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Trek World Racing today releases the second instalment of STORIES for 2014. Episode 1.2 follows the team as they contest Rounds 3 & 4 in Fort William (SCO) and Leogang (AUT). Watch as the team scores its first ever double Men’s DH World Cup Podium with Brook and George back on full pace, and Greg makes it ‘Fort Williamson’ with his best ever result.
Following the recent visit by Trek’s Director of MTB Frame Technology, Dylan Howes, to Fort William to bring the team up to speed on the latest developments, we took the opportunity to ask him all about the team’s current race bike.
In some of the most exciting and hard fought racing of the World Cup season so far, the Trek World Racing team managed to score its very first double rider World Cup podium as Brook MacDonald and George Brannigan took 4th and 5th respectively. Their result today means that all five riders on the team have scored top 10 World Cup results after 4 rounds.
Fort William, the classic stop on the international downhill calendar, once again delivered quality racing in front of a huge and passionate crowd of spectators yesterday in mixed weather conditions that had riders dealing with strong gusty headwinds and frequent outbreaks of light showers.
Today sees the release of the first episode for 2014 of Trek World Racing’s Stories. In Episode 1.1, follow the team as they tackle the opening 2 rounds of the UCI World Cup in Pietermaritzburg (RSA) and Cairns (AUS), visit a local Australian school, and walk away with the team’s first podium for the year, also a first for Neko Mulally.
Round 2 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup took place today in Cairns, in very difficult conditions that saw the venue pounded by torrential rains during the week, with very muggy and steamy conditions today. The track was extremely slippery in places and brought many an experienced rider undone. Neko Mulally who came into the race ranked 8th in the World Cup qualified well yesterday in 7th, despite a crash, but showed he had the speed to win. With a 1st at the first split, and 2nd at the second split, the signs were good for today.
On the eve of the 2nd round of the World Cup here in Cairns, Australia, where Trek World Racing will be fielding all five riders, we’re excited to release our video profiles on all five team mates.
Striking yet another goal of his career check list, 21 year old Neko Mulally from Pennsylvania has backed up his 7th in qualifying here in Pietermaritzburg with his first ever World Cup Top Ten race result, 8th.
All five riders from Trek World Racing were testing and training in Southern Spain this past week on the eve of their trip down to South Africa for World Cup Round 1. Images from the Team Camp featuring the new race kit and 650B bikes for 2014 are available for the media at the login page of the team web site. http://www.trekworldracing.com/media/
Trek World Racing is once again running its popular “Local Support Crew” program. The Local Support Crew program was first created in 2001 with one of our earlier teams, as a way for fans to join the team as support crew when the team visited a race near to where they lived.
Last year it was Brook MacDonald, and the year before that it was Justin Leov, but this year the Trek World Racing rider to win the New Zealand National Downhill Title was George Brannigan, aboard his brand new Prototype 650B Trek Session.
- Junior World Cup DH #5
August 2nd, 2014 - August 2nd, 2014
- World Cup DH #5
August 3rd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014
- Junior World Cup DH #6
Windham, NY, USA
August 9th, 2014 - August 9th, 2014