Nukeproof’s rider support programme has been expanded for the 2012 season with Ben Kennedy (Juvenile) and Greg Williamson (Elite) joining Chris ‘Kipper’ McGlinchey and Dan Sheridan (Junior) as part of the newly formed Team Nukeproof.
The new setup, which is an extension of last year’s Nukeproof Junior Team, allows the variety of different aged riders to get a taste of the factory-rider life with full support from Nukeproof. Ben raced successfully alongside the other guys last year and is now an official team member, while Greg is a top class Elite rider, having just taken the win by 3.3 seconds at round one of the Chain Reaction Cycles’ Winter Series.
Dan, Kipper and Greg will race the full UCI Downhill World Cup series, starting in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 17th March. All riders will compete in the British NPS Series, with Dan, Kipper and Ben taking on the Irish NPS, and Greg representing the team at the Scottish Downhill Series.
“It’s great to be a part of the Nukeproof team again in 2012. 2011 was such a big learning curve for myself in terms of the amount of time and effort needed to compete against the best in the world. It’s great working with Nukeproof as they provide the high level of support that is needed for me to compete at an international level. I am happy to be aboard the Scalp again for 2012, I felt it was the perfect bike for me in 2011 and I couldn’t be more excited to race on the Scalp again!”
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