To honour International Women’s Day 2023, we’re celebrating the explosive talent of the YT MOB Girls all week.
The YT MOB Girls are nothing short of iconic, and they’re here to crash the party. Talent. Skill. Personality – they’ve got it all. For these riders, there is no template – across all ages and disciplines, our team is unique, explosive, and charged up for the year ahead. Nothing stands in the way of their talent. So who are the YT MOB Girls? Let’s check ’em out!
Nationality: Australia Discipline: Downhill
Crowned Australian National Downhill Champ earlier this year, Sian A’Hern is on one hell of a comeback this year after sustaining a serious injury a couple of years ago. Accompanied by her Nox Blue YT TUES, Sian will rejoin the UCI World Cup series this year alongside teammate Oisin O’Callaghan. You can expect some explosive race action from Sian this year, and we’re here for it!
Nationality: Swedish Discipline: Freeride
Hailing from a small village in Sweden, Emma Olofsson is making big waves in the freeride world. Fuelled by coffee and supported by her pet duck, Donald, Emma’s YT arsenal includes a JEFFSY, DIRTLOVE and her favourite, the TUES. You’ll most definitely catch her throwing a few sui’s this year.
Nationality: Canadian Discipline: Freeride
Having just about dipped her pedals in everything from racing, filmmaking, art galleries and mountain bike journalism, Micyala Gatto has just about done it all. The Canadian-born rider has put her racing days behind her to pursue creative storytelling and two-wheeled adventures, not to mention forays into surfing, snow sports, music and more!
Nationality: Spanish Discipline: Adventure Gravel
There are few people who truly embody the spirit of riding bikes, and Sami Sauri is one of them. Sami has spent all her adult life on two wheels, adventuring across the US, Canada, Iceland, and far-off lands sought by the most intrepid explorers. On board her YT SZEPTER, Sami has a stacked year of incredible trips planned, all 100% human-powered. Find out more about Sami in our in-depth interview here.
Nationality: American Discipline: Freeride
When we say these athletes have no template, we mean it, and there’s no better example than Brooke Anderson. This teen will smoke most of the competition in the field in almost any discipline. But it’s not just that Brooke is fast on a bike; she’s hella stylish too. From throwing huge whips at Crankworx to huge sends in the desert, Brooke is on course for big things, and we can’t wait to see what else she’s got in the tank.
Nationality: Australian Discipline: Downhill
Since moving from Australia to Whistler at a young age, Cami Bragg has taken to the Canadian mountains like a duck to water. After winning her first downhill race at the age of 9, Cami has become a force to be reckoned with on the track, and it’s not just downhill domination either. At Crankworx Whistler 2022, Cami competed in several events, from Pumptrack to downhill and dual slalom to Air DH, scooping you medals like hot cakes.
Nationality: German Discipline: Downhill
With focus, dedication and commitment, Maxima Jaxx has it all when it comes to downhill racing. When the racing bug was caught at the age of 11, Maxi went on to compete in events throughout Germany and the rest of Europe, securing medals and accolades along the way. But Maxi’s talent doesn’t solely lie between the race tapes. You’ll often catch the young gun throwing massive sends with stylish tricks on the jump line.
Nationality: British Discipline: Enduro
Joining the YT MOB for 2023, Surrey Hills local, Eme Cosh is no stranger to Enduro racing. After beginning her mountain bike journey at the age of 13, Eme sessioned the trails endlessly, nurturing her competitive spirit. It was this spirit which took Eme to the Enduro World Series, brushing shoulders with legends of the sport, far from the loam of her home trails. We’re stoked to be a part of Eme’s progression and to see where that takes her in 2023.
With talent across the board, we’re stoked to have a diverse team of female personalities, skills and attitudes within the YT MOB. These women are hitting the trails hard this year, and nothing will get in their way, so watch out!
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