Monday, May 27, 2013

Another World Cup Top-5 for Courtney, Newcomb Gains Traction Racing the World's Best

Kate Courtney scored yet another top finish with 5th place at round two of the World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. In a four-week span of racing, the Pan American Champion earned two podiums and a top-5 in three world-class races - and in only her second year of international racing.

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Courtney is soaring this Spring.

Joining Courtney in Europe for the Albstadt-Nove Mesto World Cup double was teammate Lucas Newcomb, the top US finisher in both Junior Men's events. Among massive fields of 128 and 115 riders on the two extremely technical, wet courses, Newcomb finished 29th and 34th - a solid start to a big season which will see Newcomb race a total of four World Cups and hopefully a shot at the World Championships as well. 

Lucas Newcomb
Newcomb flying over one of the technical rock sections in Nove Mesto.

Kate Courtney
A World Cup podium for Courtney in Albstadt.

Next up: Round three of the World Cup in Val di Sole, Italy and the BMC Swiss Cup in Granichen where U23 riders Casey Williams and Zach Valdez will gain valuable European race experience against the best in the world.

June 9 - BMC Swiss Cup, Granichen, Switzerland
June 15 -
World Cup #3, Val di Sole, Italy

Then it's a big five-week block of back-to-back racing in the US with three ProXCTs and two National Championship events for the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team.

June 22 - ProXCT #6, Missoula, MT
June 29 -
ProXCT #7, Windham, NY
July 6 - Marathon National Championships, Sun Valley, ID
July 13 - ProXCT #8, Mt. Morris, WI
July 19-21 - XC National Championships, Bear Creek Mountain, PA

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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