Kate Courtney // mountain bike racer

"Work hard, do what you love, and believe anything is possible"


Kate Courtney


Kate Courtney is a bright young star in the world of cross-country mountain biking. Since graduating from Stanford in 2017 and dedicating herself fully to the sport, she’s quickly established herself not just as mountain biking’s future, but very much a force to be reckoned with now. In 2017, Kate won four U23 World Cups and earned the U23 Overall World Cup victory as well as her first Elite National Championship Title.

2018 brought the breakthrough moment – a World Championship title at the highest level of the sport with her win at the Elite XC World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. With this victory, Kate became the first American in 17 years to win an Elite MTB World Championship and only the fourth American woman to do so. 

Kate rides for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team, with her sights set on more success at the World Cup level and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.



  • 2019 UCI MTB World Cup Overall Champion
  • 1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #1 - Albstadt, Germany
  • 1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCC #1 - Albstadt, Germany
  • 1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #2 - Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
  • 1st - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #4 - Les Gets, France
  • 5th - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #7 - Snowshoe, West Virginia
  • 7th - UCI MTB World Cup XCO #6 - Lenzerheide, Switzerland
  • 1st - Elite Pan American Championships
  • 1st - Solothurn Bike Days Swiss Cup (C1)
  • 1st - Bonelli US Cup XC (HC)
  • 1st - Vail Lake US CUP XC (C1)
  • 1st - Whiskey 50 Off Road
  • 2018

  • 1st - UCI Elite MTB World Championships
  • 1st- USA Cycling Elite XC National Championship
  • 1st - Cape Epic Stage Race (with partner Annika Langvad)
  • 8th - UCI MTB Elite Women World Cup Overall Standing 2019
  • 6th - UCI MTB World Cup #6 - Mont Sainte Anne, Canada
  • 7th - UCI MTB World Cup #7 - La Bresse, France
  • 7th - UCI MTB World Cup #4 - Val Di Sole, Italy
  • 8th - UCI MTB World Cup #5 - Vallnord, Andorra
  • 9th - UCI MTB World Cup #3 - Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic
  • 10th - UCI MTB World Cup #2 - Albstadt, Germany
  • 2nd - Sea Otter Classic XCl

Connect with Kate:



Getting to the roots of Kate’s early mountain bike career.

Watch Kate in “Rising”

A look at Kate’s World Championship ride.

Watch 2018 Elite XC World Championships highlights


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