Sam Blenkinsop has scored some good UCI points by qualifying 2nd for the Val Di Sole (Italy) World Cup round. In front of him, Gee Atherton takes max qualification points and steals the overall lead from Greg Minnaar who is down in 15th. Is he a bit timid after a hefty over-the-bars in practice? Is he playing a tactical game with the on-again-off-again weather, or did the crash he have in quali actually knock him down considerably? Dunedin's Justin Leov is just inside the top ten (9th) heading into the finals.
Watch Loic, chased by a drone, ride his local DH track..... at night!
The World Cup will be in Fort Bill in June and then in Lenzerheide in July - check out this tongue in cheek edit as Lenzerheide loose the snow!
After two wet EWS races the GT Factory Racing team were no doubt looking forward to a dry start to the downhill World Cup season.......
Check in with the YT Mob riders - Gwinn and Mulally and get behind the scenes over the World Cup weekend.
Super Bruni - What will 2017 bring for him? Great start to what could be the video series to watch this year!
Maybe not Imaginatively named, Bernard Kerr's edit in the run up to his World Cup DH season is well worth a watch, steeeezy!
South Island Secondary School Champs Results
Justin Leov's diary from the final professional race of his career.
Red Bull Foxhunt 2017 - 200 women and 450 men get chased down by 4 of the world's top gravity racers in a mass start race to the bottom.
The dry, dusty Cairns course was blown to pieces by Sunday afternoon but that just added to the excitement, as the big home crowd was hoping for a yellow and gold winner, but it was to be heartbreak on all fronts!
The UCI World Champs in Cairns kicked off with the XC events and the Kiwis put in a great team effort, lead by Sam Gaze who claimed his second consecutive rainbow jersey
After a long and illustrious career Justin has decided to hang up his racing shoes in favour of spending time with his family and developing their new bike-centric property near Blenheim... Good luck mate and thanks for all the good times