Here’s the latest mountain bike racing news from Rui Teixeira and Thom Guibal, who have both had podium finishes this season.
Rui and Thom use EBC green and red downhill formula MTB brake pads on their mountain bikes to cope with the rough terrain found on the courses they compete on around the world in countries such as, Portugal, France and Canada:
Perfect podium finish for Rui Teixeira with EBC mountain bike brake pads
Rui is a Portuguese semi-professional downhill athlete who has achieved a great history of race results in the world of downhill mountain bike racing since the age of 11. This season Rui has raced with perfection climbing the Championship ladder to further reach his goal of competing in the World Cup.
This year Rui competed in the Portuguese Downhill Racing Cup and made terrific progress in his final round when he finished with a commendable 3rd place podium and 4th overall in the final cup ranking.
Rui quoted on Facebook:
Very happy to have finished yesterday the 6th and final round of the Portuguese DHI Cup with one more podium, here in Madeira.
I gave my best all weekend and even though I made some minor mistakes in the final descent, I could not have been more satisfied because I managed to finish the test in 3rd Place and keep the 4th Place in the final ranking of the Portuguese Cup.
Follow Rui Teixeira’s progress during his mountain bike racing seasons on his Facebook page:
Thom Guibal downhill racing in perfect Autumnal conditions with EBC brake pads
French downhill mountain bike racer Thom Guibal has had an action packed, perfect season racing with the aid of EBC MTB bike brakes.
Here is his latest news and video release:
French downhill mountain bike racer Thom Guibal has had an amazing season which ended with a spectacular 1st place win in the La GPDH Series, that took place on 1st October 2017 at Bike Park Le Grand Puy, based in the stunning Alpes setting in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.
Earlier this year Thom also had the opportunity to race in the UCI MTB World Cup for the second year in a row, which saw him heading to Canada for the qualifying round. Thom gained 20th position in the general ranking and is looking forward to next season to progress further.
Super happy to win on the GPDH this weekend! The organisation was top quality and the track was really great to race on.
I spent an amazing season and would like to especially thank all the people who helped me and trusted me and that in 2017 I competed in the best possible condition. Thank you all, partners, friends, family and all the people who are behind me close or far!
I had the huge chance to participate in two World cups with the French team, I have never had so much fun on my bike and I am currently very happy!
The Autumn is beautiful and now my season is over I’m back to the slopes to ski. If I had been told what was to occur at the beginning of the season I think I wouldn’t have believed it!