Peat crowned downhill world champ at last

Steve Peat

After 16 years of trying, Britain's Steve Peat won the UCI downhill mountain bike world championship on Sunday.

Peat, 35, has been a dominant force in the world of downhill mountain biking for the best part of two decades, having won pretty much every major title available - bar one. On Sunday in Canberra, Australia, the big man from Sheffield finally beat the curse to win the coveted rainbow jersey by the slimmest of margins.

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