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LUKE MEIER-SMITH WINS FIRST EVER ENDURO WORLD CUP!

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LUKE MEIER-SMITH WINS FIRST EVER ENDURO WORLD CUP!

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023 In a stunning debut with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team, Australian Luke Meier-Smith won the first ever UCI Mountain Bike Enduro World Cup in Tasmania, winning three of six stages to take the overall victory. Luke’s brother Remy added to the celebration in Maydena with a podium finish in the Under-21 men’s race, and French rider Youn Deniaud finished ninth in the elite men's race, giving the team three riders with top-10 finishes. In other race action over the weekend, Jens Schuermans, the current Belgian men’s XCO champion, won the Kamptal Trophy, a UCI C1 cross-country event in Austria. The...

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Rae Morrison wins New Zealand Enduro MTB National Championship!

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Rae Morrison wins New Zealand Enduro MTB National Championship!

Sunday, March 5, 2023 Liv Racing Collective athlete Rae Morrison took home the title of National Champion at the New Zealand Enduro MTB National Championship over the weekend. The first edition of the Enduro Championship took place in Nelson, New Zealand, this past weekend. Rae Morrison of the Liv Racing Collective won the coveted Enduro MTB National Champion title in the Pro Women's category. With the international racing season set to begin, Morrison will adorn the New Zealand flag sleeve as part of her win and earn top points toward qualifying for the Enduro World Cup this upcoming year. The...

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Kristen Faulkner Podiums After a Dramatic Finish at Strade Bianche!

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Kristen Faulkner Podiums After a Dramatic Finish at Strade Bianche!

Saturday, March 4, 2023 Team Jayco AlUla athlete Kristen Faulkner took home third place Saturday at the Strade Bianche, Italy. Despite a crash early on, Faulkner broke out in front until the final leg of the race. The iconic one-day classic set the stage for an exciting race where Faulkner showcased her strength and pure determination that landed her a well-deserved podium spot. This year's edition ventured over 136 km and included eight sections of gravel roads totaling 31 km; riders displayed their abilities to strategically sprint, climb and manage rough roads. Following a crash in stage four, Faulkner regained...

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BIG WINS FOR GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM'S NEW RIDERS!

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BIG WINS FOR GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM'S NEW RIDERS!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2023 Luke Meier-Smith scored his first major win as a member of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team, capturing the Australian Elite Men’s national downhill title at the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park in New South Wales. In XC racing, Carter Woods scored two early-season podiums including a win at a top-ranked UCI event in Spain. Meier-Smith is one of the new riders on the revamped Giant Factory Off-Road Team. The 20-year-old finished fourth at the Australian nationals in 2022 and came into this year’s race aiming for gold. Racing on a prototype composite-framed Giant Glory, he turned in a near-perfect...

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YATES, MATTHEWS LEAD WINNING EFFORT AT TOUR DOWN UNDER!

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YATES, MATTHEWS LEAD WINNING EFFORT AT TOUR DOWN UNDER!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023 Simon Yates put the finishing touch on a winning effort by Team Jayco AlUla at the Tour Down Under, taking the final stage and finishing second overall at the first WorldTour race of the 2023 season. Michael Matthews added to the team's success by winning the points classification. Yates showed spectacular early-season form at the five-day stage race in Australia, coming close to the win on Stage 3 and then breaking through for the victory on the final stage. The Brit powered up the final climb to Mount Lofty on his Propel Advanced SL Disc team bike with...

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