Race Preview: UCI Downhill World Cup 2018, Round 1, Losinj, Croatia

20th April 2018

Veli Losinj, Croatia, UCI MTB World Cup DH

A Brand new track for 2018!!

Losinj is beautiful…. And its hand built track is extremely challenging!!

Veli Losinj, Croatia, UCI MTB World Cup DH

Just about 2 minutes long but nevertheless it’s going to be super physical with a whole host of line choices for the riders to negotiate – its tight, rocky and super-technical – in fact the kind of terrain that the team should eat up!

See their first impressions of this amazing country and track walk here..

Riders: Mens Elite: Gee Atherton, Charlie Hatton (his first World Cup in Trek Factory Racing colours)
Women’s Elite : Rachel Atherton
Junior Men: Kade Edwards ( 2nd year Junior)
Junior Women: Atherton Academy’s Mille Johnset riding under the Norwegian national team

Mechanics: Joe Krejbich (head technician) , Piotr Michaliszyn, Marek Ufnal ( his first World Cup race with the team)

 Veli Losinj, Croatia, UCI MTB World Cup DH

Support Team: Dan Brown, Team Director
Tom Lloyd , Road Manager
Fiona Lundie ( Physio, Harris & Ross)
Tim Morris (Podium Catering)
TJ Smith (videographer)
Sven Martin, photographer
Gill Harris ( Comms)

Bikes: Trek Session 9.9

Weather forecast :
 Its been sunny with light winds in the run up to the big weekend and that looks set to continue with the chances of rain just 2% across the weekend. We’ve got sunshine with highs of 17-19 degrees and light winds of 17-20 mph – what a welcome!

Veli Losinj, Croatia, UCI MTB World Cup DH

How to watch:
Catch all the action live at https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1V94M7NG91W11/mercedes-benz-uci-mountain-bike-world-cup

Pics: Sven Martin photo

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