Being a professional mountain biker isn't what most kids at the age of 17 dream of in India. But for Rishabh Gowda, riding bicycles started at a really young age when his mom got him a bike for his birthday. He wasn't a competitive kid then, unlike today. But as he started losing interest in studies, he knew he had to look for elsewhere to find his calling. And thus began his obsession with mountain biking. Till date he has competed in many races in the country and has accomplished a lot in the sport. Podium finish after podium finish, he's truly been chasing the summit in the race to be number one. He's also travelled to Germany to race in the IXS DH, one of the biggest competitions in the discipline. He now hopes to take on a bigger challenge, the world cup and plans to walk away with the trophy! He is a force to be reckoned with in the mountain biking scene. Check out an exclusive look of Rishabh Gowda in action #TheTrailBeyond ! Enjoy
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Directed & Edited By : Vasuki SN
Cinematography by : Vasuki SN & Sumanth Shetty
Sound Design : Gagan Baderiya
Music Production Studio : AudioKraft studios
Post Production : LIghtBucket Production
Stills and BTS : Vinay Hoskere, Spandan, Basith
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One week before the pros take to the dirt during the Downhill World Cup in Canada, it was the time for the young guns of the sport to shine during the "Kona Rookies Games" at the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
The first weekend in August annually takes young talented riders to the Kona Rookie Festival in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and over the last five years the event has already become a beloved tradition. By focusing solely on younger riders and rookies in general, the Rookie Festival especially addresses families and what venue could better suit this purpose than the family-friendly village in Tyrol that not only offers a variety of activities for families, but also has its own bike park! Therefore, more than 270 riders from 25 different countries made their way to the Rookie Games in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis this past weekend together with their families.
After introducing the Rookies Championships five years ago, the event now has become an established and fixed part of the annual iXS agenda. Similar to the proceedings of the international UCI championships, the iXS International Rookies Championships open the international stage to the younger categories U13, U15 and U17. And as this is the only event of its kind, it annually lures young riders from all over Europe and even from other continents to Austria.
Unlike the traditional races that usually start on Friday, the Rookies Festival already starts a week early with the Rookies Camp. With only 30 seats the camp was fully booked in nearly no time and the 30 riders who made it into the camp were provided with the full downhill rookie package, including different courses and workshops.
On Friday a first training session and the seeding run of the Specialized Rookies Cup officially have opened the race weekend. After that, the day was finished by the Family Challenge, which crowned the fastest team of young riders and their parents.
On Saturday the weather was at its best again and greeted the riders with warm temperatures and a bright sun shining from a blue sky, so it was finally time for some downhill action. In the morning the riders tried to adjust to the rather dry conditions during their training session. Then, all eyes were on the youngest riders of the U13 and U15 categories that included 75 riders who are not yet allowed to participate in other international races. At the end of the day Mike Huter (SUI - DMBikecorner /U13) and Jackson Goldstone (CAN - Fox /U15) succeeded.
After another training session the iXS International Rookies Championships were opened by the U13 category on Sunday. Mike Huter (SUI - DMBikecorneronce) more succeeded. Johannes Hörl (AUT - HPC Leogang) and Luis Kelch (GER - BPA Racing) completed the podium.
In the U15 category a field of 60 starters fought for the title, but in the end Jackson Goldstone celebrated another victory with a time of 3:01.312 minutes that even would have landed him among the top 5 in the U17 category this weekend. Loic Martin (FRA - Commencal) finished in second place wit a gap of only 2 seconds, followed by Léo Abella (FRA - Commencal Réunion) in third place.
Leona Pierrini (FRA - Cycle Omega FRC) once more dominated the U17 female category. But the competition was hard. With a small gap of only 4 seconds Beani Thies (RSA - Greg Minnaar Racing) finished in second place, followed by Anastasia Thiele (GER - Propain Gravity Kids).
In the U17 category it was once more a neck-on-neck race. At the end of the day Nuno Zuzarte Reis (POR - Commençal) dominated the extremely exciting race with the day’s best time of 2:55.866 minutes and celebrated his second international title of his career. With a 0.9-second gap Robert Johanson (EST - Fun Times Crew)took the silver medal, while it was bronze for Marko Niemiz (SLO - Sinter Brakes Team) this time.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has once more proven its worth for the downhill discipline and especially for the young riders and their families. An event like this definitely qualifies as the highlight of the season and we can’t wait to return next season!
MAD ENDURO - MALAYSIA
iXS EUROPEAN DOWNHILL CUP - SPICAK
TAHA GHABELI - INTERVIEW - IRAN
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Indian - Road Trip Europe
Xinjiang - The Wild
Switzerland - World Championships
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Family outing!! Dan, Gee, Rach and Kade hit up Crankworx in style! Bike park shreds, cows, crashes, Downhill Racing (Athy's first international DH race in about six years!)
Dual Slalom, Dual Speed and Style, Whip-offs...this one has it all! Rach does the double on the Downhill and Dual and Kade secures second to the legendary R-dog at Whip off.
5 Whip Off 1st Titles amongst the top 15 riders in this year's Crankworx Les Gets Official European Championships
The dust has settled on the third Official Whip Off Championships of the 2018 Crankworx World Tour, presented as always, by SPANK. With 90 invitational riders on the start list, the folks at SPANK bring you a focussed edit of the top 15 whips of the day, including slo mo multi angles of the 6 winning whips, aerial birds-eye view over the new Les Gets whip off location and jump, and we wouldn’t disappoint by not including the signature whip trains, flat spin look backs and front flips that, although they disqualify the riders from being judged for that run (it is a Whip Off after all), nevertheless is one the the favorite side shows for both spectators and riders alike.
The edit features a veritable Whip Off Hall of Fame (with Les Gets placing followed by previous Whip Off wins).
Ryan Howard (Men’s 1st, Rotorua Crankworx Men’s 1st 2015 & 2016)
David MacMillan (Men’s 2nd)
Kade Edwards (Men’s 3rd)
Vinny Armstrong (Women's 1st)
Casey Brown (Women's 2nd, & Women’s 1st in every other Crankworx Whip Off since 2015!)
Lea Weill (Women’s 3rd)
Allen Cooke (2017 Crankworx World Whip Offs Champion)
Sam Reynolds (DarkFest 2017 & 2018 Whip Off 1st, and Night Harvest 2017 Men’s 1st)
Louis Reboul (Innsbruck Crankworx Men’s 1st – 2017 & 2018)
Bernardo Cruz (Les Gets Crankworx Men’s 1st 2015 & 2016)
Reed Boggs (Rotorua Crankworx Men’s 1st 2017)
Bienvenido Aguado Alba
SPANK Industries has a long and special affiliation with the Whip Off event. As a favorite for bringing riders from all disciplines together in an event that is less about the podium and more about the unity and atmosphere of throwing it down with your mates to a rowdy appreciative crowd, SPANK is the original presenting sponsor of the Crankworx World Tour Whip Offs Championships in Rotorua, Innsbruck, Les Gets and Whistler since 2015, as well as the @festseries Whip Offs at DarkFest, South Africa, HILLBILLY HUCKFEST, Norway and the iXS Dirtmasters Festival in Germany. The 2018 Official World Whip Off Champions will be decided on August 16th at Crankworx Whistler.
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On June 10th, the 2018GDL Downhill Race the second stage was held in Guangzhou's Huadu Yanying Lake. In the past few days, Guangzhou experienced typhoon and torrential rain. Raceday turned out to be bright and sunny. The track was surprisingly fast on the sandy soil. In the morning, there was no muddy condition as in the seeding day. The first two training days the riders need it to put rain tires on, only to change it for dry tires on raceday! Today, nobody had to worry about rain!
There are a total of nearly 100 riders from all over the country and Hong Kong to participate in this downhill race. Of course, most of them are from Guangdong. The competition is divided into 6 groups, youth group, master group 40+, open group (U39), and open group (U29), the women's group and the elite group. The track is 1000 meters long and a elevation of 178 meters. Half of the trail is rocky, steep and has berms, the middle is relativly flat and almost in the finish, there are two jumps some small drops, which is the photographers favourite spot to take pictures.
Almost all fast riders where here, except some where on a race in Dali. Liu Shusen, Su Yuliang, Zhao Zhenjie, Zhao Yi, Pan Yi, they where at least here for getting points in the GDL Downhill Tournament. The U29 Open Group is the most popular one, which has a relatively large number of participants. Eventually, China’s Fei Rui’s Zeng Jincheng and Deng Chiwei are the runner-up in the U29 category.
The first down in the elite category is Liao Yanxiang from the free speeding team in Zhongshan, he was sitting in the hot chair with 02:00.49, until Liu Shusen came down and his results with 01:47.65, there are still two top riders on the top, and it was not sure, who will take the hot seat finally. Su Yiliang of the POLYGON Wildcats team came down with 01:46.11and took the hot seat. Zhao Zhenjie of the SLH team had a bad crash here two years ago which brought him to the hospital, and it effects his riding, he was going more conservative down, then attacking, which resulted he got only third.
Brian Cook - Interview
SDG Components - Tellis Dropperpost
Gallery - Annapurna Ride
Guangzhou Downhill League - Race Recap
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