• Another world championship podium for Australia's Caroline Buchanan. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Australia's Caroline Buchanan shook off Olympic heartbreak to win the women's 4X (four cross) title at the 2016 UCI MTB World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy.
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10 Sep 2016 - 3:39 PM 

Buchanan, the 2009 and 2010 UCI World Champion, qualified third, behind defending champion Anneke Beerten of the Netherlands and Romana Labounkova of the Czech Republic.

In the final, the Australian beat Germany's Franziska Meyer, who took silver, with Beerten having to settle for bronze.

The men's race was won by Mitja Ergaver of Slovenia ahead of Hannes Slavik (Austria), Luke Cryer (Great Britain).

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