Reigning BMX world champion Sam Willoughby has claimed the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series lead after finishing second in the second round of the season at the Olympic training facility in Papendal, Netherlands.
Patrick Butler was recently signed onto the Lusty Industries Australian Downhill team alongside long time Lusty rider and Elite National Series Overall winner, Graeme Mudd. Pat has been lucky enough to grow up just 15 minutes from one of Australia's premiere downhill trails, Awaba, and also had a supportive family where his father is heavily involved with state and national series race management. He started riding downhill at the age of 12, now 15, and has been progressing ever since. I met Pat through riding and we've been good friends ever since, although he is a much better rider.
Though he’s still a one of the younger pro’s on the national XC circuit, Russell Finsterwald has been a major presence on the American mountain bike scene for nearly a decade now. First as a junior rider, then as a top U23 racer for Subaru-Trek, and now as a pro for the SRAM/Troy Lee Designs Factory Team, Finsterwald has been on too many podiums to count and shows no signs of letting up.
Sam, Alise and Collin were over in Great Britain for the BMX Supercross world cup race in happening in Manchester last weekend.
TLD’s Aaron Gwin charged into first place in Lourdes, France at the first stop on the 2015 UCI MTB Downhill World Cup.
Going into its second year, the SRAM | TLD Team’s young squad of Luca and Walker Shaw, alongside Cross Country specialist Russell Finsterwald, are set to take on the UCI World Cup DH and XC circuit, and the Enduro World Series in 2015.