Troy Lee Designs' Aaron Gwin (USA) has won the Leogang MTB Downhill World Cup this weekend in what will probably go down as one of the top rides of all time.
Troy Lee Designs signature athlete Aaron Gwin (USA) took second place at one of the wildest World Cup rounds in a very long time in Fort William, Scotland this past weekend. He was joined in the top 10 by SRAM | TLD Racing’s young gun Luca Shaw (USA), who put down his best World Cup result ever in 10th place. Brendan Fairclough (GBR) took home 20th place.
The 2nd round of the Enduro World Series took place in Ireland this week-end, in a small town named Glenealy. When we arrived we were surprise to see "only" a little hill (the summit is at 397 meters)! What a mistake to thing it's gonna be flat! The Irish built a strong race with 1800 meters elevation, 49 km and 7 good stages! You have to be fit to finish the 2 days of practice without shuttle, and the last day of racing!
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.