Round 1: Maydena Bike Park
After a sizeable off season, the 2023 EDR season is back with a bang. A new look for 2023 with the advent of 'EDR' in place of the previous EWS and a few tweaks in the format with all racing taking place on a Sunday and additional stage points now on offer. Both of which a change for the riders and Maydena proved this can have a big effect on the results.
The Nukeproof Sram Factory racing team remains largely unchanged (read more about that here), Elliott Heap, Dan Booker, Kelan Grand and Corey Watson make up the team this year and there's a lot to be excited about...
Maydena Local Legend and Park Trail Builder Dan Booker held his nerve and rode the race of his life to finish on the podium in 2nd place, just 5 seconds across 6 stages behind Aussie local Luke Meyer-Smith. The atmostphere was totally electric as the wild crowd rooted for their local Dan.
Elliott Heap got the weekend off to a flyer with a 4th in the 2nd stage only to suffer a mechanical and an injury later in the day, we wish Elliott a speedy recovery and know he'll come back swinging.
Youngest recruit to the Nukeproof Sram Factory racing team, Corey Watson put down impressive times throughout the day despite a small crash leaving him in 21st overall. Kelan Grant, started his season off in great form off the back of a tricky 2022. Putting consistent times in throughout the day to finish 35th overall.
You can check out the highlights here and also the bike check for the team bikes here. The Nukeproof Sram Factory Racing team are staying in the Southern Hemisphere this weekend with the next EDR in Derby, Tasmania.
Round 2: Derby, Tasmania
Round 3: Pietra ligure, Italy
Round 4: Leogang, Austria
Round 5: Val Di Fassa, Italy
Round 6: Loudenvielle, France
Round 7: Chatel Final EDR
Check out the Nukeproof SRAM Factory Racing team in action
Watch the highlights from each round here