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Tracy (second from right) with her Kona/Clark's team-mates
Tracy's team are like one big happy family

Tracy Moseley

My brother was the biggest influence on me initially because he was the one that first got me into racing.

He still races now so he's certainly helped me a lot all along with my riding.

My parents have been very supportive too.

They helped me financially until I got a sponsor.

They've loved it - they've seen some amazing places and met some great people.

There is so many amazing people that I've met through the sport.

I've made some really really good friends from racing with them all over the world - they are friends for life.

Having sponsors is really helpful.

Tracy goes flat out round a corner
Downhill racing is a very sociable sport

This is my fourth year with Kona - I rode with Cannondale for four years too - and you get to know the people.

They help you out, not just with the riding side of things but with all aspects of your life.

They become like an extended family.

Mountain biking is a very sociable sport.

Everyone knows each other and everyone looks out for each other and has a good time after races.

The thing about downhill is that you are racing against the clock.

So you are racing against someone else but it's not a personal thing.

This means that you tend to have better friendships with the other riders than if you were doing, say, 4X.

In 4X you've got the chance to take someone out and if you do it deliberately then the other person will think, 'They look me out!'

There's more room for bitter rivalry there!

In downhill it's you against the clock and you can't blame anyone else but yourself.

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Down on the farm
Fear factor
Highs & lows
Mind games
Under the influence
Natural born
World glory

Did you know?
In 4X four riders race flat-out against each other on a downhill course and things can get pretty hairy!

Tracy facts
Born: 12.04.79, Worcester, England
Team: Kona/Clark's
Height: 1.63m
Weight: 76kg
2002 World Cup overall: 3rd
2002 World Championships: 4th
2002 World Cup, Fort William: 1st in downhill

:: Tracy Moseley's Official Website
:: Kona Clark's Factory Team

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