

1st - USA Cycling XC National Championships (U23)

 

2014

8th - UCI MTB World Cup Overall Ranking, XCO (U23)

7th - UCI MTB World Cup Overall Ranking, XCE (Elite

1st - USA Cycling XC National Championships  (U23)

1st - USA Cycling Collegiate MTB National Championships, XC (Div. 1)

1st - USA Cycling Collegiate MTB National Championships, STXC (Div. 1) 

 

2013


6th - UCI MTB & Trials World Championships (Junior)

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #3, Mont-Sainte-Anne, CAN, XCO (Junior)

1st - USA Cycling XC National Championships , XC (Junior)

1st - Pan-Am Championships, XC (Junior)

3rd - UCI World Cup #1, Albstadt, GER (Junior)

1st - USA Cycling Collegiate MTB National Championships, XC (Div. 1)

1st- USA Cycling Collegiate MTB National Championships, STXC (Div. 1)

 

2012 

1st - UCI MTB World Cup #6 , Windham, NY, XCO (Junior)

 

2011 

1st - USA Cycling XC National Championships , XC (Junior)

 

2010 

1st - USA Cycling XC National Championships , XC (Junior)