Tracey Hannah
Revolution MTB|Issue 55
Tracey Hannah
Watching Tracey Win World Cup After World Cup This Season And Constantly Wearing That Iconic Overall Leaders Jersey Has Been Blowing Our Minds With Excitement. It Is Crazy To Think Tracey Hannah Is Now Considered A Veteran Of The Sport When You Consider That It Really Doesn’t Feel That Long Ago To Us That She Claimed The Junior World Championship In 2006 At Rotorua. (or Maybe We’re Just Getting Really Old And Nostalgic!?) Anyways, The Most Important And Amazing Factor In Tracey’s Career To Date Is That She Somehow Just Keeps Getting Faster! We Absolutely Love ‘our Little Trace’ Here At [r]evo And So This Issue We Thought It Would Be A Great Time To Check In With Her And Hear About How Her Epic Season Has Been Unfolding.
Peter Karas
Hey Tracey, thanks for talking to us, we just watched you get another podium in Val di Sole, where are you at the moment and what does it look like around you? Thanks, right now I am over in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, and if you just look on your Swiss chocolate you will know what’s outside my window.

Thanks for making us hungry! Anyway, how does it feel leading the overall world cup series? Honestly, first off it’s amazing, I love getting to each race with the number 1 plate, secondly, I try to do my best race at each race and not overthink the overall too much. It’s been quite a mental challenge to try to manage wanting to win and wanting to be smart. I will say, experience definitely helps a lot.

Definitely, you’re a pretty cool character and have been racing for many years, a while ago you said something like ‘if winning changes you, you’re probably not ready to win.

I am trying to be consistently fast but I have a lot of reminders, like Jamie my mechanic, my team and people like Troy Brosnan will ride past and say things like “have fun”. The point is to remember why we are here, and like my dad has always said “it’s just riding a bike”.

Being wise must just run in the Hannah family. At the start of the year were there any specific changes you made for the season that you think have helped to get you to this point? Last year was a really hard year, I don’t really know why, I think it must have been a 7th year racing thing where I just needed to rest haha. I changed my coach, I changed some ideas and habits I had and I started fresh. Sometimes you just need a fresh start to give yourself new motivation and a different outlook. It’s all come together as a change for the better and I am having my best season to date.


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Issue 55