UCI WORLD CUP DOWNHILL ROUNDUP
After the condensed and delayed 2020 UCI World Cup season, premier downhill racing is back to some normalcy this year. Troy Lee Designs adds a couple riders to the roster while continuing alongside our long-time racers. Here's a look at the schedule and a comprehensive list of TLD talent to cheer on -
RockShox Trek Race Team
The 2x junior world and UCI downhill series champion, Vali will race her first full season in the elite women's class after a season ending injury at the world championship race in Leogang. This year, on a new team and bike, but same TLD style and same Austrian national championship sleeve. There's no doubt she's one of the fastest women in the world, now she gets to go up against the best pro women in the sport.
Welcome new first year TLD athlete Jamie Edmondson. Racing out of Scotland, the second year elite rider will be racing Enduro World Series events along the way as well.
Returning for his seventh professional season, the always fast American and long time TLD athlete Luca Shaw can be found in some custom painted D4 Helmets and flashy Sprint Ultra gear.
Canyon Factory Racing
Leading the charge on the Canyon Factory downhill side is Troy Brosnan, the multi time Australian national champ, is coming off a sixth place overall finish in World Cup points in 2020. Mark Wallace, the fast Canadian will return for this 5th season under the Canyon banner. The decorated junior Kye A’Hern, who took the rainbow jersey and Junior World Championship title at Mont Sainte Anne in 2019, will return for his second elite season and Jakob Jewett who was new to the program last year but wasn't able to race due to injury will get his first start under the Canyon tent.
Arguably the most stylish rider, Brendog is always one of our favorites to watch at World Cup Downhill races, Rampage and on the screen. Stay tuned for some Brendog and Sven Martin magic.
Dorval Commencal Race Team
2021 marks Troy Lee Designs' second season as Team Dorval's official helmet and glove partner. Last year, the team broke through with some big wins including Cam Blanche's women's world championship title and Benoit Coulages' French national victory. Stacked with talent, Baptise Pierron returns and new comers Alix Francoz and Monika Hrastnik join the team.
The junior hailing from Ireland, Oisin as the top junior last year when he grabbed the junior men's world championship. This year, Double O will be a D4 Helmet, Sprint Ultra Pants, Air Gloves and his world championship rainbow striped jersey.
A Southern California junior, Dante proved he has the speed to compete with the world's fastest last year. Silva became the first junior American to win on the World Cup Downhill stage since Luca Shaw in 2014 and looks to continue the trend.
One of only two juniors under the Australian Union Team, Ollie will get his feet wet in his first junior World Cup season with help from the Troy Lee Designs Australia & We Are Lusty crew.