The Nukeproof junior team gets revamped with four super fast young riders on board pinning the Scalp.
Nukeproof’s rider support programme has been expanded for the 2012 season with Ben Kennedy (Juvenile) and Greg Williamson (Elite) joining Chris ‘Kipper’ McGlinchey and Dan Sheridan (Junior) as part of the newly formed Team Nukeproof.
The new setup, which is an extension of last year’s Nukeproof Junior Team, allows the variety of different aged riders to get a taste of the factory-rider life with full support from Nukeproof. Ben raced successfully alongside the other guys last year and is now an official team member, while Greg is a top class Elite rider, having just taken the win by 3.3 seconds at round one of the Chain Reaction Cycles’ Winter Series.
Dan, Kipper and Greg will race the full UCI Downhill World Cup series, starting in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 17th March. All riders will compete in the British NPS Series, with Dan, Kipper and Ben taking on the Irish NPS, and Greg representing the team at the Scottish Downhill Series.
“It’s great to continue working with Nukeproof for 2012 and be part of Team Nukeproof. The support is great and I have everything I need to win races. We are running the stock Pro complete bikes for the season which have the best spec available so I’m really looking forward to getting on it. It will be great training with our new team mate Greg who will undoubtedly pull me on. I would also like to thank all my personal sponsors for the year for their great support: Nukeproof, Schwalbe, Nema, Five Ten, Mule Bar, Contour, Crankbrothers, Eight.ie , Freelap and Crunch Fitness.”
“It’s great to be a part of the Nukeproof team again in 2012. 2011 was such a big learning curve for myself in terms of the amount of time and effort needed to compete against the best in the world. It’s great working with Nukeproof as they provide the high level of support that is needed for me to compete at an international level. I am happy to be aboard the Scalp again for 2012, I felt it was the perfect bike for me in 2011 and I couldn’t be more excited to race on the Scalp again!”
“Being on the Nukeproof team in 2012 means a lot for me having such good support at such a young age and having the opportunities to ride and train with Dan Sheridan, Christopher McGlinchey and this year Greg Williamson who I am sure I will learn loads from, enabling me to be a better rider.”
“For me it’s a great chance to show my potential in the World Cup series with the help of the Scalp downhill bike, support and sponsors. I am also looking forward to working alongside Dan, Kipper and Ben; all respected riders with strong results and good guys to have around at the races.”
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