Check out this sweet video of South African National Downhill champ Tiaan Odendaal giving a sneak peak of the 2013 Elite Worlds Championships Downhill track. He casually gives beta for the course as he’s flying at Mach speed, and even unexpectedly jumps over a truck at minute mark 3:08.
On August 26 through September 1st, the best mountain bike riders from all over the world will descend onto these specially built courses for the MTB World Championships and dawn the colors of their nation to compete in what is arguably the biggest cycling event of the year. And even though this is big news for mountain bikers, many professional riders in America simply cannot afford to travel overseas to represent their country due to stateside racing restrictions.
SHO-AIR International, the trade show and event logistics coordinating company that is also a proud sponsor of the Cannondale pro cycling team has pledged to donate $100 of assistance to each of the 35 cyclists selected by the USAC. In addition, they’ve also created a grassroots fundraising campaign on gofundme.com. This effort has gained traction and raised more than $19,000 for these world-class athletes, helping to keep the dream alive. Interested in finding out more? Click Here to learn more.