Sunday, June 19, 2011

Team Pivot Weekly Update

Some news from the Dainese-sponsored UCI MTB team.

This week end was a Muddy one for the Quebec cup in Mont Saint Anne for Hans Lambert, with a muddy course from top to bottom Hans was able to stay on the track and have a great time ridding his Pivot and finished in 3rd place behind Neko Mulaley (usa-Trek World racing) and in first place was pro skier Chris Delbosco. Hans had 2 full days of muddy  practice and the course got faster and faster as the day had gone  with the sunshine.

For Kyle Strait he has decided to Pack all of his things and head off to Highland Mountain bike park in New Hampshire  to coach young athletes for the week and practice for the upcoming claymore challenge next week end. This is the start of a long trip for Kyle he will not return home before the august.

At the moment I am with Will Rischbieth and we are in Geneva and just arrived from Leogang and he is recuperating from his hands injury’s  and keeping his training up and positive mind set to be 100% for Mount Saint Anne and I am attempting to fix our Europe truck that we have been having  transmission  trouble with by lately(what a new challenge).

Thank You for all your support

great weekend at AMA Barber Superbike series for AGV Dainese riders

Awesome! There's no other words to describe the weekend at round 8 & 9 of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series.

American SuperBike:
Martin Cardenas takes his first win on the big bike on Saturday, ahead of Jordan Suzuki's Ben Bostrom and Rockstar Makita Suzuki Blake Young, making it an all Dainese podium.
On Sunday, Blake Young wins SBK race 2, Martin takes 3rd, followed by Steve Rapp in 4th, B-Boz in 5th.

AMA SBK Riders Standings:
1 - Josh Hayes - 235
2 - Blake Young - 233
3 - Tommy Hayden - 182
4 - Martin Cardenas - 155
5 - Ben Bostrom - 130
9 - Steve Rapp - 95
10 Geoff May - 82

AMA Pro SuperSports:
Good weekend for the Dainese and AGV youngsters with James Rispoli leaving Barber with the series lead after a 2nd place on Saturday and a win on Sunday. Superbe ride for M4 Suzuki Elena Myers who went 3rd and 5th.
Very difficult weekend for David Gaviria and Tomas Puerta who both suffered crashes in both races.

Steve Rapp takes the win in the AMA Vance & Hines XR1200 race

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Team Pivot Cycle Update

An update from Team Pivot Cycle after the last 2 rounds of the UCI Downhill rounds in Ft. Williams (Scotland) and Leogang (Aust.)

"Leogang was a hard week end for the team and the rest of the field, there was many crashes and injuries across the all the competitor’s . For Hans Lambert and Bernard Kerr they both had crashes in there qualifier due to the rain and muddy conditions and was unable to qualify. Unfortunately it his hard for these guys after all the months of preparation and hard work.

For Will Rischbieth, after having a somewhat good Fort William race last week  he had a bad crash early Saturday morning practice and fractured his right hand and his left index finger and went on to tapping up his hands and racing the qualifier and ended up 81 out of 276 racers, having a hard time holding on to the bars Will used a the bigger ODI rogue grip for a softer feel for his hand. The doctors says that in 3 to 4 weeks he should be ok but he has already source out a brace and is riding his xc bike on the road, this has not slowed down his motivation. He should be ready for Mt Saint-Anne World Cup.

For the next stop for the team will be Kyle going to the Triple Dip event next week end in Solvista Colorado and Hans Lambert will be racing the Quebec championships at Mt Saint-Anne and getting ready for the next world cup.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gautier Paulin on the podium in Portugal

Yamaha Monster Energy racer, Gautier Paulin, has secured his third consecutive podium of the season, this time in Agueda, Portugal for round 6 of the FIM Motocross World championship.
paulin podiumII 220x330 Gautier Paulin on the podium in Portugal
The talented Frenchman, steered his Yamaha YZ250F to a reasonable start in moto 1 but lost touch to the leading trio early on in the race when he went into the back of Osborne and crashed. After finding a good rythym Paulin put in a last minute charge to close down Max Anstie and Zach Osborne. In a last lap dash he tried all he could to pass Anstie and it was a photo finish with Anstie just getting the advantage.
I better jump in moto had Paulin in the top 6 on lap one. He pushed hard to make up a few positions and with Ken Roczen crashing out in mid moto Paulin quickly moved past Osborne for third spot to secure second overall for the GP.
“ I’m always happy to be on the podium but I am disappointed that I could not get a good start and run with the guys up front. I proved in the first moto after I had a crash that I could run the same lap times as the leaders. I want to make it happen now and I feel really good on the bike. My next goal is to fight for GP wins.” Said Paulin.

AMA Motocross: Davi Millsaps goes Top 5 at High Point

Davi rode amazingly in the first moto at High Point, charging from 8th to grab 3rd in Round 3 of the AMA Nationals. After a big storm drenched the track right before the start of the second moto, the race turned into a battle for survival. Davi unfortunately went down hard after fighting for a podium finish for the majority of the race. he managed to get back on his bike and rode hard to a 9th place finish, giving him 5th overall.

Photos by GuyB at Vital MX and Kardy for LebigUSA