Courtenay mountain biker Geoff Kabush finished 10th in the men’s event at the 2011 International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Championships in Champery, Switzerland on Saturday.
Kabush (Team Rocky Mountain-Maxxis), a seven-time Canadian champion and Olympian, finished in 1:49.57, about five-and-a-half minutes behind winner Jaroslav Kahalev of the Czech Republic.
Kabush was competing in a strong field that included 2008 Olympic champion and four-time World champion Julien Absalon of France, defending World champion Jose Antonio Hermida-Ramos of Spain and former World champion Nino Schurter, to name a few.
For Kabush, a long-time veteran of the sport and performer on the big day, it was his best result of the season. Last year at Worlds, Kabush had also posted his best finish of the season.
Canadian champion Max Plaxton of Victoria (Team Specialized Factory) posted the second best Canadian performance, finishing 22nd with a time of 1:52:53. Last year, Plaxton finished 39th at the Worlds.