Nukeproof @ the world Champion 2017

Monday, September 5th, 2016

“Nukeproof @ Val Di Sol UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 2017 “

Next weekend see’s the chase for rainbow stripes return to the infamous Val Di Sol track for the first time since “that” 2008 race. Nukeproof will be proudly represented by 9 riders.

With 2 Elite racers and  7 Juniors representing 4 different countries, we are proud to have all the athletes representation at the premier mountain bike race of the year.


Jacob Dickson– Ireland

Nukeproof Factory Racing

jacob and new bike

After winning a Bronze 2 years ago, Jacob has stepped up to Elite. A second place in Val Di Sol last year he will be out to prove himself on the legendary Val Di Sol track.  Recently back from injury and fresh from finishing 38th in Vallnord, Jacob has been targeting a result at the World Champs to propel him into the 2017 season

Milani Mario– Italy

Team Scout- Nukeproof


 Mario has been racing in the IXS cup races in Europe and European rounds of the Downhill World cup this year. Numerous top 10’s in Italian downhill series, Mario will be looking to race well on home soil for our Italian Distributors; Scout Bikes.    


Elliot Heap – Great Britain

CRC-Paypal team


Now in his 2nd year as a junior Elliot has come into some great form, on the podium at the final 3 rounds o fthe Junior World Cup and securing 3rd overall in the standings. With the support from the CRC-Paypal team behind his he will be representing GB in Val Di Sol and on the hunt for the Rainbow stripes.

Jack Crowley– Ireland

Nukeproof Development Team

Jack Crowley 2016 Junior Champ


With a junior national title already secured, Jack is proud to be representing Ireland once again in Italy. This will be Jacks first trip to Val Di Sol, he’s had a hectic year of balancing racing and his studies, but is out to prove his speed on the biggest stage.   

Charlie Hatton– Great Britain

Team Wideopen Magazine- Nukeproof

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Charlies year has had a mix of highs and lows, fastest in qualifying at Fort William and numerous national podiums and world cup top 10’s, but injury in Leogang made him miss a couple of rounds. Last time out in Vallnord he secured a great 6th place and will be chasing the overall win in Val Di Sol. 

Darcy Coutts– Australia

Nukeproof Development Team


A last minute call up for Darcy is well deserved for the young Australian. After racing well at Australian nationals, Victorian Downhill Series and winning the King of Ballarat series, Darcy will be aiming to challenge on his first race in Europe!  

Federico Monzoni – Italy

Team Scout- Nukeproof


Fredrico is the reigning Junior Italian champ and will be out to use th ehome crowds support to push him for the overall in Val Di Sol 

Lorenzo Sorrentino–Italy

Team Scout-Nukeproof


Mirko Manazzale– Italy

Team Scout- Nukeproof


Lorenzo and Mirko ride for our Italian distributor Scout and will be out to represent Italy and use the home advantage to challange. 

Look out for their Yellow and Red 2017 frames around the pits.


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