Trek announce riders for new downhill team

Leov and Neethling make the cut

Justin Leov of New Zealand competes in the Men's Downhill event during day two of the MTB World Cup held at Mount Stromlo August 31, 2008 in Canberra, Australia

Trek have announced that New Zealander Justin Leov and South African Andrew Neethling will head their new downhill team.


A third, female, rider is expected to be revealed on 1 December.

They will ride the new Trek Session 88 DH.

Leov had a successful 2008 season and finished sixth at the World Championships – the best ever performance by a New Zealand man.

Neethling finished in sixth place at this year’s Canberra World Cup round and in the top 10 on the technical Schladming course in Austria.

Team director Martin Whiteley said: “With the first round of the World Cup in South Africa next year, we are thrilled to have a super-competitive South African on the team.


“We feel that our combination of two top-10 men and a top-level woman will put us in a good place to compete with the leading gravity teams for the coveted UCI DH team trophy.”