Gomez, 18. "Whether I'm just standing on the board or going down the line, if there happens to be a chop and I can't compensate, I won't perform." Compensating, as Gomez puts it, requires the use of stabilizer muscles throughout her body, which she develops through an intense routine of stability exercises.
Welcome to The Dirt, the weekly news round-up on what is happening in the worlds of gravel, mountain biking, and all things rough and dirty. The eight-stage Cape Epic is one of the toughest tests of early season form for pro mountain bikers, and so far American Kate Courtney has been passing with flying colors.
Slideshow Photos (Respectively): Johan Badenhorst, Michal Cerveny, Paris Gore/Redbull Content Pool, Redbull Content Pool, Michal Cerveny, Paris Gore/Redbull Content Pool t's been a long time since Kate Courtney last felt totally relaxed.
Cairns, Australia (September 9, 2017) - Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Specialized Factory Racing) raced her heart out on day four of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships to ride off with the silver medal in the U23 women's cross-country race. A crash in the start loop put the 21-year-old Courtney in a difficult position from the gun.
National champion: Kate powered to the Pro Women's cross-country win in this year's Sea Otter, beating Olympic gold medalist Jenny Rissveds (visible under Kate's arm) in the process. Kate raced her hardtail this day. Photo: Johan Badenhorst When Kate Courtney won America's 2017 Cross-Country National Championship, she did it in commanding fashion.
Full-time Stanford student Kate Courtney has already been victorious on the UCI World Cup circuit - and the prospect of a lot more winning is on the horizon.
Stanford sports diehards present and past have witnessed more than their share of elite athletes. Nowadays, the likes of Skov, Randle, Ogwumike and Montgomery have become commonplace names. There's Steffens and Ipsen, Solomon and Rodgers...the list could go on for some length.
The U23 cross-country national champion sets her sights on the season ahead Kate Courtney knows a thing or two about balance.
Kate Courtney and Howard Grotts became the first Americans to win the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, sealing their victories Sunday in Paarl, South Africa. The eight-day, 435-mile mountain bike race is unique in that it requires all riders to team up with a partner and ride together for the entire race.