Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Whole Athletes Achieving Global Success

From Canada to Belgium, Montana to Germany, Whole Athlete p/b DNA riders are mixing it up with the world's best and showing they're up to the task. Seven wins and eleven podium appearances across five countries over the past four weekends highlights an impressive start to the summer of racing.

Nolan Jenkins kicked off the team's recent successful run with strong rides at the Mont Tremblant and Baie St. Paul Canada Cups with 6th and 5th place finishes, followed by a big win at the Missoula XC Junior UCI Series event in Montana. Jenkins then hit the podium again in the Pro Short Track the following day in 4th.

Nolan Jenkins
Jenkins takes his first win of the season at the Missoula XC Junior UCI event. (photo: PB Creative)

Not to be outdone, Gabbi Richardson took the win in the Missoula Junior Women 15-18 Short Track and 3rd place in the 15-16 XC, while Savilia Blunk followed her first Professional win at the Evergreen XC in Washington with two podium finishes at Missoula, earning 4th and 2nd in the XC and STXC.

Gabbi Richardson
Richardson has consistently finished on the podium in each race this season. (photo: PB Creative)

Savilia Blunk
Blunk continues to impress in her first season racing Pro/U23. (photo: PB Creative)

Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Kevin Vermaerke and Quinn Simmons took a short break from the dirt to race the road in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, earning impressive results in both one-day events and stage races. Vermaerke won back-to-back days in the Omloop de Maasvallei in Holland and the Bierbeek kermesse in Belgium, underscoring his bid for both MTB and road Worlds later this season. Also aiming for the Worlds double in September, Simmons took the final stage victory and the overall points competition at the UCI Nations Cup Trofeo Karlsberg stage race, showing he's right on track. 

Kevin Vermaerke
Vermaerke attacks for the win in Maasvallei.

Quinn Simmons
Simmons earns his second UCI Nations Cup win of the season.

Check out all the team's top-10 results here.

Next up for Whole Athlete p/b DNA riders:
06/17/18 Canada Cup #5 (Junior UCI) Oro Station, ON
06/23/18 Canada Cup #6 (Junior UCI) Whistler, BC

06/24/18 XCO Bundesliga (Junior UCI) - Wombach, GER 07/01/18 XCO (Junior UCI) - Houffalize, BEL 07/20/18 XCO & STXC National Championships - Snowshoe, WV

Stay tuned for more exciting news!