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Young cyclocross star Hattie Harnden to join Trek's enduro racing team

Joseph Delves
10 Jan 2020

Summer season sorted for the promising multi-discipline racer

In 2018 Hattie Harnden announced herself as one of the UK’s best young racers. At the age of 16, she took the fight to the older riders at the U23 Cyclocross World Championships, spending most of the race in second, before falling back to finish fourth.

Since then she’s been a regular contender in domestic Elite races. This year saw the youngster take several wins in the top category at the HSBC UK Cyclocross National Trophy Series, along with travelling to Belgium to complete at World Cup level.

The multi-talented 18-year-old has now snagged a pro contract with Trek Factory Racing to compete in the aggressive enduro mountain bike discipline.

Already a medalist in cross country at the European level, Harnden spent this summer competing in the more technical and gravity-focused Enduro World Series.

Winning the Under-21 category at her first-ever race in Zermatt, Switzerland, and a strong performance on the notoriously hard course in Finale, Italy helped convince Trek to offer her a full contract based on her competing in the discipline.

'It feels a bit unreal to be part of the Trek Factory Racing team this year,' Harnden said. 'I loved my first Enduro World Series experience last year and am looking forward to getting onto the podium again in 2020.'

Currently, under the mentorship of ultra-experienced mountain biker Tracey Mosley, with the enduro and cyclocross seasons taking place at different ends of the year, there’s no reason to believe she won’t be able to tackle both.

With two British junior cross country titles and two junior British cyclocross titles already, Harnden is down to ride for her current Trek-affiliated T-Mo racing squad at this weekend's British Cyclocross National Championship, where she’ll be hoping to add another jersey to her collection.

In signing with Trek, she’ll join another of the UK’s brightest multi-discipline talents, Evie Richards.

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