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Natural born downhiller
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Tracy looks up at the scoreboard in Fort William after finishing in 4th place
You have to be fit all over to be a good downhiller


Tracy Moseley


To be a downhill mountain biker you must have the kind of skills and ability on a bike which I think you are born with.

You can work on improving stuff but to be honest the majority of the skills required to race downhill come naturally.

Downhill isn't like cross-country where you need to have strong legs and strong lungs

You have to be fit all over - mentally, physically, everything.

You need to be an all-round generally fit person - not a specialist in any one area.

Tracy takes the applause after another win
Tracy is a natural born downhiller

I don't follow any particular diet but I do try to eat healthily.

Body size and body physique isn't a big factor in downhill whereas in cross-country you need to be lean to get yourself up a hill.

In downhill there is a huge variety of body-types racing - from tall guys to small guys, heavy guys to skinny little guys.

So, no matter what shape you are, the best thing to do is to ride a bike from a very young age in order to develop the skills you have.

Get a group of friends together, go out and ride and enjoy it.

If you get a chance to go to a race just go for it, but racing isn't the be all and end all of it.

Just riding your bike, getting out and having fun is the most important thing.


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Natural born
World glory

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Tracy Moseley
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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



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