If you don’t know local lass Tahnée, she’s a bit of a legend. A nineteen-year-old British girl growing up in St Jean d’Aulps, she’s been racing on the international downhill mountain bike scene for the past few years. Last year saw her finish 5th overall in the UCI World Cup series, culminating with a spot on the podium for the World Championships in Hafjell, Norway and she’s set her sights even higher for the this season.
The first round of the World Cup hosted by the historic French town of Lourdes saw her a little off the pace, a result she wasn’t best pleased with and is no doubt determined to put behind her for the next round at Fort William, Scotland next weekend (6 – 7 June). With the 2014 downhill season dominated by British riders, the thought of a podium on home turf must be a huge motivator for all of the Brits racing.
Not only has Tahnée had the preparations for the race and a rigorous training schedule to adhere too, but she’s also been busy campaigning for CoppaFeel.
She’s offering up her Fort William custom Devinci Cycles race bike, custom painted Fox helmet, Oakley goggles, Fox race kit, a holiday at Rude Lodge in Morzine, a full bike toolkit and a whole host of other goodies, including a giant CoppaFeel boobie beanbag!
All you have to do to enter the draw is visit the FMD shop and buy a limited edition, bright pink COPPARIDE FORT BILL 2015 wristband. You’ll receive a unique identity number and be entered into the draw. Tahnée will pick a winner at random before the race on Sunday. All proceeds go to charity, plus prizes and wristbands can be posted worldwide, so there’s no excuse not to enter!
And remember the point of the #COPPARIDE campaign. We’ll leave it to the team at CoppaFeel to explain their aims:
“We’re on a mission to stamp out late detection of breast cancer. We ensure that you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what your boobs look and feel like normally, check your boobs regularly throughout your lifetime and have the confidence to see a doctor if you notice anything that doesn’t feel right for you”
So give yourself a quick feel, go buy a wristband and cheer Tahnée on at Fort Bill by watching the race on Redbull.tv on June 7th at 1530 CEST
Riding images credit: © keith valentine