Junior Downhillers selected to compete at 2023 UCI World Championship


AusCycling has selected 12 riders to represent Australia in the U19 junior downhill event at the 2023 UCI World Championships in August.

Kael Foale will head to Fort William, Scotland off the back of a perfect summer season after taking out the AusCycling National Mountain Bike Championships and the AusCycling Downhill National Series.

Kael Foale

The South Australian will be joined by the top six place-getters at the February championships, all making their World Championships debut.

Lewis Allbon produced solid performances to take silver in Thredbo and finish second overall in the Downhill National Series, while Jed Stanton claimed the bronze medal at the National Championships.

A second at the Adelaide round of the National Series and a top 10 performance at the National Championships saw Rye Carlyon book his ticket for Scotland.

Victorians Mitchell Claxton and Nathan Dabbs also join the team along with New South Welshman Will Ireland who was fourth at the National Championships.

The junior women will see the National Championship medalists make their debut at the iconic downhill venue in the green and gold kit.

Sacha Mills has had a standout Australian season claiming her first junior crown at Thredbo earlier in the year.

Sasha Mills

Silver and bronze medalists Georgia Henness and Alix Luckman secured their place in the team after solid performances at the Mt Buller and Adelaide rounds of the Downhill National Series.

Zali Miklas and Jessica Sheridan round out the junior women’s team.

The team was chosen in accordance with AusCycling selection policies.

Australian National Team (Junior Downhill) – 2023 UCI World Championships


Kael Foale (SA)
Lewis Allbon (ACT)
Jed Stanton (VIC)
Mitchell Claxton (VIC)
Rye Carlyon (VIC)
Will Ireland (NSW)
Nathan Dabbs (VIC)


Sacha Mills (QLD)
Georgia Henness (NSW)
Alix Luckman (NSW)
Zali Miklas (NSW)
Jessica Sheridan (VIC)

Reserves: Callum Crofts, Bow Habermann, Asher Darlison

2023 UCI World Championships Details

Date: 3-5th August 2023

Venue: Fort William, Scotland



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