Winning start for Nukeproof at BDS season opener

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

“Flood of Podiums for Nukeproof at Ae Forest”

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Great start to the British Downhill Series for the Nukeproof team.  In what has become one of the most competitive Elite race series in the world all three CRC-Paypal athletes making it on to the podium. Mike Jones in an excellent 2nd position, just missing out by 0.462 of a second to current World Champion Gee Atherton. Joe Smith a creditable  4th and new junior rider Elliott Heap also 4th in a stacked junior field.

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Photo: Duncan Philpott

Nukeproof athletes topped the Podium in both Masters with wins for Wideopen teams Kye Forte and Team MTB Ride Guide Alastair MacLennan.

Kye PodiumPhoto: C/o Wideopen Magazine/ Ian Lean

Ae Forest provided the riders with a stern test in a short track. A mix of fast natural shoots, roots and plenty of features to test the riders and bikes.

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Photo: Duncan Philpott

Wideopen Magazines team riders put in a great show with BMX legend Kye Forte winning his first BDS race in Masters and Richard Thomas in 14th in elite (despite retiring from elite level racing!). In a highly competitive junior category, Charlie Hatton endured a tough start to the season, with a big crash in his race run, but managed to recoup to a solid 15th. Youth rider Joe Partfitt showed his hard work in pre-season has paid off, narrowly missing the podium, despite loosing a cleat from his shoe at the start of his run.

Irish Nukeproof Development Rider Jack Crowley managed a very credible 11th position on his first  year in the BDS Juniors catagory.

Full listing of results are on:

https://www.rootsandrain.com/race2984/2015-apr-5-rose-bikes-bds-1-ae-forest/

Next BDS Race will be in the “World Cup warm up” event Fort William, Scotland on 16th/ 17th May

Good luck to the team who are now off to this weekends Downhill World cup, Lourdes, France.

 

Finish Line Ae Forest

Photo: Duncan Philpott

 

 

 

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