Winning is Costa Rica

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton standing in first place at the Costa Rica World Cup race.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton standing in first place at the Costa Rica World Cup race.

The team has made it down South to Costa Rica for their first international race of the 2021 season! They would be competing against the highest level of South American athletes as well as contenders like Charlie Harrison Neko Mullally and Dakota Norton.

It was a big international flight all the way from LAX down to Costa Rica and then another three hours to the venue. The team arrive Tuesday to acclimate themselves and prep their bikes gear for the future weekend.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton getting to ride in Costa Rica.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton getting to ride in Costa Rica.

Wednesday was the official UCI downhill track walk and the course had a lot of great obstacles, jumps, high speed sections and overall an exciting track to be racing on Sundays finals. The team really enjoyed the track walk and was excited for Thursdays training session.

Thursday was an excellent day of training and practice for the team conditions could not have been better and they were really enjoying the track and the atmosphere down South. Conditions presented as dry loamy dirt that the team was very used to riding back home with similar conditions.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff taking a practice run in the Costa Rica mudd. KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff taking a practice run in the Costa Rica…
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KHS Pro MTB Podiums at Windrock Tennessee

The first race of the year was held in Oak Ridge Tennessee at the Windrock bike park. The fastest racers in America were all there to compete for the number one spot. Our team definitely had our work cut out for them also along with some continuous changing track conditions.

Kailey Skelton on track
KHS Pro MTB rider KAiley Skelton wrapping up practice at the 2021 Windrock nationals.

The team started off Wednesday with pit set up, bike set up and the official track walk. All the athletes were very excited after track walk to get going with practice Thursday they all stated that the track was very high speed and had a lot of great obstacles that would favor them in the finals.

Nik Nestoroff practice run
KHS Pro MTb rider Nik Nestoroff practice run at the 2021 Windrock nationals downhill race.

The first day of practice was Thursday and the track was beyond its normal dry conditions. Being in Tennessee it is usually known for its wet muddy conditions but Thursday’s practice was dust ball city and very unfamiliar for some of the locals and the true nature of the normal track conditions. The team members each put in about seven laps each to get their bike set up and tire choice. They were all feeling very good and excited for qualifying Friday morning.

Steven Walton practice run Windrock 2021
KHS Pro MTb rider Steven Walton practice run at the 2021 Windrock nationals downhill race.

Qualifying day was upon us and also was the weather it…
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Mob n Mojave DVO Winter Series

The Mob n’ Mojave, second round of the DVO Winter Series, had a deep field of riders and a lot of crazy weather. The KHS Pro MTB team stepped up and had a great weekend of racing with 2 podium finishes and Kailey Skelton grabbing the top step for the Pro Women.

Kailey Skelton takes the W at Bootleg Canyon

It was a very deep field this weekend, as big names like Aaron Gwin were in the race field for the Mob n’ Mojave, second round of the DVO Winter Series.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium in first place at race 2 of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium in first place at race 2 of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.

The team was able to practice Friday and Saturday with the final DH race happening Sunday morning. Conditions were definitely a struggle all the way through the weekend with winds up to 50 miles an hour.

The team had great training sessions Friday as well as Saturday and they were off to an early morning start for Sunday. Kailey Skelton laid down a blistering run to take the pro women’s category with a 15 second lead. She even overcame a huge crash on her first practice run of Sunday morning which was a scare for the whole team.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton on the podium in third place at race 2 of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton on the podium in third place at race 2 of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.

The pro man’s category had a very deep field of highly talented riders. After it was all said and done it was Steven Walton who was able to come out in third place and get on the podium. Unfortunately Nik Nestoroff would suffer a flat tire mid…
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Elevate-Webiplex 2021 Team Press Release

Tustin, CA, January 26th-

The Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team completes its 2021 roster with the signings of four new exciting riders. Two young Americans, Eli Husted and Eddy Huntsman join the team coming from the respected Hot Tubes and Team Swift junior development team programs. Fabrizio Von Nacher from Mexico, a former Tulsa Tough winner, will be rejoining the team after racing in Europe. American time trial specialist Tyrel Fuchs steps up to the team after a fantastic year with the Rio Grande Elite Team.

Two-time US PRO Criterium Champion Eric Young returns to lead the team in 2021. Eric has proven himself to be one of the fastest sprinters in the US, winning stages at the Tour of Taiwan, Tour of Korea, GP Cycliste de Saguenay, Vuelta Mexico, Tour of Utah, and the Starsko Proljeće in Croatia. “Eric brings a high level of leadership and hunger to our program. He is really fired up to prove he is still the fastest sprinter in America, and his commitment on and off the bike is unparalleled. We could not have picked a better leader for our younger riders to emulate,” says Heath Blackgrove, Team Director.

“I am super excited for the opportunity to race again with the Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling team in 2021. It’s a group of young, humble, and hungry bike racers that have proven to have the most committed lead-out train in the US. I’m hoping to add my strengths to the team, share what I’ve learned with the guys, and make a bunch of new memories by winning some big races,” states Young.

With the 2021 race season almost upon us, the athletes and staff of the Elevate-Webiplex Pro…
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