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Next year sees the UCI Elite Team, Trek World Racing, entering its 7th season on the World Cup circuit and will do so with 4 talented riders returning from 2014. World #9, Brook MacDonald clearly demonstrated that he has returned to form after his shoulder surgery by ending the 2014 season with a great 5th place at the World Championships as well as scoring 2 World Cup podiums in Leogang and Windham.
Trek World Racing today releases the 4th instalment of STORIES for 2014. The World Championships in Norway will be remembered for many things, but without doubt, Neko Mulally’s chainless run to 4th place will go down in history as a truly remarkable achievement. Hear Neko in his own words after the race, it’s an amazing story. Laurie Greenland takes to the podium twice in this video, once in Méribel for the World Cup finals, and then he takes silver at the World Championships in Junior DH. Brook MacDonald is back firing on all cylinders and takes 5th at the Worlds while Greg Williamson scores yet another Top 10 for the team in World Cup racing.
In a dramatic day of racing in the small ski town of Hafjell, 2 hours north of Oslo, Trek World Racing’s Neko Mulally (USA) had an incredible race after snapping his chain out of the start house, to finish 4th at the Elite Men’s World Championships. Team mate Brook MacDonald finished 5th in his best ever elite World Champs result while Laurie Greenland took the silver medal in Junior Men at his World Championship debut.
In his first World Cup season, 17 year old Laurie Greenland from Bristol in the UK, backed up his 2nd place in qualifying with his first ever World Cup podium by taking a solid 2nd on race day. Greg Williamson of Scotland took another top 10 result for the season by taking 12 seconds off his qualifying run, to finish up 9th for the day.
Trek World Racing today releases the third instalment of STORIES for 2014. The North American leg of the Mountain Bike World Cup is always full of surprises and comes well into the 2nd half of the season, and in the middle of summer. All of our riders were looking fast at both race venues, and scored some great top ten results both in qualifying and finals. Watch as Brook bounces back from crashing in Canada to a podium in Windham, and the other riders all score great results over the 2 rounds.
In an exciting and closely fought round 6 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, USA, Trek World Racing’s Brook MacDonald made his 2nd appearance on the 2014 World Cup podium with a 5th place ride on the fast, rocky and short track. His podium ride also marked the 40th World Cup podium for the Trek Session since the team started; the most successful downhill bike in recent history.
The venue for round 5 of the World Cup Downhill, Mont-Sainte-Anne, never provides a dull day of racing, and yesterday was no exception. Unfortunately for Trek World Racing the solid preparation and fast pace in practice didn’t translate into the results the riders deserved, but nevertheless there were some positive highlights to a tricky day.
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.
- NZ Cup DH #3
Waikato, New Zealand
January 31st, 2015 - January 31st, 2015
- NZ Cup DH #4
Auckland, New Zealand
February 7th, 2015 - February 7th, 2015
- NZ National DH Championships
Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
February 14th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015