While perusing another site i came across the Canadian team for the worlds, the put ours to shame IMO not because of the quality of riders ( no disrespect to the selected riders) but because of the numbers they're sending. 7 Senior Men, 7 Senior Women, 7 Junior Men and 2 Junior Women, thats 23 riders in total vs. the UK's 15. Dave Braillesford in his capacity as the face of BC harps on about the strength and depth of talent in mountain biking, making it clear he's encompassing all 3 disciplines, and yet they cant (wont?) budget to include a full quota of riders. They're aint no shortage of cash in the BC coffers at the moment, cycling is on the up and the UK is a dominant force in DH so why oh why not demonstrate that dominance by sending a full team.
Nice one canada, your team shows your support of your riders and of the world champs in your back yard.