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Summary

  1. Reigning GB world champion Danny Hart finishes 16th
  2. Loic Bruni of France wins men's title
  3. GB's Tahnee Seagrave finishes 10th, Canada's Miranda Miller wins women's title

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. BBC coverage

    All times shown are BST

    Coverage of the men's and women's downhill elite races will be live on BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, online & BBC Sport app. Highlights will also be available on BBC Red Button and the BBC iPlayer.

    Sunday 10 September

    03:55-04:45, Women's elite downhill, BBC Red Button and online

    04:55-07:55, Men's elite downhill, BBC Red Button and online

    09:20-10:10, Women's elite downhill, BBC Red Button (replay)

    10:10-13:10, Men's elite downhill, BBC Red Button (replay)

  2. Get involved with Mountain Biking

    There are four main mountain bike disciplines, with the downhill and 4-cross requiring nerve, fitness and great bike control as competitors hurtle down hazard-strewn tracks.

    The cross-country - which is used in the Olympics - and enduro/marathon put the emphasis more on sheer physical fitness.

    The strain of keeping the bike in motion over long distances of challenging terrain increases the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and improves endurance.

    Go-Ride clubs offer riders throughout the country the chance to get into mountain biking.

    Or, if you're really daring, you could see whether unicycle mountain biking might be your thing.....

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  3. Are there any Brits involved?

    Nineteen British riders were selected to race the downhill events, with reigning world champion Danny Hart looking to defend his title in Australia.

    Britain's defending champion Rachel Atherton has been forced to withdraw with a fractured collarbone.

    GB's Danny Hart
  4. UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Championships

    The UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Championships take place from Wednesday 6 September to Sunday 10 September. The 2017 Championships take place in Cairns, Northern Australia.

    GB's Rachael Atherton