Atherton claims downhill crown
Rachel Atherton regained the elite women's downhill crown at the mountain bike World Championships.
The 25-year-old looked impressive all weekend and beat French rider Emmeline Ragot by a margin of 8.6 seconds in Pietermaritzburg.
Atherton took to Twitter to reveal her delight at becoming world champion for a second time.
She wrote: "WORRRDD UP!!! Hasn't sunk in that I'm Finally World Champion again... All I can say is THANK YOU to everyone everywhere in the whole world!!"
It was a less successful day for Atherton's team-mate Manon Carpenter as the 20-year-old crashed out on course and finished down in last place.
Atherton's brother, Gee, was also involved in finals action in the elite men's downhill event.
But he could only manage a seventh-placed finish as defending champion Greg Minnaar retained his title, with Britain's best finish coming from Matt Simmonds, who took fifth place.