Podiums at World Cup Maribor

TFR Downhill makes it two podiums on a big day out

The World Cup is a level of competition that demands everything from competitors and the staff that stand beside them. For an untested program, it’s near impossible to know how they’ll stack up against that level. You can prepare all you want, but until you line up on the start ramp, it’s really just speculation.

With this understood, it’s a moment of privilege to have riders be able to perform the way they did. Charlie Harrison scores his best ever result with a fourth place finish. Ethan Shandro participates in his first ever World Cup, taking second place. Reece Wilson takes his best ever start of season result with a 12th place finish. Kade Edwards makes a miraculous recovery from his ankle break, and even is able to make it to qualifications.

There is a lot to celebrate from this first big race weekend, and a big thank you to everyone who took part. Now, for some photos.

Top tips for riders on race day

More time checks? Check.

First up was Ethan, looking for a strong start to his World Cup season

Kade kept busy

Final touches

Pre-race maintenance for Reece

Ready to race

Ethan threw down a solid run, keeping it consistent with his high speed on course all week

..and across the line

It was the toasty seat for Ethan and friends for some time

Hard to not be thrilled with that

Ethan’s put a lot of time and hard work into this season, and the results have showed. Solid progression, and a calm mindset. Looking forward to Fort Bill!

Sweet weekend at my first World Cup, still can’t believe I came away with a second place! Big shout out to my mechanic Sam Theo and everyone at Trek Factory Racing for keeping me pointed in the right direction.

What a nice guy!

Flat out fast for Reece on his race run

Reece Wilson came out strong this weekend, with his best ever start to the World Cup season.

Great week all around. After the IXS I felt my bike wasn’t where I wanted it to be and wasn’t coming in very confident. I turned all my focus on getting my bike set up and and just having fun on track... we managed both of those things by Saturday morning which resulted in a nice 12th place finish today. I know I’ve got more to give so I’m super excited for Fort William.

What a nice guy!

On Sunday the team wears red

Fast enough for the podium

Warm seats

That's a good day

That's the move.

Charlie Harrison made some magic this weekend, and what a show it was!

Only a dream till it happens to you. Honestly so grateful to be in the position to race against the fastest guys in the world, and be on the best team out there. Today was unreal. First ever World Cup podium. Thank you to my team, my family, my friends, my girlfriend, and everyone that helped get me to this point. And to everyone’s that reached out to me, from the bottom of my heart, I so greatly appreciate the support.

What a nice guy!

Keep in touch with the team over social as they prepare for the next round of the World Cup in Fort William, Scotland.