EWS, World Cup DH and Crankworx
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Bike(s): Phoenix DH Carbon, Firebird, Switchblade, Mach 6 Carbon, Point
Rupert is no stranger to international competition – he has been racing downhill for 12 years, beginning as a young junior, and has multiple World Cup Seasons under his belt both in youth and pro competition. Rupert came into 2017 full throttle placing 6th at the first World Cup in Lourdes and finished the season with a BANG – 10th at the 2017 World Championships. For 2018 Rupert will be joining his new teammate in a few Enduro World Series races – they will be quite the duo. Rupert will also continue to race the full DH World Cup series and all Crankworx Festivals.
Rupert is 175cm / 5’9″ and ride a large Phoenix, Switchblade, and Mach 6 Carbon and a medium Firebird
2017 UCI World Championship 10th
2017 UCI World Cup Lourdes: 6th
2016 New Zealand National Champion