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  • Team Update: Norco Factory Racing Opens World Cup DH Season

    May 2, 2017

    This past weekend, the Norco Factory Racing Team was in Lourdes, France for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season opener.

    Returning from the shoulder injury he sustained in Rotorua, Sam Blenkinsop was feeling good heading into the final after qualifying 17th. When all was said and done, Sam finished 20th and sits a solid 15th in the points standings.

    Joe Smith and Henry Fitzgerald each crashed in qualifying. Joe suffered a dislocated shoulder, but will look to bounce back before the next World Cup stop in Fort William, June 3-4.

    Click here to watch Sam’s run at the 29:45 mark on RedBull TV.

    Sam Blenkinsop, Norco Factory Racing, Lourdes, DH, World Cup

    Sam Blenkinsop (photo: Keith Valentine)

    Henry Fitzgerald, Norco Factory Racing, Lourdes, DH, World Cup

    Henry Fitzgerald (photo: Keith Valentine)

    Joe Smith, Norco Factory Racing, Lourdes, DH, World Cup

    Joe Smith (photo: Keith Valentine)