Preview: Olympic Mountain Biking – Women (11 August)

Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (NOR) starts as a good bet for gold, she’s already one gold medal from 2004 (and is a 4 time world champion) and is in great form coming from a World Cup win in La Bresse before the games.

Pin up girl of the Mountain Bike world Emily Batty (CAN) is due a big win and this could be it. Sabine Spitz (GER) is the defending champion and taking part in her fourth games. Also look out for Catharine Pendrel (CAN), Julie Bresset (FRA) and GB’s Annie Last who looks to be coming into form at just the right time – an outside chance at a medal.

1 Emily Batty (CAN)
2 Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (NOR)
3 Annie Last (GB)