USACYCLING  • Kate Courtney
Mountain Bike

Kate Courtney

D.O.B October 29, 1995
Weight
Height 5'4"
Birthplace San Francisco, CA
Hometown Kentfield, CA
Residence Palo Alto, CA
Education Stanford University '17, Human Biology
Pro Teams Specialized Factory Racing

Biography

Kate grew up riding tandem with her father in Kentfield, CA, before deciding to race mountain bikes competitively at age 14. Immediately, Kate found success, winning the 2010 and 2011 USA Cycling Cross-Country Junior National Championships.

In 2012, Kate became the first US junior woman to win a UCI Cross-County World Cup.

2013 was a breakout year for Kate, with first place finishes at the Pan-Am Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne Junior UCI World Cup, USA Cycling Cross-Country National Championships and a sweep of the cross-country and short-track disciplines at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking National Championships.

Kate’s success caught the eye of Specialized Racing,  and she announced her decision to join the pro team in October 2013, becoming the team’s youngest member.

Kate finished the 2014 season as the seventh overall ranked rider in the UCI World Cup Cross-Country Eliminator and placed fourth in the U23 cross country race at the UCI World Cup in Cairns, Australia.

Back home, Kate solidified her position as one of America’s top mountain biking talents – winning the U23 Cross-Country National Championships and sweeping the Collegiate MTB National Championships’ podium for a second straight year.

In 2015, Kate finished fourth overall in the UCI World Cup rankings with two UCI World Cup podiums in the U23 category. She is the current U23 National and Pan American Champion and has been named to the Olympic Long Team for the 2016 Rio Games.

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