/ Nukeproof race team launch...
a new beginning for downhill and 4X racing as ChainReactionCycles.com
/ Nukeproof launch their new race team of Matti Lehikonen, Matt
Simmonds, Joe Smith, Lewis Buchanan, Lukas Mechura and Michael
very successful years as the ChainReactionCycles.com/Intense team,
it was the end of an era and time for a change. While co-sponsors
continue as in previous years, the team will now be riding and
racing NukeProof bikes – Scalp for downhill, Snap for 4X
and Mega for enduro downhill events and training.
On the downhill
roster, Matti Lehikonen and Matt Simmonds continue to ride for
the team, joined by two young British pinners Joe Smith and Lewis
Buchanan. Nigel Page, team manager said: "Matti and Matt
both had a great season in 2010 and are focussed to improve further
am very pleased to welcome two new great young UK riders to the
team in Joe Smith and Lewis Buchanan. I have been really impressed
with both Joe and Lewis' riding and results over the last few
years and I believe they will be great for the team. I hope with
the support of our team they can meet their full potential in
2011 and the future.”
On the 4X
roster Lukas Mechura is joined by his younger brother, and former
BMX racer Michael. Nigel Page has very high hopes: “Michael
has mainly been a BMX racer all his life but after a taste or
4X racing in 2010 his is super keen to put his full efforts into
4X. I have very high hopes for all the guys on the team for 2011.
They are all really talented fast guys and if they all pull together
and help each other out, all of them can make it to the very top
level of our sport."
will be competing in the full UCI World Cup series, UCI World
Championships, the British Halo BDS Downhill series plus other
races and events. Team mechanics Dave Garland and Carl Lottering-Geeson
will be keeping the Nukeproof bikes in check.
out more in this video profile of Lewis Buchanan:Look
out for more videos and detailed coverage of the new bikes and
riders, coming soon.