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DEAN LUCAS – WORLD CUP BLOGROLL #1

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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

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THE FINALE – LEOGANG WC DH FINALS

Stevie took the fastest time in Qualification, Do you think that adds more or less stress to him or Gee. These guy's have minds of steel. It probably makes both of the hungrier.

The final race of the series and the overall was down to nothing more than a coin toss. With barely any points in the overall both Gee Atherton and Steve Smith would have to put down solid runs in both qualifying and finals, bar injury, to take out the series overall. Whilst Atherton had a solid season opener with wins in the first two round, Smith showed equal consistency in the later stages of the season with wins in Mont St Anne and Hafjell and was clearly everyone’s pick for the win.
As practice got underway, the feedback was much the same as in previous years, bike park-ie with a few new added features. Unfortunately this was enough to see some of the big wigs go down with Danny Hart having a particularly bad over the bars ending in one broke and one cracked wrist.
Sunday dawned and the juniors were up first. Despite carrying the overall leaders jersey in the opening couple of rounds, Dean Lucas’s last few rounds have not been as kind with results, meaning it was a podium or nothing for the young star if he wanted to push up through the rankings. Finishing up in 12th it was not to be on the day but Lucas still managed to bring home 4th in the overall. With another year up his sleeve, this kid is destined to go even higher. …View More

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