Joost Wichnan and Caroline Buchanan were crowned Men’s and Women’s UCI 4X World Champion for 2013 after an action-packed final race at Leogang in Austria.
As well as being the last race of the season it was also the final race of Wichnan’s career. The Dutchman came from behind to beat Quentin Derbier, Michael Michura and Tomas Slavik to bow out on a high.
The women’s reigning champion, Anneke Beerten, also retiring, lost her title to Caroline Buchanan of Australia after a spectacular crash in the final. Buchanan lead from start to finish with Britain’s Katy Curd finishing second.