Monday, June 6, 2011

Podiums on Two Continents: Swenson in Switzerland and Valdez in Santa Ynez

Whole Athlete-Specialized Junior Keegan Swenson showed his talent once again by taking an impressive 2nd place at the Racer Bikes Cup (Swiss National Series) in Granichen, Switzerland. After a strong race in his first-ever World Cup in Offenburg, Germany the weekend before, Swenson once again faced a world-class field of juniors in Granichen, this time landing squarely on the podium.

Swenson on his way to the podium

In his first year as a U23 Pro, Zach Valdez is already making waves. He has consistently finished as one of the top young riders in the spring ProXCTs in both short track and cross country. Only two weeks after a strong 2nd place finish in the Big Bear Kenda Cup cross country, Valdez once again hit the podium with another 2nd place behind former Australian National Champion Sid Taberlay (Kenda H20 Overdrive) in the Santa Ynez US Cup Triple Crown short track.

Valdez hot on Taberlay's heels

Swenson and Valdez are looking to carry their momentum into the North American World Cups in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada and Windham, NY next month, where they will be joined by junior teammates Max Houtzager and Tony Smith.

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

Max Houtzager in action


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