The Norco Factory Team is Preparing for the Cairns World Championships

2017-09-08 08:44:02
This weekend will be the final international race of the season for the Norco Factory cross-country and downhill team riders. The world's best have traveled to Cairns, Australia to crown the World Champions. It’s a time for riders to not only race for their trade teams, but their countries.

For Team Canada, we have 11 Norco riders representing the maple leaf in the XC disciplines including all Norco Factory Team riders: Haley Smith, Peter Disera and Quinton Disera.
Peter Disera
You can see the complete list of athletes for Team Canada here.
Andrew L'Esperance
From the Norco Factory Racing downhill team, Sam Blenkinsop will be rocking the New Zealand fern kit as he looks for gold aboard his custom painted Norco prototype designed by our very own Graphic Designer Brendan Van Den Bosch! More images of Sam's bike in action can be found on

We will also have other international riders representing Norco including Gwendalyn from the USA and the A'Hern siblings racing for Australia.
Gwendalyn Gibson
The rider that steps up on World Championships race day and beats the competition will get to wear the UCI World Championship jersey for the entire 2018 race season. There is a lot of pressure for the individual riders and a lot on the line on the big day. Norco Factory Team riders are veterans of a number of successful race seasons, and we are confident that their passion and determination will see them through to a strong finish.

Redbull TV will be broadcasting the Elite XC races and the DH races this Friday night and Saturday. Hopefully you are able to tune in and cheer on our athletes in the fight for the rainbow stripes!