Zach Valdez takes his fourth win of the season at the Big Bear US Cup Final Pro Cross Country Race. At only 20, Zach has already established himself as one of the most promising U23 riders in the country.
Zach on his way to a fourth Pro victory in his best season yet.
Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Josie Nordrum, Lucas Newcomb and Shane Skelton were busy competing with some of the world's best Juniors in Belgium and Switzerland.
Lucas works his way into the top-10 on the muddy course.
In her first European Foray, Josie took two top-5 finishes with 4th and 5th in Malmedy (BEL) and Bern (SWI), while Lucas took a hard-earned 7th in a cyclocross-like mudfest in Bern. Shane rode a strong, consistent race to finish 12th in the highly competitive Malmedy XC.
Josie gets psyched up for a tough race ahead.
Check out all the team's 2012 top-10 results here.
Next up is the high altitude team training camp in preparation for the XC National Championships in Sun Valley, ID. Stay tuned for more info!