Unior Tools Team rider Ziga Pandur has today announced he is retiring from downhill racing.
Pandur has been riding World Cups for eight years on the Unior Tools Team. He is a two-time Slovenian national champion and a regular feature in the World Cup top 40. His best result came in 2013 – a 25th in Hafjell – this was the best result by a Slovenian ever until Jure Zabjek’s breakout 2017 season. Pandur’s 24th place at the Vallnord World Championships in 2015 remains the best result by a Slovenian to date.
Pandur said: “Time flies really fast! I vividly remember my first racing steps as they would happen just a few days ago, but actually that happened quite a few years ago, probably a decade ago. After eight years of racing mountain bikes at the highest level I’ve decided to stop actively racing downhill. I am still passionate and motivated about mountain biking as when I started riding bikes, but over the time priorities had changed and I feel that now it’s perfect time to finish this chapter in life and start a new one.