The decorated XC racer is making her final bid for the Olympics, just four months after becoming a mother.
The multi-time national and world champ wants to win, and she's not afraid to show it.
The upcoming Cape Epic in South Africa will be held as scheduled as the mountain bike calendar is seeing adjustments.
Comprising five rounds, the new series will kick off on in Monaco in early March, and conclude seven months later, in Barcelona.
Prior to this past weekend's World Cup finals in Snowshoe, West Virginia, the United States hadn't hosted a stop on off-road cycling's premier series since 2015. The sport's top riders descended on Snowshoe to contest the series finals, and they were greeted by a fast and technical course. American riders shone throughout the weekend, with Kate Courtney winning the elite women's overall. Photographer Don Karle was there to capture the action.
Kate Courtney secured the World Cup cross-country overall title with a fifth-place finish in Snowshoe, West Virginia.
American Kate Courtney lands a top-10 result at Albstadt MTB World Cup after strong showing in short track race.
Sam Gaze arrived in South Africa ready to put a poor 2017 season to rest and show what he’s capable of in the elite World Cup field.
Jolanda Neff is ready to race on the mountain bike World Cup again, just six weeks after breaking her arm and collarbone.
The World Cup mountain biking season wraps up with strong showings by American riders in Italy.
The national XC champ discusses her silver-medal ride in Switzerland, the rest of her 2015 season, and her road to Rio 2016
World champion drills it from the start and takes the win in World Cup no. 2
Catharine Pendrel led the Nove Mesto World Cup until a late mechanical dropped her to third