Nukeproof Weekend Wrap up

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

“Round 1 of the British Downhill Series and First Tracks Enduro”

Nukeproof supported Chain Reaction Cycles- Mavic and Team Wideopenmag were once again racking up the podiums and winning races again this weekend. Round 1 of the British Downhill Series in Nant Gwrtheyrn and the Vitus First Tracks enduro in Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth.

Elliot Heap stepping up to race the worlds elite 

Mike Jones and Elliot Heap from CRC-Mavic were out to finalise preparation for the Lourdes World Cup. With Elliott stepping into Elite this year the BDS was great preparation with some of the fastest riders in the world racing.

The Wideopen team of rapid youths Morgan Tyrrell (now in his second year of youth) and Chris Cumming (stepping up to youth this year) were joined by new elite team mate Kye Forte. Kye has made an ultra successful transition from BMX to Downhill winning the BDS Masters category in 2015, graduating from the expert for 2016 and after a superb ’16 season becoming an elite at the tender age of 35.

Steep and tricky course up top with a pedal fest in the lower part of the course  

Results: 

Chris Cumming on his way to an awesome 4th place in his first youth national race

Morgan Tyrrell lost a little time at the top of the coarse but closed in for an awesome 2nd place 

 

Ever stylish Kye Forte in his first race as an Elite finished in 28th place 

Awesome start to the season for Mike Jones with a podium finish in 4th even with a off track excursion!

Elliot powers his way to a 7th place in a super stacked elite field 

Great start; Podium finish for Mike Jones in the elite field 

Full race report from Wideopen here

Trackside:

Kelan Grant for Nukeproof Team Wideopen was out representing at the First Tracks Enduro race. A hugely physical race and Kelan took the overall victory on his Nukeproof Horizon component equipped Mega 290. This win goes along with his hugely impressive start to the enduro season- Well done Kelan! Also racing was Nukeproof head Honcho Michael Cowan taking the win and engineer Dale McMullan in 5th in the 40-49 category.

Another win for Kelan Grant and his Mega 290  

Next Up Enduro World Series Rd 2 in Tasmania with Sam Hill and Nigel Page

Thank you to photographers Dan Hearn and Ian Lean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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