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Sam Hill

Downhill MTB

Team: CRC/Nukeproof

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Chain Reaction Cycles, Nukeproof

birthdate:
4/21/1985
height:
5'10
weight:
181 lbs
website:
http://www.samhillmtb.com

How did you get into bicycle racing?
I have just always been on bikes my whole life, I used to race motocross and bmx and then went to a downhill race and thought I would try it out and have been doing it since.

How old were you when you started riding?
3-years-old 

Where did you grow up?
Glen Forest

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
They sponsored me in 2003.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
5 years

Which TLD products are you using?
Sprint shorts, D2 helmet, xc gloves, T bone knee pads.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
Scott Sharples

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Ride MX, spend time with my fiance.

What bands/music are you into?
Change of face, lostprophets, chevelle, rise against

List three goals you have for the upcoming season:
1.) Win World Championships
2.) Win World Cup Overall
3.) Have perfect race runs

List a few highlights of your career:
2006 world champion, 2006 world cup overall 2nd place 2002/2003 junior world champion.

What is your favorite race/event and why?
Schladming Austria, its just a really nice place, it has the best track and an awesome atmosphere.

What is your idea of an epic riding day?
Just doing some downhill runs with hurricane, desmond and franko in the nanuppian woods, destroying turns.

What is the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Having the best sponsors, getting the latest equipment and seeing the world.

If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Stuntman

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Get rid of all the iditos.

Who would you like to thank?
Everyone at Troy Lee Designs, Monster Energy/Ironhorse, Scott, Five Ten, Sean, Jacy, Mum and Dad, Lauren, Scott Sharples and the Hearne family.

Any words of wisdom?
Hold it wide and let it slide.