Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Blevins Shines at MTB World Championships

In the battle for the Junior XC World Championship title, Christopher Blevins came away with an impressive and hard fought 4th place finish. The stellar ride from the 18-year-old on a highly technical course in the Czech Republic is the top Junior men's result for the US since Walker Ferguson won the title back in 2000. The last US Juniors to hit the top-10 were in fact former Whole Athlete/Specialized riders Neilson Powless with 8th place in 2014 and Kate Courtney with 6th in 2013. A bright future awaits these talented young athletes.

Christopher Blevins
Blevins comes through the technical "rock n roll" rock garden.

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Nearly 100 Junior men from all over the world came to the Czech Republic to compete.

Held in a stadium built for the biathlon world championships in 2013,
fans showed up in the tens of thousands throughout each day of the MTB Worlds event.

Christopher Blevins
Blevins warming up on rollers in the "box", the staging area for start line call ups.

The massive race production provided excellent viewing options on the multiple big screens around the course.

Next up for the Whole Athlete/Specialized:

07/15: US Cross Country National Championships - Mammoth, CA
07/16: US Short Track National Championships - Mammoth, CA

07/30: Boston Rebellion ProXCT - Walpole, MA
08/06: U23 World Cup #8 - Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec
08/13: Windham ProXCT - Windham, NY

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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