Race Report : Enduro World Series Round 1

Crankworx Rotorua, New Zealand.

Disappointment for Dan & Martin at Giant Toa Enduro, Crankworx, Rotorua. Amazing dirt, amazing trails and two riders in the physical and mental form of their lives, Round 1 of the 2015 EWS seemed like the perfect race for Dan Atherton’s first international after a 2014 compromised by injury and young Martin Maes’s continuing quest for his first win in… Read more

Race Report: Crankworx Rotorua Downhill, presented by IXS.

Crankworx Rotorua, New Zealand.

Rachel takes the win in the first race of the 2015 season!  A tricky track running fast, a break in the weather and a relaxed Rotorua vibe set the scene for Rachel’s first victory of 2015! The organisers promised “full-throttle adrenaline”and that was delivered in spades with plenty of drama and crashes in front of an excited and appreciative crowd.… Read more

Race Preview: Crankworx Rotorua Downhill, presented by IXS.

Crankworx Rotorua, New Zealand.

So Gee and Rachel step out in Rotorua, New Zealand for their first race of the 2015 season. Spirits are high. Not only is it the first race of 2015 after one of the most progressive winter trainings ever, but the team are delighted with their striking new Furys. Taylor Vernon is disappointed to be sidelined for what would have… Read more

Gee Atherton to race his 200th race – as recorded by Roots & Rain!

AthertonRacing Pre Season Riding Camp, Queenstown New Zealand.

Seb Frost, who provides both the brain and the brawn behind Roots & Rain was keen to point out that this won’t be Gee’s  200th race per se. In fact, it’s one of the first things he said to me. Gee almost certainly passed that milestone sometime in 2014. Seb doesn’t record much 4X. With typically no timing data available… Read more

Race Preview: EWS Round 1: Giant TOA Enduro, Crankworx Rotorua

AthertonRacing Pre Season Riding Camp, Queenstown New Zealand.

The Enduro World Series is ON! Dan and Martin have flown to Rotorua, fresh from their 1,2 triumph in Queenstown where they raced the Coronet Torpedo7 as a pre-season-sharpener. The first EWS race in New Zealand will take place this Saturday, March 28th in the country’s North Island, an area famous for its geothermal pools, fern-filled forests and flowing singletrack.… Read more