Last night saw the final round of the third year of the Wellington Underground Super D series. The no swapping bikes rule was flaunted this year as all top three overall finishers (Richard Leacock 1st, The Hippy 2nd and Tryfan 3rd) changed bikes. The top five overall was rounded out by Jono B in 4th and me in 5th. Last night's Rata Ridge was really hard and I had a nightmare of a run (so glad I didn't take the WFO9), but I wasn't the only one. Leif managed to beat half the field (including Rod, Mark and myself) on his full rigid DMR with 1.9" semi slicks and no chain for the last kilometre! Leacock took the win followed by Hadley Boyce in 2nd and his old flatmate Cowboy in 3rd. Jono had just bought a camera so we actually have photos this time. Thanks Jono.
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
Semenuk is back for the five-peat at the Red Bull Joyride. 12 massive features, the biggest crowd of the year and a stacked field, what more could you ask for at the iconic Crankworx Slopestyle
The Aussies thrive in the dry dusty conditions and Blenki's hot Whistler form continues as he bags another Silver in the Canadian Open DH at Crankworx
One of the best spectator events of Crankworx, the Pump Track Challenge went down last night in Whistler with some familiar faces in the mix but also a new one...check it out