Well the first two world cups started off a little different then expected. Last year I came into the world cup season with no real pressure, I was a bit of an unknown and after the first two races I was leading the junior class. This year has been a different story all together, I’m on a full factory team with Devinci Global Racing and am supported for the full season.
I was over the moon when I was asked but at the same time I was really nervous. The first couple of local races I did weren’t my best in recent times and I was over thinking things instead of just riding and having fun like usual. It took me a little while to sort that out but I was soon back into a groove, that was until I went a broke my wrist at a national round in Thredbo. That took me back a far bit mentally as it was so close to the start of the world cup season. I was still able to train but not as I normally would, I put in a lot of hard work with little time on the bike it pissed me off a a fair bit.
Once my wrist had healed up enough to ride I had one more race in Australia before heading overseas. I was definitely not riding as aggressive as normally and I didn’t want to take risks which made me feel like I couldn’t get out of first gear the whole weekend. I still ended up with a good result but I knew I wasn’t riding as well as I know I could’ve been. …View More
Mt Buller. Yet another famous venue for mountain biking in Australia! Mt Buller has been on the mountain biking bandwagon for years and with the latest developments and announcements of future trail progression, Australia’s first IMBA Trail Center is sure to grow and host more racing over the coming decade. Playing host to the opening round of the Australian National Series was the infamous ‘International’ track, a track that has been raced at almost every race season in the past 10 years. …View More
Following the success of ‘Insight’ JL’s first full length DVD planning began for the second instalment. Insight2 promises to delve deeper into what is Victorian downhill mountain bike racing, following the top competitors as they compete all over Victoria. Featuring mainly Connor Fearon, Jesse Beare, Tim Eaton and Dean Lucas.
You Yangs (round 1)
Shepparton (round 2)
Mt Beauty (round 3)
Mt Buller (round 4)
Maldon (round 5)
Thrills and spills section
For the full “Insight” into Insight 2 click through
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The week following the Val Di Sole World Cup the team headed to Scotland for the 3rd round of the World cup. Dean Lucas had his first real crack at a World Cup after injuring his hand in the Valley of the Sun, unfortunately just missing out on finals after qualifying just 0.8 of a sec out of the top 80. You can be damn sure he will be up there next time. Mitch Delfs and Connor both pulled through Quali’s with a 38th and 56th respectively.
Race day brought rain which in turn brought with it the usual track issues. Delfs finished in 24th whilst Fearon finished in career best (so far…) in 38th.