Australian Tracey Hannah raced her first national titles at the age of 14, and for the next four years she was the undisputed Australian downhill champion. In 2006, she also finished first overall in the NORBA Series and was crowned Junior World Champion. In 2007, she finished third overall in the World Cup series, winning at Schladming, and also captured a bronze in the World Championships at Fort William. However, she was forced to stop riding at the end of 2007 due to financial constraints, and had nothing to do with racing until her comeback in the 2012 World Cup. The break didn't seem to have done her any harm - she won her first race back in Pietermaritzburg, and, despite missing the final two races after breaking her femur in an accident, she finished the year fourth overall. Born in Cairns on 13th June 1988, Tracey grew up riding bikes with her older brother Mick, who she now rides with for Hutchinson United Ride. She competed in her first national BMX competitions when she was just four years old, and followed Mick into riding mountain bikes as a teenager. With her dad’s permission, she started on the downhill slopes at 13. Tracey is well known for her determination and will to win, perfectly illustrated by her comeback from the serious injury she sustained in 2012 - in her first race back in 2013, she secured her fifth victory at the Australian National Championships, and she went on to finish tenth overall in the World Cup series.
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