September 9th, 2015


After a very strong World Cup season never being out of the top 3, and winning the overall World Cup title, Trek World Racing’s Laurie Greenland backed up his silver medal from 2014 by taking it a top step further, winning the World Championship and receiving the coveted UCI Rainbow Jersey.

Meanwhile his team mates Brook MacDonald and George Brannigan had strong showings with both being the fastest at the 2nd interval during their run, but Brook unfortunately came off his bike in the steep technical section, and George suffered from a lack of upper body strength and rode the final sector a little too tightly and lost time precious time, but still finished 15th.

Laurie said: “I’ve loved this track ever since we got here, whether it was in the pouring rain or drying out as it was for the final race. The last steep sector is really the type of riding I love the best. Before the run I was in the start house, had some quiet thoughts to myself about how far things have come in these past two years, and just tried to remain relaxed. I sprinted a little too hard out of the start and had to sit down on the bridge and recover a bit but then I just got into it. Martin (Maes) put up a great time and I’m just happy the result went my way today. It really is a huge honor to win this title and
do so in front of friends and family who came to Andorra to support me.”

Laurie’s World Title brings to 4 the number of World Championships won by the team since its inception, 2 in Downhill and 2 in XC.

Team Owner Martin Whiteley said: “It was a tough start to the week when a major storm hit the area and several teams including us suffered major damage to our team set up. Fortunately we managed to recover quickly from that and get on with the racing. Brook and George once again showed speed during the week but the World Champs run is a tough race where you have to give it everything and it doesn’t always pay off, but I’m extremely proud of how they’ve represented the team with poise and professionalism all year. Laurie’s result just caps off a brilliant season. He’s continued to grow as an athlete and his ability to read a race and deliver are exceptional. To end this season on such a high, adding Laurie’s gold medal to the 3 golds, 4 silvers and bronze the team has already achieved over the years, was a great bonus for all the staff and sponsors of TWR.”

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