The Flathead Valley has a pair of racers traveling to Australia for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships next month.
Rose Grant, a professional cyclist from Columbia Falls, is one of five American women selected to race in the elite cross country competition.
Damon Sedivy, an 18-year-old racer from Kalispell, qualified for the Australia competition after placing fourth at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in West Virginia. Sedivy competed in the mens junior 17-18 division of downhill racing.
More than 300 of the world’s top mountain bikers from 35 countries are competing at the world championship event, Sept. 5-10, in Cairns, Australia.