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Last Updated: Friday, 7 September 2007, 09:47 GMT 10:47 UK
Mountain Bike photos - day three

The countryside around Fort William

The third day of competition at the World Mountain Bike Championships at Fort William, Scotland gets underway

A bike attached to a ski-lift

Riders travel up the mountains on a day that will see the Junior Men's Cross Country title decided

Britain's David Fletcher

It is a gruelling 34.2km race through the forests and Britain's David Fletcher is among the early leaders

Britain's David Fletcher chases Poland's Piotr Brzozka

Fletcher chases Poland's Piotr Brzozka on lap three of four as the battle for second place hots up

David Fletcher finishes thrid

The 18-year-old, in has last year as a junior, fails to overtake Brzozka but picks up Britain's first medal at the Championships

David Fletcher shows off his bronze medal

The bronze medal is also Britain's first at the World Championships since Liam Killeen's Under-23 silver in 2004

Switzerland's Thomas Litscher wins the junior men's Cross-Country title

Switzerland's Thomas Litscher takes the gold medal in one hour, 37 minutes six seconds - 40 seconds ahead of Fletcher

Alex Paton

Alex Paton, who helped Britian to ninth in the Team Relay earlier in the week, comes in 17th in his first year as a junior

Britain's Hamish Creber

Hamish Creber meanwhile suffers a suspected broken nose on lap one and then punctures a tyre on lap three

Hamish Creber

Following a lengthy run with his bike, Creber repairs his tyre and rises from almost last position to finish 55th out of 89

Shaun Hurrell

Shaun Hurrell trails in 61st after more bad luck when he punctures his rear wheel on the final lap

Gee Atherton takes part in Downhill qualifying

World top ten ranked rider Gee Atherton qualifies second fastest for the Senior Men's Downhill Championship

Steve Peat

Reigning World Cup champion Steve Peat is 13th just six weeks after sustaining an ankle injury at the Nationals

Britain's Joe Oakley in action

In the 26" wheel junior men's trials, British duo Joe Oakley and Scott Wilson qualify for the finals

Rachel Atherton qualifies for the senior women's downhill in first place

In the Senior Women's Downhill Rachel Atherton and Tracey Moseley qualify for the final in first and second respectively



SEE ALSO
Mountain Bike photos - day two
06 Sep 07 |  Cycling
Mountain Bike photos - day one
05 Sep 07 |  Cycling


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