Rachel Atherton has been crowned the first-ever winner of BT’s Action Woman of the Year Awards. The new Action Women Awards celebrate women who gave the most dynamic sporting performance during 2013. The winner was decided by online public vote from a shortlist.
2013 was already an incredible year for Rachel Atherton, she became the women’s downhill mountain bike world champion and World Cup Series winner – the second time in her career in which she has achieved the elusive double.
“The shortlist for this award was stacked with women who I personally take inspiration from and being considered alongside these women means the world to me and gives me even more motivation for the coming race season.”